Entertaining just doesn’t get easier than this. Three, 1.5 quart slow cookers with individual temperature controls, hold entrées, appetizers, dips or desserts, side by side. The removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware and glass lids keep party clean up to a minimum. The sleek stainless and black design blends perfectly into any setting. And smooth, integrated handles make moving from countertop to tabletop a snap. Get ready to inspire your cooking and your entertaining with three times the function, three times the fun and three times the possibilities.
- 3 warmers - 1.5 quarts each
- Each individual warmer, includes a round, removable stoneware
- 3 individual temperature control settings - low, high & warm
- Glass lids
- Stainless Steel and Black Hybrid Finish
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I remember when I first brought this home, my husband questioned my sanity, as he often does when I bring home a new piece of kitchen equipment. This thing is huge, a little cumbersome to carry, and hard to store in a small house like ours. In fact, it took me a while to figure out where to put it because we lack the shelf space for something this large. Currently it resides under the bed in our guest room with the majority of my excess kitchen gear.
Note to future house guests: please don't look under the bed, it's a mess, but I'm pretty sure I've vacuumed recently... I think.
One thing that I've always struggled with is having my large family meals all ready at the same time. Even when I start cooking days in advance, things never come together at once. I know that with practice I'll eventually get there, but in the mean time I've come up with a new plan. Slow cookers and lots of 'em! Several years back I saw this in the Target circular around the holidays and realized this would be a very beneficial piece of equipment for the type of entertaining I tend to do. Of course just my luck, Target happened to be out of them when I went to buy one. Several weeks later, with rain check in hand and a recently released coupon, I managed to bring this baby home for roughly half off. I haven't regretted it once.
The crocks for this device are 1.5qt each and due to their small size this device isn't going to be for everyone. If you're interested in purchasing one, go take a look at it in the store and make sure the size is a good fit for your intended application. I have seen other brands with larger crocks if the size is an issue.
Despite the small crocks it is actually a pretty versatile device. I've used this for chili, nacho, taco and pasta bars, warming side dishes during the holidays, and multiple dips during poker night. It also works well for keeping finger foods warm, fondue, ice cream toppings and making candied apples. I'm sure you could come up with a whole host of other uses.
- Easy clean-up, crocks and lids are dishwasher safe
- Removable crocks (can be stored in fridge once cooled.)
- Individual temperature controls with low, high, and warm settings
- Can be used to cook or re-heat food
- Crocks are oven safe
- Difficult to store
- No lid rest, lids need to be set on counter
- Serving spoons must be removed before lid is replaced
- Tends to burn cheese-based dips around the edges after extended time warming
- Lids have plastic handles and are not oven safe
Other important things to know:
The bottom of the buffet tends to heat up when used for long periods. I would not suggest setting this directly on a wood or wood-veneer table-top because it may damage the finish of the table. Easy solution: place several trivets under the device.
My Rating: 95/100
Would I order this again? Absolutely! This makes feeding a large crowd easy, I just wish it had a lid rest.
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