The savvy design of the casserole crock pot makes it a new kitchen fave at my house and one of my most often used appliances.
This is one of my new favorite kitchen helpers, and I love it so much that I decided to share about it in a Family Savvy review. It is a new design that really hasn’t gotten much press, but it is starting to gain some steam. I truly think this is such a savvy improvement over traditional crocks that it will eventually become the most popular version.
The casserole crock is a 3.5 quart casserole shaped slow cooker. The stoneware liner is removable, the lid locks for easy transportation, and the crock comes in basic and programmable versions. I bought mine a few months ago and have used it multiple times. I love it and use it more than my round, deep slow cooker.
There are several ways the casserole crock trumps the traditional version.
- Food heats / cooks more evenly. The 9 x 13 ceramic dish is proportioned so that more food is close to the heating surface. In a traditional crock, food in the middle takes longer to heat and cook thoroughly.
- The removable stoneware can go from the countertop to the tabletop to the oven to the fridge. Food can be cooked in the liner in the oven and then keep warm in the heating unit. Leftovers can be stored int the fridge in the liner since food cools evenly and safely.
- The crock frees up oven and stove top space. This is super handy for entertaining.
- The locking lid makes transporting food super easy. I took green beans to a party and simply plugged them in when I got there to keep them warm.
Since buying mine, I’ve used it for roast, mac & cheese, Mississippi green beans, and cocktail meatballs. It looks so much better as a serving piece than the large traditional crock; the design is just fabulous.
The basic model of this crock is sold at Wal-Mart in limited colors for $40 before tax. I spent a bit more for this programmable stainless version.. Since I use mine for entertaining, I wanted the look of the stainless. The programmable option will come in handy also at some point.
The programmable stainless can also be purchased online from Bed Bath & Beyond, and currently at a better price than amazon (but this may change with amazon’s tendency to price match).
Hope this review helps in some way. I love sharing about new and favorite tools that make cooking and entertaining easier! As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed, and stay savvy!!