If you are new to slow cooking or just prefer the basics, the Rival Smart Pot Crock Pot is a fantastic slow cooker, and could be just what you are looking for. This 6 quart crock pot with removable oval stoneware dishwasher-safe insert and lid, has four automatic cooking modes, and automatically switches to warm when the cooking time is completed.

It stands out as being the best in its category for two reasons. Firstly, I like the unique, quick and easy programming options. Secondly, because of the bonus that comes with it.

Programmable Smart Pot Slow Cooker

I really like the speed and simplicity of setting up the cooking time with this smart pot slow cooker, as compared to setting up a the timer for a fully programmable slow cooker. This gives its owner the main benefits of a fully programmable model, without all the button pushing to set the timer. I prefer this because it reduces the opportunity for me to make an error. In my opinion, these features position the Rival Smart Pot Crock Pot as the best slow cooker between a basic, manual model and a fully programmable slow cooker.

Rival Smart Pot Crock Pot

With this very clever programmable smart pot slow cooker and a few minutes preparation time in the morning, you can cook a 6 pound roast, or easily feed 7-8 people a delicious, creamy casserole or a tempting dessert.

If this is your first crock pot, or your first 6 quart crock pot, you will enjoy the selection of recipes in the instruction book. They will get you started and show you how full your slow cooker is supposed to be. Please note the instructions say “To avoid over or under cooking, always fill the stoneware half to three-quarters full to conform to recommended cook times.” As you can appreciate, if you use less liquid than is recommended, the dish you are making may not turn out as you would hope. I recommend you follow the ingredient, assembly and cooking instructions to the letter, and then if you want to adapt them when you next cook the dish, you can.

I love how simple this smart pot crock pot is to program. You just select one of the four automatic time settings (2, 4, 6 or 8 hours) and then choose temperature, (high or low) and you are done! This programmable slow cooker automatically switches to warm mode when the programmed cooking time is completed. Couldn’t be easier! Just like the clean up – the liner and lid are dishwasher safe, so clean up is a breeze.

When you go to purchase your Rival Smart Pot Crock Pot, be sure to look for the offer that includes the bonus 16 oz Rival Little Dipper warmer. This mini pot is not a cooking vessel, it has been designed for the important task of keep its contents warm for 3-4 hours. A tempting range of recipes are included; my favorite appetizer so far is the warm Spinach Dip. The Chocolate Fondue is a fun dessert; just cut up some pound cake and add to a platter of fruit and marshmallows and watch it disappear!

You will find many uses for this little guy, for example to keep the gravy or other sauces warm on the buffet, to re-heat soup or stew for yourself for lunch and for making steel cut oatmeal overnight. I have seen other additional uses listed too, such baby bottle warmer.

Once you have your own Rival Smart Pot Crock Pot, your only problem will be which part of the meal will you cook in it. Everything tastes so much better when it’s cooked to perfection and ready and waiting for you, when you are ready to eat!

Source by Sharyn Read