Just from my nickname, MomMomOnTheGo, you can probably guess that we have a busy household here. If you follow me regularly, then you know just how busy our household is. Our family consists of us two adults, 3 kids (ages 19, 11 and 6) 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bunny. We lost one cat last year and for some reason we just can’t keep the fish alive. You can imagine that we are running around all the time. Between careers, kids, volunteering as coaches and managers and then our hobbies such as my website, I admit that it is hard to get dinner together sometimes. To the rescue, my newest addition to the kitchen….my lovely, sexy, sleek looking, and ever so valuable 5 Quart Round Smart Pot Slow Cooker from Crock-Pot The Original Slow Cooker.
Isn’t she absolutely beautiful and sleek looking with the one touch control! Let me share the features with you…
Satisfy 4-5 hungry people with the touch a button! Its makes meal planning easy with all the great features you expect from your Crock-Pot® slow cooker, plus 4 automatic time settings and automatic temperature settings for cooking soup to meat and all your other favorite slow cooker recipes. Dishwasher safe removable stoneware makes easy work of clean up and doubles as a convenient serving dish complete with a dishwasher-safe glass lid.
Ideal for 4-5 people
3 heat settings.
One touch control
Coating for easy cleaning
Auto-shift to “warm” setting
Programmable touchpad selects cook time and temperature
5.0 Qt./4.7 L slow cooker
Removable stoneware for easy serving and cleanup
Tempered glass lid
Dishwasher safe lid and stoneware
Sure grip handles for added comfort
The first thing you are probably wondering is if the 5 Quart is in fact big enough for a family of 5, especially one with a teenage boy that can eat you out of house and home. The answer is a definite yes. I have never had an issue with this Crock-Pot being too small. Honestly I used to have a gigantic slow cooker and it wouldn’t even fit int he sin or dishwasher for cleaning. I disliked how big it was soooo much I never used it. It was just too cumbersome. My 5 Quart Crock-Pot is perfect. It fits in the sink and in the dishwasher so clean up is as easy as cooking in it.
There is nothing I love more than know that once I get home, that a wonderful dinner will be made. Since no one is going to do it for us, we turn to our trusty Crock-Pot. You can make a delicious pasta sauce, chili, pulled pork, roast with potatoes and carrots or just about anything else with the push of the one touch Crock-Pot buttons. I love it.
Now after work, school, hockey, ringette, reading program, Girl Guides and more, I know there is a great meal wiaitng for us. The thing I love the most is being out running the kids around and feeling that relaxation inside because I know that dinner is taken care of. My Crock-Pot is much easier than the nights where we arrive home after going all day and we then have to start to cook.
If you are stuck on recipe ideas, then check out the Crock-Pot website for some inspiration. You can also follow Crock-Pot Slow Cookers Canada on their Facebook Page for additional recipes and ideas. One thing we definitely make only because we have a Crock-Pot is Congee.
If you have a bigger family, you may need to consider one of the other Crock-Pot sizes of slow cookers. You can check out all the Crock-Pot products on the Official Crock-Pot website.
Happy slow cooking with just the push of a button. I know I love it.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves. All opinions expressed herein are those of MomMomOnTheGo and are based on experiences with the product.