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West Bend 84294 The Crockery II 4-Quart Slow Cooker


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  • 4-quart oval slow cooker, with dark-blue stoneware insert
  • 230 watts with three temperature settings
  • Stay-cool plastic handles and skid-resistant rubber feet
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware crock and glass cover
  • 15-1/2 by 11 by 9 inches; 90-day warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 12 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10 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: B0000CF8MJ
  • Item model number: 84294
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,605 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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West Bend's Oval 4-Quart Crockery Cooker has a country-kitchen look, with clean white curves accented in gold, maroon, and navy blue, with a freehand-style floral motif. Its casual design is well suited to everyday kitchen use, but it's also decorative enough to take its place in a buffet line-up. (During fall and winter, it's great for keeping hot cider or mulled wine warm.) The stoneware insert--also a deep blue--can be used as a serving or baking dish.

There are three temperature settings--Hi, Lo, and Keep Warm, and an indicator light underneath the control dial verifies that the heating element is engaged. The domed glass lid helps keep an eye on whatever's cooking. The body of the slow cooker is metal, so exercise caution, as it does heat up along with the contents as they cook. The lid and handles, however, are made of a stay-cool plastic and can be safely touched during the cooking process.

Clean-up is very easy; warm soapy water will do the trick. (The base unit is not immersible; just use a soapy rag or cloth.) Do not use scratchy, abrasive cleaners on any part of the slow cooker. The glass lid and stoneware insert are both dishwasher-safe. The slow cooker measures 15-1/2 by 11 by 9 inches (including lid and handles). West Bend products include a 90-day warranty against defects and come with a detailed booklet of instructions, recipes, and tips. --Garland Withers

Product Description

Oval 4 Qt. White exterior with floral design. Removable cobalt blue crock. Lo, Hi and Keep Warm settings with operating light. Dishwasher safe crock and glass cover.

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Customer Reviews

This four quart crock pot is the perfect size for our family of four.
David Munson
The stone crock is a super cobalt blue color, therefore making cleaning up very easy.
Jan L. Ring
I am throwing this piece of junk away and buying a rival like I had before.
Joanne

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

250 of 250 people found the following review helpful By David Munson on December 16, 2003
Late Spring 2012 Update. Boys now going on 11. Still using this crock pot even though I purchased a 6 quart one. (The larger pot is too big for a 3.5 pound roast but that fits in this one nicely). I still use the rival temp controller but I think the pot does not get as hot as it did years ago. 3.5 pound roast + 3 packets (Italian seasoning, Ranch and Brown Gravy) + 2T Wondra flour mixed in a cup of water.

September 2010. Still a great crock pot. Seared country style (pork shoulder) (season heavily with b-sugar and seasoned salt) ribs and threw them in the crock pot with a heavy dash of Worcestershire for 6 hours. :-)

October 2008 add-on. Still a great crock pot. Big enough (whole 6lb chicken / large roast) for our family (the twin boys are now 7). Everything is still in good shape. I still use the rival temperature controller to correct the temperature.

October 2007 add-on. Still a great crock pot.

March 2006 add-on. I still think this is a great crock pot. Over the years I have perfected a few wonderful recipes. A couple years ago I purchased a Rival Smart-Part device that tunes the temp & time. I set the Rival to "A" for a lower temperature cook. (I think the Rival instructions tell you to use the "C" setting but "A" seems to produce what I think is the perfect low temperature. With the Rival temperature controller separate, you have more control over how it should cook).

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I have used this crock pot for three meals so far without problems. It show great promise of the being the (almost) perfect slow cooker.

I purchased this model because it is as close to the perfect crock pot as you can get. Our other crock pot is a 6 quart round model and too large for normal cooking and "burns" or over-cooks normal meals.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By David on December 29, 2005
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What can you say about a crockpot? They're supposed to be no-brainers -- you dump your ingredients into it and let it cook 'em. If you're a lazy cook like me, you want simple, effective, and easy to use. This crockpot is nearly the Platonic ideal of crockpottery. It comes with exactly three pieces: the metal cooker (with a short but adequate electrical cord and plastic dial), the ceramic pot (fits snugly in the cooker), and the metal-rimmed glass lid (fits on the pot).

It's big enough to handle family-sized meals, but not so big that you'll have trouble carrying it, fitting it on your counter or in your sink, or even in your refrigerator. (You can take the pot out of the cooker and put it in your fridge with the lid on, it will fit on most shelves.) It is a simple, pleasing shape. The pot is smooth, round and easy to handle and clean (no awkward corners or crevices that are hard to scrub out), making it ideal for both cooking and placing on the table to serve from. The projections at either end of the pot make it easy to lift and carry. Once removed from the cooker, the pot cools quickly enough that you can carry it bare-handed within minutes, though the contents will stay hot with the lid on.

The cooker works. It has a dial with three settings (besides "Off"): "Low," "High," and "Keep Warm." What else do you need? A child could use it; what kind of crockpot recipe needs more precise controls?

This is an essential, no-frills basic crockpot that just does what a crockpot should, at a great price (I can't imagine what additional value you'd get out of those fancier more expensive models). It's a workhorse in my kitchen. It's given me no problems at all. IF YOU'RE A BACHELOR, you need a crockpot! Buy this one.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. Benson on November 4, 2005
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This is a very nice little crock pot. I've used it several times and have been very happy with it. The removable crock itself is a little thinner than my old crockpot and I feel I may have to be more careful with it but it's a great size for a family of 2 to 4 people and works very well.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth A. Dyer on August 27, 2005
I really like this cooker. Initially I planned to use it for cooking large quantities of ingrediients such as brown rice, garbanzos and soybeans to freeze in recipe-sized packets so that I can speed up preparation of soups, stews and casseroles, and it is very useful for that purpose. The oval shape easily accomodates a stewing chicken or corned beef, and the liftout ceramic core is very attractive on a trivet on the dining table.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Sandy P on October 30, 2005
I bought this crock-pot a year ago because I commute an hour to the school I teach at and end up exhausted by the time I get home...with grading to do as well. I had to find a way to get meals prepared with minimal muss and fuss and needed an occasional break from microwave meals. A slow cooker seemed ideal.

This model seemed to fit the bill: large capacity, convenient oval shape to hold larger items like roasts, and an affordable price, but I guess you do get what you pay for.

Maybe my particular slow cooker was defective. I'll never know since the 30 day return window expired by the time I noticed the problem, but this unit puts out too much heat. Even on the low setting, I'd come home to food with a decidedly burnt taste to them. At first I thought that the recommended 8 hours on low for most recipes might be too long, so then I started using it only on weekends when I could cut the cooking time down. That didn't work either. Even on the low setting, the food would come to a boil around the edges and that horrid burnt taste would permeate the entire meal. I'd also find that the edges, and sometimes the bottom, would have food stick and burn, leaving a crusty black residue that had to soak overnight before being taken off. Also, I never felt comfortable leaving it on all day because the bottom of the unit became very hot as well.

Now it sits in my closet in my classroom. Every now and then I'll pull it out to boil hotdogs for in-class celebrations, so it's not a total waste of money...but I'd definitely not recommend this unit for anyone else, based on my experience with it.
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