Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Review

Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Review 

Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Summary

4.4 out of 5

The Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is a well-built slow cooker that boasts advanced features and technology. With a rather large capacity, we have that this particular model is well suited for small to medium sized families who use their slow cooker regularly. Carry on reading to get the full review on the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Slow Cooker.

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Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Introduction

Possibly because it was the first manufacturer of the slow cooker in the US, the Crock Pot name has become so much associated with slow cookers that many people call all slow cookers ‘Crock Pots’ whether they are or not. The Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Cook Travel Serve 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, to give it its full title, has evolved a great deal since that first slow cooker and the features of this cooker would not have been imaginable all those years back.

As the name implies the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S has a 6 quart capacity and has special features that make it adaptable for taking places to serve the food. In addition to a leak proof lid which avoids the problems with spills in transit, the stoneware cook pot is specially designed to hold the heat for about 30% longer than a standard stoneware pot. This means that your food will keep hotter for much longer even if you do not have a power source for the cooker.

There is even a temperature gauge on the front to show how hot the food still is and when it needs plugging in to heat it back up. Easy carry handles make moving the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S simple and there are power cord hooks to make sure that there is no hanging power cord to get caught up as the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is being carried. That being said the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is also a very good standard slow cooker even if it never needs to go travelling.

The large capacity of the stoneware pot is large enough to serve 7 people with health appetites or take a 6lb. roasting joint.  There are a number of preset cooking times and temperatures that can be started with a simple oppress of the button and when the cooking is completed the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S will switch over to keep warm mode.

Our Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Review

The first comment is purely an observation about the way Crock Pot name their products. When asking or trying to explain an item to someone it helps is the item has an easily remembered name, 11 characters is a bit much for anyone to remember. The Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is an updated version of the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS610-S or for simplicity, the 605-S is an updated version of the 610-S. The size is slightly larger than its predecessor measuring 16.1 x 16 x 10.2 inches and about 5 lbs. heavier the 605-S weighing 13.4 lbs. Apart from looking slightly similar the differences become more apparent when the specifications and the controls are considered.

The portability has been much improved with the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S having bigger and more user friendly carrying handles. The sealing system of the gasket are similar to the 610-S but the securing mechanism on the lid is same, very easy to use and a positive lock prevents it from not being secured properly. There are two features that are a real improvement on the ability to take the Crock Pot on your travels. Firstly there is the specially designed stoneware cooking pot which is able to retain the heat of the food for up to 30% longer that other stoneware cook pots. The body of the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S also had additional insulation to help retain the heat.

There is also a temperature gauge on the front that works whether the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is powered or not. This a very useful additional item as it allows the temperature of the food to be monitored and if it starts to get too cool you know that the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S has to be powered up to re-heat the contents.  On the 610-S the high or low setting selected and the timer button pressed. It would then increase in 30 minute increments up to a maximum time of 20 hours.

After the set cooking time the 610-S would automatically switch over to the warming setting. On the 605-S the timer has been changed completely, now the options are high for either 4 hours or 6 hours or the low setting for either 8 or 10 hours. On any of the settings the cooker switches over to the keep warm setting after the cooking time is completed. Although these setting will satisfy most needs and indeed simplify much of the cooking, there are times when more flexibility is wanted and extra-long cook times are really needed.

How does the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S actually perform? For the vast majority of cooking needs the pre-set timings will be fine and not present a problem and when some sample dishes were prepared it was decided to opt for the longer time if the exact time was not able to be set.

The results we all good meals, in fact some of the meals were even better for the longer cooking time than would have been originally programmed. So although many will see the preset timings as being a step backwards for Crock Pot, in reality the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S cooks well. And when the meal is all over and done with the cook pot can be washed in the dish washer.

Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S Specifications & Pros/Cons



Key Features

  • The high degree and ease of portability is the most positive point about this slow cooker.
  • The sealable lid that prevents leaks and spills while in transit.
  • The specially designed stoneware pot that retains the heat longer than other stoneware pots – by up to 30% longer.
  • Temperature gauge that show the temperature of the food and warns when the cooker needs powering up to warm up the contents.
  • The insulated body of the cooker itself also helps with heat retention.
  • Although the preset times worked well in trials, some users find that the maximum length of 10 hours cooking is insufficient for some of their needs.
  • Portability – this is what the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is better at than any other slow cooker. All the features are aimed at making it the best.
  • The locking leak proof lid – with gasket ensures that no food is spilled as you are travelling.
  • Large carrying handles – make carrying the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S easy and safe, especially when full of food.
  • The temperature gauge – on the front of the pot that lets you know the food temperature whether the pot is powered or not.
  • Large capacity cooking pot – the 6 quart pot can make a meal large enough to serve up to 7 servings and take up to a 6 lb. joint of meat.
  • Specially designed cook pot – retains heat for up to 30% longer than standard Crock Pot cooking pots. It is also oven and microwave safe.
  • Automatic warming mode – after the cooking time has finished the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S automatically switches over to warming mode so that the food is kept hot until you are ready to eat it.
  • Simple timer – offers only 2 timings for hot and 2 timings for low cooking.
  • Power cord hooks – to enable the power cord to be safely tied for when the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is being moved or stored.

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Our Final Conclusion For The Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S

The high degree of portability of the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S is its strong selling point. Although it is a very good slow cooker, the gasket and locking lid make being able to move it safely from place to place without spilling any of the contents is a real plus for the Crock-Pot SCCPCTS605-S. The specially designed stoneware cooking pot has the ability to retain the heat for longer and keep the food longer warmer 30% than standard Crock Pot stoneware cook pots.

The stoneware cook pot is also oven and microwave safe and after used can be washed in the dish washer. A very simple non-electrically powered temperature gauge on the front of the cooker tells you how warm the food is even if the cooker is not powered up. Although not every user likes the 4 preset cooking time, it does make cooking easier and removes some of the decision making from slow cooking. Test meals cooked using the preset times turned out very well. This newer version of the 610-S is liked by a similar amount of users as the previous model.

It scores 4.2 out of 5, with 80% of users rating it either good or very good.