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Frigidaire Pro vs Crock-Pot Slow Cookers

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custardmaker24 Oct 15, 2013 11:30 PM

Getting a slow cooker, deciding between these two:

Frigidaire Pro 7 Qt programmable
http://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-Professional-7-Quart-Programmable-Cooker/dp/B005O37B28

Crockpot 6.5 Qt Touchscreen
http://www.amazon.com/Crock-Pot-SCVT6...

Both seem to be very well reviewed with the Crock Pot getting more reviews. The Crock Pot one is also the highest recommended one by Americas Test Kitchen, but they didn't review the Frigidare one, which looks better built and has 3 cooking temps.

Which one should I get if I can get them at same price and why? Any experiences with either one?

  1. DuffyH Oct 16, 2013 07:03 AM

    I haven't used either one, but I quickly noticed competing features.

    The Frigidaire has that additional cooking mode (medium) that IMO should be very useful. Too often I want something between high and low, and it's just not there. Those are the times when I wish I had my mom's old unit, made when high wasn't nearly as high as it is today.

    But the timer on the Crockpot goes for 20 hours, while the Frigidaire will only stay on Warm for 3 hours. I suppose that most of the time it wouldn't be a huge deal to reset the timer.

    On balance I'd go for the extra cooking mode and buy the Frigidaire.

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      custardmaker24 Oct 16, 2013 03:49 PM

      Thanks for the helpful reply.

      Anyone else that can weigh in?

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      acgold7 Oct 16, 2013 05:10 PM

      You might check this out:

      http://www.costco.com/.product.100072...?

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        custardmaker24 Oct 16, 2013 09:40 PM

        Thanks. Yeah, I actually saw that. But I have a coupon for the Crock Pot to also get it at $55.

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        jill420 Dec 13, 2013 09:35 PM

        As for the Crockpot 6.5 it was a piece of crap. Failed on the first use as did the first crockpot, the programable 6 qt. I bought them at Amazon and they were an easy return.

        I have the Frigidaire now and so far so good. I have only used it 3 times and it cooked and worked perfectly. Food tasted great.. I also purchased a 2 year warranty just in case. I would recommend this slow cooker.

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