Crock Pot The Original Slow Cooker

Shorter days and cooler temperatures in my world mean comfort foods. Roasts, stews and other foods that can be made throughout the day with little to no fuss at all. we are at Track and Field practice at lest three days a week and are very limited on time after school. Having growing kids who eat a lot I need to make sure dinner is good and plenty. 


The other night I was pressed for time. It was dinner time and I looked in my freezer. everything there was to cook was going to be minimum 3 hours. So the next day I planned ahead. I took out a preseasoned Corned Beef roast and placed it in my Crock Pot. Covered with water and turned on to high. 4 hours later it was done and all I had to do was prepare a quick side. Had I thought of it, I could have added veggies and potatoes right to the Crock Pot.  The corned beef was cooked to perfection and tasted so good. It was so easy to cook I kind of felt guilty. Like dinner should have been harder to do or something lol So now when I am shopping I am finding myself looking for food I can place in the crock pot and leave to cook for the day. I have more time to do other things, the kids are fed a great meal and we have so much time between activities to enjoy the food. Plus we have leftovers.  A word I thought no longer existed having two teen boys int he house.  

corn beef

My new Crock Pot, 5 Qt Round Smart Pot Slow Cooker is so easy to use. It also looks really nice on the counter. I love the glass lid so I can check on dinner without opening when needed. There are 4 automatic time settings and automatic temperature settings. This pot easily fits enough food in it for a family of 4-5 like mine (minus DD who is off at college) . The stoneware is removable making serving easy and clean up easier. Dishwasher safe too! This awesome Crock Pot (yes I love it) comes with a 1 year limited warranty.


Product details 

  • Ideal for 4-5 people
  • 3 heat settings.
  • One touch control
  • Coating for easy cleaning
  • Auto-shift to “warm” setting
  • Programmable touchpad selects cook time and temperature
  • 5.0 Qt./4.7 L slow cooker
  • Removable stoneware for easy serving and cleanup
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Dishwasher safe lid and stoneware
  • Sure grip handles for added comfort

Look for this Crock Pot at retailers everywhere throughout Canada including 


I think everyone should own a Crock Pot. Life is hard why not do what you can to make it a little bit easier? They also make great gifts for newlyweds, college students and new moms. 

Giveaway time!

One lucky Canadian reader is going to win a Crock Pot for themselves. We have a Crock-Pot® Lunch Crock® Food Warmer for a lucky winner. Product details 


Enjoy warm, hearty lunches without leaving your desk. The Crock-Pot® Lunch Crock® Food Warmer is a lunch tote and food warmer in one that warms while you work for delicious on-the-go meals that are ready when and where you are. Heats leftovers, soups, oatmeal and any number of favorites into amazing meals away from home. Superior portability features include an outer lid, cool-touch exterior, easy-carry handle and cord storage. 20-ounce capacity is perfect for a personal, portion-sized meal. Container is removable for filling and transporting, eliminating need to travel with entire unit.
  • Serves 1 person
  • 20-ounce capacity
  • Tote-like handle for easy carrying
  • Travel lid seals food during transport
  • Cord storage
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe food container and lid
  • White exterior with vibrant red lid and handle


Fill out the form below for your chance to win. Good luck! 


Disclosure- I received the above product for review purposes. All opinions expressed are honest and my own


  1. amy linderman says

    i want to try
    Crock Pot recipes
    Apple, Rhubarb, Raspberry and Crunchy Almond Crumble

  2. Love the slow cooker travel bag.

  3. They have some great recipes on their site, one that screams at me is the french onion soup, french onion soup in crock pot! I would have to try this 🙂

  4. Jaymie Martin says

    Warm easy lunches or breakfast for work would be wonderful

  5. I had no idea that Crock-Pot had a website with so much info on it. I thought for sure it'd just be product info. I'm bookmarking it when I'm stuck for a slow cooker recipe! Indian Lamb Korma is on my to make list! 🙂

  6. They have some great recipes on their site. I'd like to try their Minestrone Soup one. I am bookmarking their page. Lots of recipes I want to try.

  7. I would love to try the rice pudding recipe!

  8. Went through their dessert recipes and found the Chocolate Coffee Bread Pudding

  9. Christina Ferguson says

    I had never thought of doing seafood in a crockpot until I saw the Braised Salmon & Spring Vegetables with Crème Fraiche and Chives recipies.

  10. Michelle K says

    you can poach, stew, braise, simmer, water bath, infuse, roast, and bake in a Crock-Pot slow cooker. You can also reheat your dinner or keep it warm when running late.

