Slow cook a feast

The 5-Quart Oblong Slow Cooker from West Bend is big enough to entertain a crowd.

The 5-Quart Oblong Slow Cooker Focus Electrics

West Bend's 5-Quart Oblong Slow Cooker offers more options than many other crockpots. The size of the slow cooker makes it possible to put together dinner for a crowd just as easily as you might start a stew for just two. And if you lift the pot off the heating base, you can use the base as a small griddle, perfect for frying up a little more food to augment whatever's in the pot. The cooking pot is also multiuse: it's safe for use in the oven, freezer, refrigerator, or even on the stovetop. When you add in the thermal carrying case and a lid meant for travel, the Oblong Slow Cooker seems meant for cooking just about anything that will fit in a crockpot.

The 5-Quart Oblong Slow Cooker has a nonstick interior, to keep cleanup as simple as cooking. In addition to its adjustable heating controls, the slow cooker has a Keep Warm setting, so your meals will be warm at least through second helpings. The Keep Warm setting keeps food at a safe temperature until you're ready to eat or store it. The Oblong Slow Cooker is $69.99. Another version is available without the thermal carrying case, priced at $59.99.

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    Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.


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