Slow cookers are known for cooking chili, soups, and stews, but these meals aren't the only things slow cookers do well. They're also great for making side dishes and desserts, and they're perfect for making foods that are not naturally tender, such as inexpensive, yet flavorful cuts of meat. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.
The Wrap & Serve Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. The oval-shaped stoneware crock is versatile for an assortment of foods. Simply place the ingredients in the crock, set the desired temperature, and go. No watching or stirring required. The dishwasher safe ceramic crock and lid make cleanup a breeze.
- Cooks while you are away
- No watching or stirring
- Perfect size for 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast
- Removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware crock & lid
- Wraparound element for even heating
- Change the design anytime
- Five wrap sets included
- Included wrap sets have 2 pieces for the front & back of the slow cooker
- Side-mounted controls with warm, low and high settings
- Dimensions (inches): 9.8 H x 17.2 W x 11 D
Great at home and for entertaining
The Wrap & Serve Slow Cooker works impressively well for family dinners, parties and potlucks. Easily handle a 6 lb. chicken or a 4 lb. roast with the 6 quart stoneware crock. A wide variety of foods can be accommodated with the oval-shaped stoneware. The control knob has been moved to the side of the slow cooker, so you can show off your favorite pattern. The designs look great on any buffet, countertop or serving table.
Cooking side dishes or dessert
Main courses, soups and one-pot meals are not the only things slow cookers are great for preparing. They are also perfect for making side dishes and desserts, especially when your main oven is full.
A slow cooker is great for foods that are not naturally tender, such as meat with a lot of connective tissue. These are the less-expensive cuts but also the most flavorful. Like braising, slow cookers tenderize meat gradually as it cooks. If you choose cuts such as chuck roast, pork shoulder, short ribs or chicken thighs, you won't be disappointed with the results. If fat is an issue, refrigerate the contents after cooking and skim off the extra fat before serving. Note: you must thaw frozen meat and poultry before adding it to the slow cooker.
Slow cooking tips
If you're not familiar with slow cooking, there are a few things you should know. First, how high you fill the crock (sometimes called the insert, stoneware, cookware, or vessel) is important. To prevent overcooking, the crock should be filled half-full to no more than one inch from the rim. If cooking soups or stews, leave a 2-inch space between the top of the crock and the food so the recipe can come to a simmer. Secondly, if you lift the lid during cooking, your cooking time will increase due to heat loss. Unless your recipe specifically calls for stirring, resist lifting the lid. Last but not least, if you want to store leftovers after cooking, divide leftovers into smaller containers and place in the refrigerator.