  11. I love the idea of crock pots with stirring in them. I love my crock pot.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I learnt that both High and Low settings stabilize at the same temperature; it is just a matter of how long it takes to reach the simmer point. Once food reaches the simmer point, total cook time is dependent on cut and weight of meat to reach the point of maximum flavour and texture potential. (Most dishes can be prepared on either High or Low.)

  13. Crock Pot recipesThai Spiced Chicken Wings with Sesame Seeds looks like an amazing recipe!

  14. Chandra O'Connor says

    the slow cooker travel bag

  15. I was looking at the different desserts you can make in a crockpot!! I have never thought of doing something like that in one. Thanks for the tips!!

  16. Nancy Douglas says

    I did not know you could cook meat straight from the freezer.

  17. the crockpot can tkae the toughest cuts of meat and make it into a delish meal.. love the travel bag

  18. Anna Johnson says

    Cooking tips, when to add Dairy

  19. Judy Bickford says

    The Beef Pot Roast recipe looks yummy!

  20. I love the High to Low cooking times conversion chart they provide in their Tips section. Thanks!

  21. Doris Calvert says

    I like the Trio Cook & Serve™ Slow Cooker

  22. WOW, I bookmarked the Crock website right away, can't wait to read further!
    I headed to the recipes right away and this one caught my eye: Sweet Potatoe Chilli Chickpea & Ginger Stew with Sour Cream
    Will be having that tomorrow night! YUM

  23. Marlene Meyers says

    I love my crock pot,

  24. French Onion Soup sounds so good as the days are getting colder. I have not used a crock pot in forever!! Thanks for the review and chance~ It has inspired me!

  25. phyllis cadwell says

    Just getting used to my crockpot so I never tried dessert in it

  26. Jo-Anne Pfoh says

    oh my I had no clue you could make french onion soup in a crock pot I want i want

  27. rod jackson says

    I liked thieir general cooking tips, didn't know that was on the site.

  28. saw a recipe for Great Easy Chilli Beef that I'd like to try

  29. I'd like to try the recipe for Spicy Peanut Chicken.

  30. I love their asian chicken wing recipe, so easy and tasty

  31. Chocolate Fondue…mmmmmmmmmmm

  32. Judy C (Cowan) says

    I would love to try out the recipe for Beef Pot Roast

  33. I never think to search directly on crock pot internet site… I just found a chocolate fondue!!!! WOW never thought to do this in my crockpot 🙂 miummmmmm

  34. Would love to try the Sausage Casserole recipe! Mmmmm!
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  35. The Apple, Rhubarb, Raspberry and Crunchy Almond Crumble recipe sounds so yummy

  36. Beef Meatballs in Tomato and Mushroom Sauce
    looks like a great recipe

  37. Karen C Hill says

    Some great recipes – would love to try the Asian Scented Chicken in a Pot

  38. Patrick Siu says

    Entertaining Slow Cookers look real nice

  39. crock pot desserts sound great

  40. Bailey Dexter-Parr says

    I learned that Crock-Pot® slow cookers are designed to run all day. The outer heating base will be hot as it cooks. The heating element in the heating base functions at a low wattage and may be used on your countertops.!

  41. The Crockpot website has some great recipes. I would like to try some of the deserts.

  42. Carole Dube says

    I learn that Brown/Sear meats in a skillet, prior to adding to slow cooker create greater depth of flavour to any dish as well as melt out fat that can be poured off before slow cooking.

  43. Wayne Lecoy says

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a Crock Pot.
    In response to your requirement to Head over to Crock Pot and look around
    then comment telling you something i saw there. a product,. recipe, tip etc
    I liked the recipe Sweet Potatoe Chilli Chickpea & Ginger Stew with Sour Cream.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Lindsay Cyr says

    I saw a recipe that I would really like to try: the Spicy Peanut Chicken, it sounds delicious!

  45. Lisa Davison says

    I like the new crock pot cook cook.
    i'm always looking for a new recipes.

  46. love the use of pictures for every section, including replacement parts.

  47. Cheryl Grandy says

    I learned this about reheating in a slow cooker: "Reheating is not recommended. However, the stoneware is microwave proof and oven proof up to 200°C." I hadn't thought of putting the stoneware in the oven!

  48. I learned something I didn't know before about Crock Pots. The 'low' and 'high' settings do not operate the way I used to think. Apparently, both High and Low stabilize at the same temperature; it is just a matter of how long it takes to reach the simmer point. I always thought that "High" meant it would cook at a higher temp and vice versa for "Low."

