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Sep 13, 2011 09:12 AM

Opinion on slow cooker - Cuisinart Multi-Cooker or others?

Last night I dropped the insert to my bare-bones slow cooker, resulting in a spectacular explosion of shards of cockery all over the kitchen.

I rely on my slow cooker for roasts and such during the week and need to replace it.

I have had my eye on a Cuisinart Multi-Cooker and it gets great reviews on W-S's website. Apparently, it has the ability to brown right in the cooker, which appeals to me.

Anyone have an opinion or experience with this or similar models?

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  1. I've never had a problem with Cuisinart products (blender, stand mixer, bread maker) and I'm also considering this all-in-one model to replace an ancient Rival slow cooker - did you end up buying it?

    1. It's non stick, which means it's going to wear out at some point. Are you going to be able to replace the insert? 200 dollars for a slow cooker with non stick coating? I wouldn't buy it.

      1. Recently purchased the ATK-recommended Crock-Pot Touchscreen. Everything they said in their review was true. Pot Roast DID come out perfect. Don't like to brown in the slow-cooker...prefer to brown on the stovetop, then put it in. Feel like it gives me more control.

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        1. re: njmarshall55

          That's my second choice (the Crock-Pot Touchscreen) as I've read mostly positive reviews about it but I was intrigued by the Cuisinart Multi-Cooker as I do like the "all-in-one" nature of it. Thanks for the info.

        2. I purchased the Cuisinart Multi-Cooker in January and I LOVE IT!!! I use it at least 3 or 4 times a week. Roasted chicken in it is tender and moist. Made slow cook lasagna and the family loved it. Still a little learning curve figuring out how long it takes to roast certain foods because it is quicker than roasting in a regular oven. AGAIN...I LOVE IT AND IT IS MY FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE along with my VitaMix. Good Luck!

          1. Forgot to mention...the non stick insert is awesome...things cook on and just wipe off. Again...a great, great appliance and well worth the money. I purchased mine through Williams-Sonoma.