Breville 7-Quart Slow Cooker : Brown or sear meats to seal in juices for best flavor, then transfer the well with the roast in it into this revolutionary Slow Cooker by Breville. Only one pan to use and clean. A slow steady simmer takes care of the rest. Fork-tender meats and vegetables are ready to serve when you arrive home for dinner, thanks to the smart "combo" setting that begins cooking on high heat and automatically transfers to low simmer for precise cooking. Features high and low temperature settings. No need to search for plastic utensils. Safely use the metal servers you already own to scoop meat, vegetables or soups. Nonstick Quantanium coating with real titanium creates a surface resistant to scratches. With its 7-qt. capacity, you can easily feed a large family. Brushed stainless-steel housing. Cooking well and lid are dishwasher-safe. 18 1/4"W x 11 1/2"D x 9 1/4"H. Product Features Die-cast aluminum well will brown or sear meats or vegetables on a stove top before slow cooking, a breakthrough for one-step cooking with less cleanup Brushed stainless-steel housing with stainless-steel lid Nonstick Quantanium coating with titanium is resistant to scratches Safely use metal utensils without worry of scratching the surface Smart "combo" setting begins cooking on high, then automatically switches to low simmer for precise away-from-home cooking Features high and low temperature settings Instructions with recipes
I bought the slow cooker as a gift for my husband because he's the cook in our house. At first he was puzzled why we would want one because we are retired and aren't at work during the day. He then decided to make a thick vegetable soup and simmered it on low for many hours. He was pleased that it was something we didn't have to watch constantly. It worked beautifully. He also really likes the fact that you can braise in it over the stove. The only negative is the lack of a timing mechanism. There were other brands that had timers, but I don't think they were as well reviewed.