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Greet the summer heat with a slow cooker?

The first day of summer brings the heat, but fall flavors are not far away. Crock-Pot offers a slow cooker with a limited-edition fall-inspired design.

It's never too early to think about Crocktober.
It's never too early to think about Crocktober. Crock-Pot

Summer is here and already it is easy to see how fast it will go. The warm weather beckons us outside for fun in the sun, where good times and food will go hand in hand for the upcoming months. With all this time flying about, before we know it the fun will be over (or at least have to be moved inside). And that's when we trade the burgers and the grill for the stew and the slow cooker.

Even though summer has just begun, the Crock-Pot SCCPRP500-LTD Slow Cooker (in a "Limited Edition Crocktober Pattern") has fall in mind. The limited-edition slow cooker features fall colors amidst a solid background. Gone may be the frenetic sights, sounds, and smells of summer, but the good food doesn't have to go away too. Simple to use with a minimum of clutter, the device transitions us from outdoors to indoors by offering easy operation.

The cooking options provided by the appliance allow for cooking 4 to 6 hours on high, or 8 to 10 hours on the low setting. When cooking is complete, the device automatically switches over to a keep warm setting. The stoneware insert doubles as a serving vessel and (along with the lid) is dishwasher safe. And if the thought of fall on the first day of summer sends shivers down your spine, don't worry; there is still time to use their Create-A-Crock service to keep the summer heat forever in slow cooker form.