The Cuisinart 3 -1/2-quart slow cooker is an outstanding programmable slow cooker. It is one of the best slow cookers in the market. There are certain features that made this slow cooker to beat the competition. The first thing we noticed about this slow cooker is its display functions and cooking time. The timer on this slow cooker allows you to set your cooking time as long as 24 hours or as short as 5 minutes. Many slow cookers out there will determine the cooking time you should cook your meal. This often results to meals being overcooked or undercooked.
This slow cooker has buttons for high, low, simmer and keep warm mode. Now, the simmer is an added benefit that this slow cooker comes with. No need to simmer your food in a separate pot anymore. Just add your food ingredient and choose simmer and your food will simmer. You can also choose to keep the food on simmer once the main cooking time is done. It has a touchpad LCD big and bright blue display that tells you the progress of the meal.
The Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2 quart slow cooker can comfortably cook for a family of 2-4 persons. It has a beautiful design that adds extra beauty to your kitchen counter. The size is also very suitable for people that do not have much space on their kitchen counter. It has a removable oval ceramic cooking pot that can go from the counter to the dining table. Its attractive design makes it suitable to serve as a serving dish. The handle is stay-cool so that you do not burn your hand when lifting.
The programmable slow cooker allows you to set your meal to cook while you are off to work. After the programmed cooking time is over, the Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2 automatically switches to the keep warm mode. This ensures that your meal stays warm until you and your family are ready to eat. The lifting lid protects the hands from burns by staying cool to the touch even while cooking. The see-through cover allows you to see how the meal is cooking without needing to lift the cover which affects the cooking time.
The Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2 comes in an attractive brushed stainless body, with a big blue digital display. The display window has the increase and decrease timer settings with the option to choose from high, low, simmer, and warm cooking modes. The big blue digital display shows which cooking mode using the indicator light. It has a glass cover with a top handle for easy lifting. The crock pot is ceramic and is removable. The slow cooker has short sturdy black stay-cool handles.
- A removable 3-1/2 quart oval-shaped ceramic cooking pot
- Cooking pot and lid is dishwasher friendly
- Full instruction manual and various recipes
- Programmable slow cooker that allows for high, low, simmer, and keep warm cooking mode
- Product dimension is 14.2 x 16.5 x 11.8 inches
- Product weighs 9.5 pounds exclusive of shipping weight
- Touchpad control panel with clear and bright blue LED timer display
- Automatic shift from cooking mode to Warm mode when cooking time is over
- 24-hour cooking timer
- Brushed stainless steel housing
- Nonslip rubber feet
- Glass lid with chrome-plated knob
- Limited 3 years warranty
There are some good things about this slow cooker that makes people rush to it. Let us look at some of them:
- Comes with a glass lid to see the cooking progress and to keep food ingredients moist
- Comes in attractive brushed stainless housing that adds beauty to the kitchen
- Ceramic pot that is stick resistant and dishwasher friendly for easy cleaning
- Glass lid is also dishwasher friendly
- 3-quart capacity can cook for more than 2 persons
- Cool to touch handles on glass lid and by the side
- Has high, low, simmer, and warm buttons to give you variety in cooking
- Has 24 hours capacity timer that allows for flexible timing
- Bright blue LCD display that enables you to see the cooking time and mode even across the kitchen
- Allows you to turn it ON or OFF when you are done
- Automatically switches to warm mode after cooking so that your meal does not get cold until you are ready to eat
- BPA-free safe meals to give you added peace of mind
- Nonslip rubber feet to prevent lid from falling off while cooking
- Comes with an instruction manual and recipe hints
- Comes with a simmer function that allows you to simmer your meal all in one place
- Has 3 years limited warranty
- Side handles are too short
This slow cooker gathered a lot of positive reviews from people. Out of 952 reviews as at February 2nd, 2017, 68% of them gave it 5-star. 13% gave it a 4-star, 5% gave it 3-star, 4% gave it 2-star while 10% gave it 1-star.
A verified purchase user of this product that goes by the name Tiger Vine Voice said that they love the size which is able to cook for more than two persons.
Kathy Hester who also rated the product a 5-star and is a verified purchase said that she is in love with its simmer feature option.
Another one said that she loves the beautiful design and the fact that it heats up pretty quickly once it is turned on.
Cuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, when compared with other slow cookers, will give them a run for their money. The beautiful appearance makes the slow cooker one of the best slow cookers out there. It is the only slow cooker that comes with a simmer option. The fact that many people that bought and used the product love it makes us conclude that the slow cooker is a product to go for. The price is also commensurate with the functions it provides.