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Crockpot Casserole Slow Cooker: A Review

Not all slow cookers are round or oval in shape. Case in point: The 3.5-Quart Crockpot Casserole Slow Cooker. The stoneware insert is a 9 x 13 inch, a rectangular baking dish that is the perfect size and shape to prepare and serve casseroles, lasagna, and other great dishes.

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The Crockpot Casserole Slow Cooker has a secure-fit locking lid, which makes it portable. Serving straight from this slow cooker is so convenient.

It’s charming because the removable stoneware is white and very attractive. I can place the entire appliance on the meal table to keep its contents warm, or simply lift the inner removable stoneware from the slow cooker and place it on the table.

Two Options

The casserole slow cooker is available in two models.

The manual model has settings of Low, High, and Keep Warm. The programmable version with digital controls offers cook temps of Low, High, Keep Warm, as well as times ranging from 30 minutes to 20 hours.

Honest Review

For my needs and lifestyle, the manual version is perfect. When necessary, I can plug it into an ordinary appliance timer to set the end time.

Two Slow cookers

I was pleasantly surprised by how well this cooker actually cooks! The heat is very even with no detectable hot or cold spots.

The stoneware insert (baking dish) is oven-safe and I have used it that way many times when I want to bake rather than slow cook. Both the stoneware and lid are dishwasher safe and clean up beautifully.

 

Since I purchased my manual version in 2016 (before a programmable version was available), I’ve been using it regularly to make desserts, casseroles, and lasagna and I could not be happier. While this doesn’t replace my traditional 7-quart slow cooker, it is my go-to option for recipes that are more casserole-like.

I love this Crockpot Casserole Slow Cooker and could not recommend it any more highly. It is a tremendous helper to keep home-cooked meals on the table despite my busy life.

If I were making the purchase today, I would definitely opt for the programmable version, especially given the price.

 

 

 

 

 


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12 replies
  1. Judy says:

    I sometimes make crock-pot volcano (lava) cake in mine to take to church potlucks. Don’t have to worry about bringing any home!

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  2. Kathy says:

    I do like my casserole crock pot but it seems to cook much faster and I have overcooked a few chicken recipes, has anyone else had this problem?

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  3. ELIZABETH says:

    I would love some dessert recipes to use in my casserole cooker, as well as other meal-in-one recipes, if anyone has some “tried and true” recipes they’d like to share.

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  4. Chris Fenninger says:

    Like Cally Ross, I am the only one in my household. I love your tips and advice. However, I am
    not an Amazon shopper but do wish to purchase items from other businesses if you could recommend them.
    Chris Fenninger

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  5. Robin L Disney says:

    I love mine! Among other things, I make pizza in it. Be sure to spray the crock insert with no-stick spray. I forgot once and it was not easy to get that pizza out! Regular pizza crust mix, spread into the crock. Add your pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. I cook ours on high for 3-3.5 hours. Don’t have to turn on the big oven and it’s just the right size for my husband and me and a little leftover.

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  6. Jodi says:

    I used this insert to Bake AuGratin Potatoes and put them in this holder to keep them warm for a bridal shower. Worked beautifully!

    I also can not say more wonderful things about it. Where has this been for the past 30-years?

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  7. Lynn says:

    Could you post some winter recipes using this casserole crock pot. I’ve had mind for several years as well and basically use it for lasagna. Thanks!

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  8. Birgit Nicolaisen says:

    I love our programmable slow cooker. You can set it up and forget about it. It won’t over cook because it switches to “keep warm” automatically. What are folks favorite recipes in a slow cooker? I love making my applesauce in it.

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  9. Cally Ross says:

    That’s a beautiful piece of equipment! Since I’m the only one in my household these days, it would be overkill for me. I will keep it in mind for one or more of my daughters-in-love, they have hungry kids to feed. 🙂

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