It’s true that the Cuisinart programmable slow cookers are more expensive compared to usual slow cookers. But with great price comes good quality and added features! Being able to set the timer for cooking can be a very useful feature if you’re a busy person. Check out our reviews on these three models to figure out which one would benefit you the most and get your money’s worth.
What is the Best Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker to buy in 2016?
Cuisinart 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker, Slow Cooker, Steamer
The Cuisinart 3-In-1. By the name itself you can already guess that there are three different functions in this one unique machine. The control panel allows you to select Slow Cook, Brown/Saute or Steam. These three functions can be used to cook various types of food. Using the control panel, you can also set the cooking time and the temperature. The cooking temperature can be set up to a maximum of 400 degrees F. You can press the ‘Start/Stop’ button to start cooking or stop cooking should there be any mistakes in the settings. A blue backlit LCD display clearly shows the cooking time and temperature. It features a glass lid with handle that allows you to check on the food without needing to lift the lid. A steaming rack is provided for use during steaming. It also features a non-stick aluminum 6-Quart cooking pot that helps distribute heat evenly throughout the unit and makes cleaning a breeze afterwards. The washable parts are dishwasher-safe and the parts involved with food are BPA free.
Customers are satisfied with the fact that they can do most of their cooking in one pot.There were a couple of negative feedbacks on damaged Teflon coating due to manufacturing defects. A customer noted that, unlike other units,this unit does not release much heat from underneath and therefore will not damage the countertop. Thanks to the non-stick coating, customers are happy that they can easily remove dried food while cleaning.
Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central (MSC-600) Commercial Video
Cuisinart PSC Stainless Steel Programmable Slow Cooker
The Cuisinart PSC-650 is a 6.5-Quart size programmable slow cooker. You can easily check on the progress of your food by looking through the glass lid with stainless steel rim. The chrome-plated handles are cool to the touch so you can handle the unit without burning yourself. The three modes available on this unit are ‘simmer’, ‘low’, and ‘high’. A ‘keep warm’ feature is also available. The cooking time can be programmed up to 24 hours. When the cooking is done, the auto keep warm feature will kick in. The ceramic cooking pot is round-shaped and can be removed for cleaning. The lid and ceramic pot are dishwasher-safe. The unit comes with a cooking rack, recipe book, and instruction book.
According to customer reviews, the 6.5-Quart size is useful for cooking large batches. Customers are happy with the usefulness of the three modes and the easy-to-clean parts.The only negative feedback is from an unfortunate customer who received a unit with manufacturing defects.
Cuisinart 6.5-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker (PSC-650) Demo Video
Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
This oval-shaped Cuisinart PSC-350 with a removable 3.5-Quart ceramic pot features keep warm, simmer, low, and high settings as well as an ‘On/Off’ button. You can set the cooking time up to 24 hours using the control panel and the LED timer display will show you how much time is left before your food is done. If you’re not around when the cook time is done, the unit will automatically shift to keep warm setting. The see-through glass lid and stick-resistant ceramic pot are dishwasher-safe. The control panel and stainless steel housing can be easily cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth. The side handles are always cool to the touch even while cooking. The parts involved with cooking are BPA free.
There are plenty of positive feedbacks on this Cuisinart PSC-350. It is suitable for cooking for 2-3 people. A few customers noted some drawbacks; that it does not have a delayed start function and it is not able to change heat settings during cooking. However, these are merely minor inconveniences compared to its multiple settings, modern look, and automatic keep warm function.
Cuisinart 3.5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker (PSC-350) Demo Video
Choosing the best Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker
Before deciding on which model to buy, think about the amount of food you need to cook every day. Do you cook for a lot of people or only a few? If you cook only for a few people, it is best to avoid the large sized slows cookers because a slow cooker that is only half-filled will most likely overcook your food. The overall size is also an important factor. Make sure you have enough space on your counter! Thanks for reading the review. We hope you can find your best Cuisinart programmable slow cooker.