Cuisinart Cook Central Multi-Cooker, 4-Quart : Multipurpose Cuisinart Cook Central performs the functions of a slow cooker, oven and stove top. This Cuisinart Multi-Cooker features 3 fully programmable cooking functions: slow cook on high, low or simmer up to 24 hours. Steam up to 90 minutes. With this 4-quart slow cooker, you can brown meats up to 400 F or saute vegetables, without using a separate pan on the stove top. Easy-read blue backlit LCD screens to view time and temperature settings. One touch lets you switch modes to accommodate combination cooking. Perfect for holiday and buffet dining, the Cuisinart multi-cooker automatically adjusts to keep warm setting at the end of a slow cooker cycle. Includes steaming rack to prepare nutrient-rich and flavorful crisp-tender vegetables. Rack is also ideal to elevate meat above liquid for slow cooker meals. Tempered glass lid with stainless-steel rim creates a tight-fitting seal, maintaining moistness, flavor and nutrients of foods. The stainless-steel exterior on this 4-quart slow cooker encapsulates heat to ensure even cooking. Transports easily to table with stay-cool handles for an attractive serving dish. Stay-cool insert handles. Retractable cord for easy storage. Cast-aluminum pot insert with nonstick finish ensures effortless cleanup. Includes instructions with recipes. Dishwasher-safe insert, rack and lid. 1,200 watts. Product Features Mutlitpurpose cooker browns/sautes, steams and slow cooks in removable, 4-qt. nonstick cast-aluminum pot Performs the functions of a slow cooker, stove top and oven, eliminating the cleanup of a separate pan to steam, brown or saute food 3 fully programmable cooking functions: 1) Slow cook programmable up to 24 hours with high, low and simmer settings. 2) Steam up to 90 minutes. 3) Brown or saute up to 400 F Automatically adjusts to keep warm setting at the end of slow-cooker cycle One touch to switch modes for combination cooking Easy-read blue backlit LCD screens to view time and temperature settings Includes steaming rack to prepare crisp-tender vegetables Rack can also be used to elevate meat above liquid for slow cooker meals Stainless-steel exterior encapsulates heat to ensure even cooking Multi-use cooker is an attractive serving dish on the table Tempered glass lid with stainless-steel rim creates a tight-fitting seal to retain nutrients and flavor of foods Easy-grip, stay-cool handles on insert and cooker Retractable cord for convenient storage Includes instructions with recipes
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Mad Scientist
I tend to cook meals that are:Hearty
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
I tried the Cuisinart Central Multi-Cooker last night for the first time - it is perfecet! I made a chicken/sausage pepper slow cook recipe that allowed me to try out the sauté function as well as the slow cook function. I love it! The heat was even and the browning of the chicken and sausage was perfect. We live in an RV so it allowed me to do the entire meal in our outside kitchen without any other tools. The metal insert really simplifies the process; I have another one -7 qt metal insert that is good but for just my husband and I the size with this is just right. Clean up was a snap too. Weight is great too for handling - not too heavy - not too light.