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One of the best parts of the holiday season is all of the delicious foods we get to enjoy with our friends and loved ones. But whipping up these foods can be tiring and time-consuming without a little help. For those with designs on hosting large holiday get-togethers, Christmas has come early, as the makers of America’s favorite slow cooker, Crock-Pot, has expanded its selection of wares with four new machines that are sure to dazzle, thanks to advanced features, sizes, and capabilities — just in time for all your holiday shopping!
What’s new from Crock-Pot?
Crock-Pot’s roster of more than 50 small kitchen appliances grew by four this year with the addition of three new top-of-the-line pressure cookers (the 10-Quart Express Crock multi-cooker with steam release, the 6-Quart Express Crock multi-cooker with steam release, and the 8-Quart Express Crock multi-cooker with crisping lid), plus a 7-Quart Cook & Carry digital countdown slow cooker with easy clean capability.
With multiple sizes and features to choose from (we’re especially excited about the Express Crock’s crisping lid, which acts much like an air fryer, using heat to add a delectable crunch to foods such as chicken, ribs and more), Crock-Pot is looking to dominate the pressure cooking category the same way it took over the slow cooker market upon the brand’s original launch in the 1970s.
That’s not to say the company has forgotten its roots, however. Its latest slow cooker release is gearing up to become another best-seller thanks to an innovative locking lid that locks and seals contents within — a great advancement for those who are looking for a safe way to transport their Crock-Pot filled with their delectable treats without any unfortunate spills.
New Crock-Pots for 2019
Whether you’re shopping for something to put under your favorite cooking maven’s Christmas tree or simply want to upgrade your own set-up, we’ve got the break down on all of the beloved brand’s latest offerings. Keep scrolling for the low down on all four of Crock-Pot’s latest launches.
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Crock-Pot 10-Qt. Express Crock Multi-Cooker
Where to buy: $79.99 (Originally $129.99), Target
For a top-of-the line pressure cooker that can feed even the largest of families, try the brand’s new 10-quart Crock-Pot Express Easy Release pressure cooker. Claiming to cook meals 70 percent faster than a conventional oven, this device features Crock-Pot’s new easy-release steam dial, which allows the pot to release steam and pressure as it cooks. With the ability to slow cook, brown, sear, sauté, boil, pressure cook, simmer, steam, and sterilize, this is one of the most versatile appliances on the market today, giving a certain other pressure cooker a run for its money.
Crock-Pot 6-Qt. Express Crock Multi-Cooker
Where to buy: $49.99 (Originally $69.99), Target
Those that like the idea of the Crock-Pot Express but don’t have the need for such a big device will want to take note of the smaller 6-quart version. It’s equipped with all of the same features as the larger model, including 13 cooking pre-sets, a programmable delay timer, and the ability slow cook, sauté, and steam, but takes up just a fraction of the space.
Crock-Pot 8-Qt. Express Crock Multi-Cooker
Where to buy: $179.99 (Originally $199.99), Kohl’s
If you like your food with a little crunch, then you’ll want to turn your attention to the new Crock-Pot Express Crisp pressure cooker. The third in a line of new pressure cookers, this 8-quart machine has three primary functions — pressure cooking, crisping, and air frying. Featuring an innovative, removable crisping lid, this pressure cooker lends a crunchy texture to nearly any dish while still whipping up your meal 70 percent faster than traditional cooking. With a dishwasher-safe pot and multi-function control panel, this device also comes complete with a reversible cooking rack, a crisping lid cooking rack, and a recipe book.
Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook & Carry Slow Cooker
Where to buy: $53.99 (Originally $59.99), Target
For a classic take on a Crock-Pot staple, get your hands on the new Cook & Carry slow cooker. Featuring a removable cooking pot and a unique non-stick ceramic coating that will prevent food from sticking to its surface, this 7-quart pot makes cleanup a breeze. It’s got a programmable timer and a black stainless steel finish and will automatically shift from cooking to “warm” once food is done to keep your meal hot until serving time. Best of all, thanks to its upgraded locking lid, this machine allows you to “cook and carry” your meals to their final destination, be it a loved one’s house or your own kitchen table.
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