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The Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker can cook meals up to 70% faster than traditional cooking, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family. With the Express Multi-Cooker, thanks to 8 pre-set pressurized settings for various foods, you can choose to eat sooner, or you can use the slow cook setting to come back later to a delicious hot meal. You can also steam, brown, or sauté before programming, making one-pot meals easier than ever.
Solid performance with a few caveats
Let me start by saying that I own an Instant Pot, so I will compare the two. The Crock-Pot version operates well and if I didn’t own the Instant Pot, it would seem perfectly fine. The biggest advantage is that it seems to come to pressure much more quickly. It cooks perfectly silently with no sputtering or hissing of steam. It also has a non-stick cook pot, which is a mixed blessing. It’s nice that clean up is easy, but it does not develop as much fond in the pot when browning, which adds to flavor of the dishes. The biggest feature difference, which I enjoy on the Instant Pot, is the ability to override the automatic settings completely. Instant Pot allows you to cook on a manual setting and also allows you to increase the temperature for functions like saute/browning. The Crock Pot relies exclusively on the preset buttons, but allows you to increase or decrease the time. One glitch or issue was with the poultry setting. The recipe I was following instructed a 12 minute cook time. The preset for poultry came up at 15 minutes and I was unable to decrease the time though I could increase. I wondered if that was to safeguard against under-cooking poultry, or does my pot have a defect? All the other settings allow for a decrease & increase in cooking time. Overall a good appliance and a great time saver. I made a Mississipi pot roast that came out beautifully with 45 minute cooking time and General Tso’s Chicken both from Amy + Jackie’s website. Check out their recipes! They are wonderful!
I have an electric pressure cooker and my mom really liked it. I saw a good deal on this Crockpot Electric pressure cooker and purchased it for her for Christmas. I really like all the options on it. This is one of the few I saw that have a saute button…so perfect for prebrowning meat for stew, sauteing onions, etc.
Not your Granny’s pressure cooker
I was always afraid of those archaic stove top pressure cookers – This is not one of those. This multi-cooker has lived up to all the hype! I absolutely love it. I can make a pot roast in about an hour and it is melt in your mouth tender. While the Express Cooker looks a little intimidating, it is actually really easy to use. It combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, cake maker, yogurt maker, saute/searing, steamer, warmer and sterilizer all in one unit. It has complete custom programming for pressure and non-pressure cooking. I would recommend reading through the instructions just for safety.
I chose the crock pot express over the instant pot for a number of reasons: I trust the crock pot brand, it was cheaper than IP, and I liked the nonstick pot.
Hands down best kitchen appliance I have ever bought.
Possibly the best purchase I have made all year. I did a lot of research between this and the Instant Pot brand. The deal available on this was too good to pass up though. I love that this has a non stick pan to simplify clean-up. The one thing that I was hesitant about was that this did not have a manual setting like the Instant Pot did. The majority of recipes I have found for this call for using the manual setting. I researched on the Crockpot website though and their recommendation was to use the “Beans/Chili” setting in place of manual since it will allow you to select high or low pressure and set a custom time. I have used this for all the manual setting recipes I have made and it has worked flawlessly. I was hesitant to go with any of the off brands that I found for this device, but I felt confident going with the Crockpot brand as they have a long standing history and great reputation in the slow cooking world. I am excited to watch them grow this product line.
I was contemplating purchasing an Instant Pot for months but something was holding me back. We had an office party and a friend had made carnitas in under two hours using an Express Crock while in the office. My friend browned a whole five-pound pork shoulder and pressure cooked it in no time at all. It was the best carnitas I had had in a long time. It convinced me to purchase an Express Crock immediately and I haven’t been disappointed since. It has saved me hours in the kitchen and has saved me quite a bit of money and it’s probably saved my family’s health. We used to get so much fast food and take out that our health was suffering.
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I am cooking again! With a busy family, I need fast! I wish I had this appliance before now! What sold me was the ability to cook with frozen meat. I can start with frozen chicken and not have to thaw! I cannot tell any difference between thawing before or when I started with frozen meat. If you are debating on spending more to get the “Instantpot,” never fear. I did a good bit of research and I am very happy with the crock pot brand. I saved money and got more features by buying the Crockpot brand. My Chinese dishes are much better and faster than running for takeout, not to mention healthier and cheaper. My family was amazed at the individual Chocolate Lava cakes I was able to make quickly and easily. My picky 17-year-old son deemed them better than the restaurants and I agree. My husband loves his dinner every night and I don’t mind cooking at all because I spend very little time preparing and cleaning up.
So far this is fantastic. I really tested it out on the first day I got it by making a 5 pound chuck roast in an hour. It was thoroughly cooked, flavorful and falling apart. I also made Halupkis, Pork Chops and today I made a 4 pound rack of baby back ribs that fell apart after 35 minutes. It’s easy to use. The directions are simple and I really like the light blue large display. The pot is non-stick. You can saute, steam, slow cook, make potatoes in it. I also made brown rice in 10 minutes that was perfect. My biggest reason for getting this instead of the Instant Pot was price and I am glad I took a chance. I really like this a lot and I hope it lasts. I will do an update in a year. I also posted a photo of the baby back ribs I made.