  49. Some of the dessert recipes shown on the page seem interesting. I'd like to try out the Pineapple and Mango Fondant with Coconut Gratin recipe.

  50. I've never made a side dish in the crock pot but the Boulangère Potatoes sound amazing!


  51. The Great Easy Chilli Beef recipe looks really delish and quite simple to make

  52. The Sausage Casserole recipe looks good

  53. wendy Hutton says

    Great Easy Chilli Beef looks good

  54. I saw a great minestrone soup recipe that my daughter would love!

  55. Victoria Ess says

    I learned that crock-pots have an auto-shift to warm option!

  56. Nena Sinclair says

    I learned that you add dairy, , cream, and sour cream during the last 15 minutes of cooking time.


    I am really trying to learn how to cook good soup so in the recipe section I would like to try the Minestrone Soup as I think maybe that one I could handle to start with lol

  58. i like the travel bag for the slow cooker

  59. I learned that you can cook fish and shellfish in a Crock Pot.

  60. Marjorie L. says

    I found tips to making desserts in a Crock Pot.

  61. I saw good recipes for soups and stews.

  62. Jennifer P. says

    Ooh, I saw and loved the Duo Cook & Serve Slow Cooker – great idea!

  63. I really like the Designer Series Programmable Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Model #SCCPBP600S

  64. missbobloblaw says

    The Classic Beef Bourguignon recipe sure looks mighty tasty!

  65. Desserts never occurred to me! The apple and almond crumble sounds awesome.

  66. Ha! I thought there was a difference between crock pot and slow cooker. I love all the things you can make in there especially desserts like chocolate cake.

  67. I like the Trio Cook & Serve™ Slow Cooker, its great for parties!

  68. I liked the Classic Beef Bourguignon recipe.

  69. valerie godin says

    I have learned that :

    Typical cook time for Crock-Pot® slow cookers to reach simmer point (100°C):
    Low: 7-8 to reach the simmer point
    High: 3-4 hours to reach the simmer point

  70. They have a Vegetarian section with a great recipe for Boulangère Potatoes

  71. so many great recipes, I want to try them all!

  72. Wow! Crock pots have come a long way! LOL I have had the same one since forever! I like the Designer Series Programmable Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker

  73. Add at least 1 cup of warm liquid to the stoneware before placing meat in the stoneware.. never knew that

  74. Lynda Tomkinson says

    The dessert recipes. Didnt realize i could use a crock pot for that 🙂

  75. Chocolate Fondue recipe looks delicious

  76. One of our favourite crock pot meals is a "Korean Short Ribs" recipe I found online a few years ago. You know it's a hit when the kids come back for seconds & thirds 🙂

  77. Oh boy! So many new recipes to try and I love the tips section,

  78. Claire McKeon says

    I saw a great vegetarian recipe for Summer Vegetable Ratatouille with Basil Olive Oil. My daughter is a vegetarian and I am always looking for something that she would love. This looks like it would do the trick!

  79. Linda Szymoniak says

    I love Asian food, so the recipe for Asian Scented Chicken in a Pot sounds perfect for me to try!

  80. I would love to own one

  81. karinespace says

    Easy soups

  82. lots of great recipes, the crumble is what i would try

  83. Tips on how to cook from frozen meat. Add warm water first.

  84. The Sausage Casserole sounds yummy

  85. Jo Ann Moffatt says

    I learned you can do a chocotate fondue in the slow cooker. I never would have thought of that!

  86. Sunshine G says

    There was a great recipe for applesauce – I might make it tonight!

  87. I read up on slow cooker food loads and their respective cook times

  88. Beth Gallinger says

    I like the Moist, Crunchy Chocolate Cake recipe.

  89. I like the Dark Chocolate Fondue and Banana Pain Perdu recipe. MMMMM!

  90. The recipe for Sweet Potatoe Chilli Chickpea & Ginger Stew with Sour Cream looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for the chance!

  91. tara crawford says

    has a travel bag pretty nifty

  92. Judy. Grieve says

    Am vegetarian….but hubbie loves dessert!

