Cooking and waiting go hand in hand. Sure, sometimes, the action is fast and furious, but other times it just becomes a matter of patience. This "hurry up and wait" aspect of meal making isn't a bad thing; flavor develops at its own pace. As cooking can be all about timing, it would not be inappropriate to consider the fact that sometimes it is the actual appliance that needs to catch up. So it seems only natural that the cooking appliance itself should know what is expected of it. Like what time to have dinner ready at.
Unveiled today in a live Web event, the Crock-Pot Slow Cooker with Smart Cook Technology knows what time it is. Featuring an innovative "Ready At" setting, the slow cooker can be told when a meal should be completed cooking. Different from other programmable slow cookers that simply use a timer, this model simplifies the process into human terms. After all, what time dinner is going to be ready is one of the most basic of questions for us all.
The slow cooker uses a simple interface to determine cooking time. Users select the base protein that they are cooking and then what time they would like the meal to be ready at. The appliance then adjusts the power as necessary. The slow-cooking method is well suited to this approach as long cooking times are the norm. If ever the user wishes to go the traditional route, the slow cooker can be used in manual mode with low, high, and keep warm settings.
In combination with the fun product reveal that Crock-Pot engineered (via brandlive), the new slow cooker will be available for a short time at $69.99.