Tuesday, December 8, 2009
All-Clad 99009 Stainless-Steel 6-1/2 Quart Slow Cooker
The All-Clad 99009 Stainless-Steel 6-1/2 Quart Slow Cooker is much more than a simple rice cooker. It cooks rice of course, but is also a great high quality cooker for all sorts of home-cooked meals. One of the features consumers love about this cooker is its 26 hour programmable timer. So even if you plan to have a really busy day and won't be able to cook, you can prepare the meal in advance and start the cooker by timer as you go about your other business. Highly convenient for busy homemakers.
Its other features include 3 temperature settings for various kinds of dishes; a glass lid so you can see what's going on inside the pot; rivited handles made of stainless steel so you can feel confident carrying the pot without fear of breakage or lack of handle support; dishwasher safe parts so the cooker is simple and easy to clean; and it comes with a cooker recipe book. So even if this is a gift for someone who's never used a cooker before, they can learn the basics from the included book. A convenient buy!
I always like to see appliances with good warranties because it shows that the maker has confidence in its own product. 90 day warranties don't impress me. If you're product will break after 90 days then it's a piece of trash. But the All-Clad 99009 Stainless-Steel 6-1/2 Quart slow cooker has a 1 year (limited) warranty. That's something I like to see, and it makes me feel much more comfortable buying a kitchen appliance that I plan to use frequently.
It is is great for soups, casseroles, pot roasts, curries, and other dishes. 6-1/2-quarts is quite a large capacity which is enough for individual meals with left-overs, or for family dinners. The ceramic insert and glass lid are cleaned easily by hand with warm, soapy water and are dishwasher-safe.