  93. Dessert? Never even occurred to me. YAY!!

  94. There were lots of tasty looking recipes. I love Onion Soup!

  95. Jodie Miller says

    Love crock pot cooking specially in the fall…nothing says fall more then the smell of a good beef stew slow cooking!! I seen on the site under recipes u can make cake…this I will have to try for sure

  96. Joanne Lowery says

    Wow, I have read the comments and getting lots of ideas. I am a single person and this sounds perfect for me as well. love the little warmer. Good luck to us all. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and hope. J

  97. This would so great for this fall and football game.

  98. fahlinstar says

    I found a recipe for Classic Beef Bourguignon that I am definately going to try!

  99. Angela Mitchell says

    I'd like to try the French Onion Soup recipe.

  100. Darlene Schuller says

    I read an awesome tip to place rooted veggies near the bottom of the pot as that part of the vegetable takes longest to cook.

  101. Debbie Petch says

    What a great idea! I am always on the go so I could really use this.

  102. I would like to try the French Onion soup recipe

  103. Exceptional

  104. Sarah Stickney says

    i would like to try a desert recipe

  105. Belinda McNabb says

    I found an awesome chocolate fondue recipe. I never ever thought of using a crockpot for something like this. What a fantastic idea

  106. Vanessa richard says

    Beef Meatballs in Tomato and Mushroom Sauce

  107. Frances Doelle says

    I could make good use of this Crock pot–Hope I win it

  108. Frances Doelle says

    Going Hunting-will need this crock pot

  109. Florence C says

    I like the entertaining slowcookers.

  110. The Beef Meatballs in Tomato and mushroom sauce looks yummy!

  111. Love to try this recipe for Boulangère Potatoes

  112. Chocolate Coffee Bread Pudding for dessert would be delicious!

  113. Julie bolduc says

    the Chocolate Coffee Bread Pudding

  114. Jayne Cameron says

    The Chocolate Coffee Bread Pudding looks delicious

  115. I like the Creamy Prawn and Coriander Chowder recipe. So easy, put the ingredients in & you can forget about it for a few hours for a delicious meal.

  116. The "Hints and Tips" section! Very useful!

  117. Karry Knisley says

    I love the slow cooker travel bag. You can make pot luck meals and transport them right in your slow cooker easily and convientley

  118. trixiestreats says

    The recipe for Spicy Peanut Chicken ( caught my eye. I bookmarked it to try soon. I actually made chili in my Crock Pot yesterday. It definitely ranks as my most used small kitchen appliance.

  119. There are so many recipes on the site. I like that you can cook without having to thaw the meat.

  120. The Vegetable Biriyani looks yummy!

  121. Wendy Lange says

    Crock Pot's website has great recipe ideas. I liked the one for Classic Beef Bourguignon.

  122. Rice pudding sounds fabulous!

  123. i haven't seen the programable slow cokker before and certainly would love to own one. i cold make great use of one

  124. I love the Entertaining Slow Cookers. I hate cold food at get-togethers or parties.
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  125. I learned that frozen foods Can be cooked in a slow cooker, however, it is best to use the following guidelines: Add at least 1 cup of warm liquid to the stoneware before placing meat in the stoneware. Do not preheat the slow cooker. Cook recipes containing frozen meats for an additional 4 to 6 hours on Low, or an additional 2 hours on High.

  126. Jennifer L. says

    I like the Hints and Tips section, especially some good ideas about preparing veggies.

  127. truckerofbc says

    I love the 3 pot crockpot entertaining unit

  128. i'd love to try the minestrone soup recipe

  129. love the travel bag

  130. oh my! they have so many great things on their website. I'd love to get the travel bag

  131. SueSueper Sue says

    I like this recipe –> Thai Spiced Chicken Wings with Sesame Seeds

  132. Definitely would love to try the French Onion Soup in the crock pot. I currently make it on my stove top – it's one of our favourites – even my girls (4 & 7) love it!

  133. I saw a recipe called Great Easy Chilli Beef. Always love a quick dinner solution.

  134. I like the Tex-Mex Split Pea Soup recipe

  135. hmrcarlson says

    The Chocolate Bread Pudding would be fun to make!

  136. I checked out the Mediterranean Lamb Shanks Recipe and it sounds awesome. I love Lamb Shanks and we never have often enough. I am going to try the crock pot recipe soon!

  137. I love my Crock Pot…:)

  138. Desserts! OMGoodness – never would have thought.

  139. Debbie Kennedy says

    I saw the Trio Cook & Serve™ Slow Cooker….would love to own that!

  140. I don't use my old and cranky crockpot enough but if I win this one, I definitely will be inspired.

  141. I saw a yummy french onion soup recipe I am going to try!

  142. I liked the beef stew recipe

  143. Trina Goodwin says

    I would like to make the recipe Beef Pot Roast in my slow cooker !

