Crock-Pot 4.7l Countdown Slow Cooker: Review

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The Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown is one of the best selling slow cookers on the market. We have had an in-depth look at it, to what all the fuss is about.

Pros

  • Can cook lots of food at once
  • Nice digital controls
  • Built in timer

Cons

  • Heavy
  • No sear function
  • Not the easiest to clean

Verdict

The Crock Pot 4.7 L is large and easy to use slow cooker. It is ideal for cooking for large groups and is reasonable value for money.

4/5
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Overview of the Crock Pot Countdown 4.7L Slow Cooker

The Crock-Pot 4.7L Countdown Slow Cooker is a large slow cooker with a built in digital countdown timer. This allows you to set it cooking for a certain amount of time. It will switch itself once the time has elapsed. 

It has very simple controls and the food it produces is excellent.

It is  it a good option if you want a large slow cooker with timer.

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Design and Features of the Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown

The Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown is a large, round slow cooker with a heavy ceramic pot.  By the time it’s full of food, it is super heavy. 

As the pot is ceramic, it is not non-stick, therefore it is not the easiest thing to clean.  However, it holds the heat very well and you can clean it without fear of damaging a non-stick surface.

The 4.7 litre capacity is excellent and ideal for feeding large groups or making batches to freeze.

The other main advantage of the Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown is the countdown timer. This allows you to set it to cook at low or high heat between  30 minutes and 20 hours, in 30-minute increments. Once the timer is up, it automatically switches to “keep warm” mode. You can’t delay the start of the cooking time, though, only tell it when to stop.

It is built very well and is a quality kitchen product. This becomes apparent when you pick it up. The handles are more than adequate for carrying the whole slow cooker to the table. The power cable is detachable to make carrying it around and cleaning it easier. It sits on very good rubber feet, that are well placed keeping it steady.

Using the Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown

Slow cookers are all pretty easy to use and the Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown is no different. However, the controls are not very intuitive, but once you soon get your head around them.

The countdown timer is the biggest selling point of this slow cooker. This coupled with its size makes it very easy to cook for a large group or lots of batches of food to be eaten at a later date.

Our main criticism  with the Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown is when it comes to cleaning it. You do have to use a bit of elbow grease to get it clean. However, you can do this without worrying about damaging any nonstick coating. We advise giving it a soak and using a scouring pad.

 

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Is it worth buying a Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown?

Yes, if you need to feed a lot of people and struggle for time the Crock Pot 4.7L Countdown is a great option. The timer is the big advantage, but if this is not something you need, there are cheaper slow cookers on the market.

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