Of the best 6 quart programmable slow cookers on the market, one of them has a unique feature that makes it the best slow cooker for many families.
The special unique feature the Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, that makes it the best slow cooker in this category, is the meat thermometer.
If your family would like to regularly enjoy a moist slow cooker roast, tender turkey breast, pork tenderloin, or slow cooker chicken, the meat thermometer probe gives you peace of mind and worry-free results. When you use your Hamilton Beach programmable slow cooker with meat thermometer to help you make dinner, the meat portion of your meal will always be cooked to perfection when you are ready to serve. If you are concerned a programmable slow cooker might be hard to use, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Cooking with the Meat Thermometer Probe
You simply insert the meat thermometer probe into the middle or thickest part of the meat, through a tiny hole in the lid. Select high or low and set the temperature. The probe monitors the cooking process until the meat has reached the set temperature. Once the desired internal temperature is reached, as per the food safety guidelines, the meat is cooked and the unit automatically switches to warm mode. Warm mode will keep your meal warm until you are ready to start serving.
If you cook chicken or turkey breast, pork chops or large pieces of meat regularly, the meat thermometer probe will be a frequently used feature, as it will ensure the meat is perfectly cooked every time. No need for you to calculate or guess how long it will take to cook, and therefore, there is no risk of under or over cooking the meat. Ingenious! In my opinion, the meat thermometer has got to be one of the best reasons to own this particular model.
To use the program cooking mode, just put your meal together in the cooker, select the cooking time, choose the heat setting, and then you can literally walk away. Which is exactly why it is called Set ‘n Forget. Once the cooking time has finished, it will automatically switch to warm mode.
Hamilton Beach 33967 – More Special Features
This Hamilton Beach crock pot has some additional special features, for example, power-interrupt protection, a clip-on spoon, a clip-tight gasket lid and side handles which make it easy and safe to carry or move. I really like the clip-tight gasket lid which is designed to prevent spilling your pot luck dinner in the car on the way to the party. The gasket also prevents the lid from developing a steam pressure rattle; instead, your slow cooker will just quietly simmer away on the counter top.
A Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker is a Real Time Saver!
This good looking, generously proportioned, oval Hamilton Beach 6 quart slow cooker easily takes up to a 7 pound roast of meat, a turkey breast or whole ham; or will cook up to 9 servings of soup, creamy pasta, curry, chili, casserole or chocolate fudge pudding. It is an ideal size for a larger family or a cook that likes to have enough left over to freeze.
I also recommend smaller families and singles consider the Hamilton Beach 33967 too, as long as they are able to freeze the additional servings. Most weeks I serve one or two meals that were cooked and frozen the previous week. I find it a major time and cost saver to be able to get a meal out of the freezer to reheat for dinner that night, rather than to cook another one from scratch.
When I have the inclination, which is usually fueled by buying a quantity of discounted meat or tomatoes, I use my slow cooker to batch cook chicken casseroles, curries and spaghetti sauce etc, so I have some for now and some to freeze for later. I actually always find everything tastes even better when reheated.
I use mine nearly every day, so I know you will find owning a programmable slow cooker is a real time saver! It’s amazing that just 5-10 minutes meal preparation time in the morning, gives you time and saves stress at the dinner end of the day. If you have a busy life and a hungry family to feed you will really enjoy every benefit of owning one of these Hamilton Beach slow cookers. Like me, you’ll look forward to coming home to the major part of the meal ready and waiting.
Your instruction manual comes with 7 mouth-watering recipes using the meat thermometer to get you started. The recipe for “Maple Boneless Pork Roast” sounds amazing. You will find, between the recipe pages and the “Cooking Guide for Probe” page, you have all the information you need to get in and get started with using your slow cooker to make dinner for your family.