Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Review

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Review 

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Summary

4.7 out of 5

The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S comes from perhaps the world’s favorite slow cooker brand, and delivers upon all of the promises that it makes. We found cooking with the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S extremely easy, and quite fun at the same time too. It easily managed to thoroughly cooked most meats and vegetables that we threw at it.


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Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Introduction

Crock-Pot, the original slow cooker manufacturer, has become synonymous with slow cookers in the US, so much so that many people refer to their slow cooker as a ‘Crock Pot’ even though it is made by a different manufacturer.

The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker is many generation beyond that original slow cooker but the original thoughts that led to the development of their first slow cooker still remain. The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is a state of the art example of the evolving technology of slow cookers. It has a timer capable of cooking from as short as 30 minutes up to 20 hours and when the cooking period is over it switches to warming mode to make sure that the food remains hot. This extra-long timer is highly useful for those who need to prepare meals well in advance, for example due to religious observances.

The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S also benefits from a locking and sealed lid which makes it great for when you need to be able to cook the meal in one location and then move it to another for serving, like at a pot luck or family get together. There will be no concern about the contents spilling while in transit. The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S also has a stoneware cooking pot that not only makes a great table serving bowl but is suitable for using in the oven and also in the microwave (note the lid is not suitable for either).

When the meal is over both the bowl and the lid are able to be washed in the dishwasher. The cookers 6 quart capacity means that it can cook a meal for up to 7 people or take a roasting joint of up to 6 lbs. The outside of the cooker is finished in contemporary styled easy clean stainless steel, which looks rather pleasing on the eyes at first glance.

Our Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Review

The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker is the bestselling slow cooker on Amazon. As the title suggests, the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is oval in shape this allows the 6 quart capacity to be used to the full to the extent that it can take up to a 6lb. roasting joint, unlike many of the round slow cookers.

Additionally, where space in the kitchen is at a premium the fact that is longer than it is wide allows for more flexibility in storage. Dimensionally the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S measures 15.2 inches x 15 inches x 10 inches and weighs in at 8 lbs. when empty. Setting the timer is simplicity itself. Select whether high or low setting is required and press the timer button. It will increase in 30 minute increments up to a maximum time of 20 hours. The timer will start counting down on the display allowing you to easily see how much cooking time is left. After the set cooking time the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S will automatically switch over to the warming setting to keep the food hot until it is ready to be eaten.

Although the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is billed as being programmable this claim is slightly misleading. One slight drawback with the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is that there is no facility on the cooker to set a delayed start time. However this should not pose too much of a problem as the warming facility will keep food hot until you are ready to eat it. A feature of the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S that many modern slow cooker have not incorporated is a gasket and a sealable lid.

This allows for the slow cooker, complete with meal inside, to be easily transported without any concerns for contents spilling out while travelling. This makes the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S and ideal choice for pre-cooking a meal to take to pot lucks or tail gate parties. The stoneware serving pot will also help retain the heat while in transit. If you use the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S a great deal for travelling there is an optional carrying case available for the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S. The important question for many is, how well does it actually perform? The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is rated at over 4.1 by over 1,200 actual users of the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S.

The only minor irritations we were able to find is the lack of features, such as a delayed start. This is answered by the fact that it is inadvisable to leave food out at room temperature for long period due to the possibility of bacterial infection, especially of meat. On the whole it is considered safer to start cooking the food straightaway and then keep at a safe temperature until it is time to eat.

There are also suggestions that it would benefit from additional items like a temperature probe. These are available on some slow cookers, but usually involve paying a great deal more for the slow cooker. Overall the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is an inexpensive example of a very good and efficient slow cooker.

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Specifications & Pros/Cons

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Key Features

  • The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S boasts the quality and durability that you would expect from such an industry dominating brand.
  • The finished cooking quality is truly outstanding, and you really get to appreciate just how much flavor is left intact after being cooked.
  • The large capacity is perfect for when you need to cook up to 7-servings – something which many other models don’t offer.
  • No delayed start time will disappoint many users – as you won’t be able to set your slow cooker to operate while you’re at work, for example. The warming function does compensate for this however.
  • No temperature probe is included with this model – so you’ll need to pick one up elsewhere.
  • 20 hour timer – this timer, which is alterable in 30 minute increments, can be very useful if you are going out for the day and want a hot meal ready for when you return or if you are unable to cook on the following day, a meal can be prepared and eaten when wanted
  • Automatic ‘keep warm’ setting – as the set cooking time ends the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S automatically switches to the warming mode to keep the food hot until you are ready to eat
  • Stoneware cooking pot – retains the heat keeping you food hot for longer. It is also able to be used in the microwave and on the hob.
  • Sealable lid – this feature is particularly useful if you want to take the slow cooker anywhere. The seal ensure that while you are driving the food will not spill over and create a mess.
  • Dishwasher safe – both the stoneware pot and the glass lid can be safely washed in the dishwasher
  • Carry handles – these are so simple yet so convenient for moving the slow cooker, especially when it is full of food, it is a wonder that every slow cooker does not have them
  • Larger capacity – the 6 quart pot can make a meal larger enough to serve up to 7 servings and take up to a 6 lb. joint of meat

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Our Final Conclusion For The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S

The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is a very good example of a high quality slow cooker yet is available for a budget price and comes with a 1 year warranty. This is Amazon’s bestselling slow cooker and users are highly pleased with it. The 20 hours for which the timer can be set is particularly useful, especially in some communities.

The automatic switch over to warming mode means that even if you are delayed, when you finally get back home a hot meal will be ready to eat without any need to go to the trouble of re-heating. A very practical feature of the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is the gasket and clamp sealable lid and carry handles these are highly useful for if you ever take the slow cooker anywhere without the risk of messy spills as you travel. Several slow cookers are now available with aluminum or stainless steel cooking pots, thankfully the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S has kept the traditional stoneware cooking / serving pot.

Whilst some may complain that there are some features not included in the Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S, it’s important to note that many of these features are only available on much more expensive models. The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker provides extremely good value for money and, as such, comes highly recommended from the Zozanga team.