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Hamilton Beach 33956 Set 'n Forget 5-Quart Slow Cooker, White

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  • 5-quart oval-shaped slow cooker for soups, pot roasts, curries, and more
  • Flat-panel digital controls; precise temperature probe for large cuts of meat
  • Manual or pre-programmed by time or temperature cooking options
  • Automatic keep warm; locking glass lid reduces spills when transporting
  • Measures approximately 16 by 9 by 16 inches; 1-year warranty
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Product Details

Package Quantity: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 9 x 16 inches ; 13.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000R4FTV4
  • Item model number: 33956
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,142 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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5 quart Oval slow cooker with flat panel digital controls & temperature probe for large cuts of meat- Never over cook or under cook meat with this precise temperature probe . Slow cooks three ways - manually or pre-programmed by time or temperature with the included meat probe. Includes clip tight glass lid feature to reduce spills when travelling . Automatically shifts to warm to prevent overcooking

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Customer Reviews

I used it about 1-2 times a month.
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I love the probe function, which allows you to cook until the meat is done then automatically warm without second guessing.
Amazon Customer
I bought this item as a gift for my daughter at Christmas and she is in love with it.
Donald S. Collins

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

139 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on March 9, 2008
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I bought this after my larger sized Rival had the handle come off of the lid while cooking. This seems to be a much better made cooker. I love the probe function, which allows you to cook until the meat is done then automatically warm without second guessing. The controls are easy to read and push. I tested the unit and it heated to the proper temperatures for low and high. No overcooking or handles coming off. I predict if Rival continues to sell cheap junk that HB will soon become the number one slow cooker, a worthy rival to Rival.
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155 of 163 people found the following review helpful By truth_liberator on September 19, 2010
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Ok, so I should have looked at Amazon and the ratings before this product ever entered our home.

However, that won't stop me from helping others, who read these reviews, from being duped by slow cooker companies' empty rhetoric.

Allow me to quantify a problem with this cooker:

You can set the probe to a low temperature of 140 and that is good. HOWEVER, this cooker's "Warm" setting runs at a temperature of 180 (I tested mine this morning, after ruining a nice cut of slow cooker meat).

Here is the reason why some of us have posted that these cookers are cooking too hot: Meat proteins, which contain moisture, start to shrink at a temperature of 140-150 (see "On Food and Cooking", Harold McGee, page 163, 2004) and causes the meat to start drying out.

You CANNOT set and forget! If the cooker's temperature is 180 on the warm setting, then whatever you put in the cooker will come up to a temperature of 180, at some point in time--REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU SET THE PROBE AT.

This means that you cannot braise tough meats. Why? Because, tough meats require low and slow cooking to avoid drying out the meat while melting the tough connective tissue which make the meat unpleasant to consume. While I have not checked the cooker's temperature on the low setting, braising tough meat should be done around 160-180. I remain confident that if the warm setting is 180, then the low setting can only be hotter.

Now, I can fully understand that companies are covering their rear-ends because of safe cooking practices; however, 180 degrees is excessively safe (even ground beef is beyond well done at 180).

The truth to this is that you cannot use this slow cooker as a set and forget with meats.
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By mntngal100 on January 4, 2009
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I bought this for myself because I wanted a programmable crock that would automatically turn to warm when finished. But I got much more than I had expected. I've used the probe and it cooked my chicken perfectly. And I love that the lid will seal if I need to transport a meal to a pot luck dinner or something. In the past, I would have to worry about everything spilling out, but not with this because it has such a great seal on it.
I also bought this as a gift for my brother and his large family. We were all amazed at how much we could cook in this. So, it works great for a large family. The directions do recommend that the crock is filled for best results or expect it to cook faster if it is only half filled. That may be why a few people on here had their food cook too fast. I haven't had a problem with that at all. Would recommend this for anyone and I got on sale, so good purchase for the money.
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134 of 151 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 27, 2008
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We had an old Rival crock pot from the 80s that worked great, you could put a frozen roast in it on low in the morning, go to work, and come home to perfectly cooked roast after work. It finally gave up and died... so we went on a quest for a new one.

Bought another Rival, a 5 qt oval crock pot. It got way to hot, it's only good for making boiled jerky out of your roast! This despite putting it on low. Even trying to cook on low for a mere four hours, this will turn a roast into a tough, boiled piece of leather.

We thought perhaps Hamilton Beach would be a better choice, so we went back and spent the 40 bucks to buy this stay and go digital model. Same problem. Apparently all the "new and improved" crock pots have been made much hotter than the old ones, and cook much faster. This makes them virtually worthless for making a decent roast or slow cooked batch of stew. My old crock pot from the 80s made every roast so tender it fell apart. This Hamilton Beach stay-and-go... and the Rival 5qt oval model we bought... will both speedily boil your roast into an unappetizing chunk of leather that is difficult to cut, let alone chew.

GET WITH IT Rival and Hamilton Beach! Make a NEW slow cooker that actually... ahem... COOKS SLOW.... on a LOW temperature for 8 hours or so, or don't bother selling it to me. I'm returning this new Hamilton Beach model... and going to some second hand stores hoping I can buy a REAL slow cooker in serviceable condition from back when they made them to BE slow cookers... rather than just an electric boiling pot.

Again, note: In four hours, on LOW temperature, these new ones will turn your roast into boiled tough jerky. Don't waste your money until Rival and Hamilton Beach wake up!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Liz, Cooking Enthusiast on July 28, 2008
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I bought this slow cooker because I was sick of having liquid spill out as I transported food to the office. It works great! The rubber gasket around the lid seals everything in and the clamps on either side of the lid keep it sealed down tight. Slow cooker functions are pretty much the same on all models but the way this lid seals sets this cooker apart. Good thinking by Hamilton Beach!
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