  144. tanya macpherson says

    I love my crockpot and use it 2 x a week and more in the fall winter. Would love to have a little personalized one to keep my soups or chili and other foods warm while at work or school 🙂 🙂

  145. Went through the Recipes and fell in love with the Bitter Chocolate & Coffee Bread Pudding

  146. the slow cooker travel bag

  147. allow to cool before washing

  148. Darci Paice-Bailey says

    lots of great recipes, I would like to try some rice puddings and soups

  149. Kelly Oinonen says

    Mmmmmm I would love to make the Apple, Rhubarb, Raspberry and Crunchy Almond Crumble and the Sausage Casserole! THey sound very yummy 🙂

  150. This is the recipe for tomorrow! Classic Beef Bourguignon

  151. Jeannie Lam says

    Wow! I love their recipe search engine. I want to try the Classic Beef Bourguignon recipe!

  152. The Classic Beef Bourguignon looks easy and amazing!

  153. The Easy Chili recipe would be fab to try!

  154. Michelle jadaa says

    mmm i want to try the Indian Lamb Korma 🙂

  155. @newfiechick says

    would love to try the corned beef in the crock pot

  156. Nothing quite like a yummy Rice Pudding. Yum!
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  157. gail mackinnon says

    love the programable slow cooker

  158. I would love to try the dessert recipes

  159. Wanda Bergman says

    Found a recipe I'd love to try … Indian Lamb Korma

  160. Kalra O'Brien says

    Wow, I didn't know you can poach, stew, braise, simmer, water bath, infuse, roast, and bake in a Crock-Pot- amazing technology!

  161. Audrey Skinner says

    I am going to try the Spicy Peanut Chicken.

  162. Holly Messana says

    I didn't even think that you don't preheat your crock pot, but it says you don't

  163. French Onion Soup in a crock pot! And the travel bag rocks!

  164. I love my crock pots – they make so much more than just soups and stews, you can also make awesome treats like this one – Bitter Chocolate & Coffee Bread Pudding – YUM!

  165. Louise Provencher says

    Let's get crocking

  166. I want to try this recipe Succulent Sweet Chicken with Smoke Paprika

  167. Kelly Colby says

    Learned that you can you can poach, stew, braise, simmer, water bath, infuse, roast, and bake in a Crock-Pot®slow cooker!!

  168. Sarah Jackson says

    I like the trio cook and serve slow cooker

  169. Mmmm, sausage casserole…there is nothing like coming home to the smell of a delicious dinner all ready for you. I love my crock pot!

  170. Louise Gilbert says

    great recipes I love to try the Apple, Rhubarb, Raspberry and Crunchy Almond Crumble

  171. my favorite crockpot recipe would be pulled pork/chicken
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  172. Spicy Peanut Chicken sounds interesting and looks yummy 🙂

  173. Great Easy Chilli Beef

  174. I don't use the crockpot enough. If I win this, I will seriously start 🙂

  175. Oops, forgot to mention, I love that they have recipes on the site. That cola pulled pork looks like something I'd love to try.

  176. love the rice pudding nice

  177. … Beef Pot Roast…Delicious !!!

  178. cheryl hodgkins says

    I checked out the following tip >>> Can I place ingredients in the slow cooker the night before and leave it in the refrigerator?
    Yes, but it is very important to understand that starting cooking with cold stoneware and cold food will affect the ramp up time of the slow cooker. Always add sufficient time into the cook time to ensure food is safe, as well as tender. It is recommended to use an instant read thermometer when cooking with chilled stoneware and chilled food to ensure food temperatures reach well above 70°C and test to ensure food is tender.

  179. yum the bread pudding receipe looks soo good

  180. Searching the site I found a Crock Pot that I will definitely be adding to my Christmas wishlist. The 6 Quart Oval Programmable Slow Cooker. It looks lovely in stainless steel. I love that it offers the programmable feature, and is large enough to feed a huge group.
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  181. I like the recipes such as Beef Pot Roast and Asian Scented Chicken

  182. I liked the recipe for MInestrone soup.

  183. The recipe for Egg Cocotte, Tuna Bellies and Chorizo looks yummy!

  184. They will provide you with replacement parts if necessary. that's nice.

  185. The travel bag would be great to have!

  186. Kristy Short says

    I read a good to know tip: If you suspect that the power has gone out during the day, the food may be unsafe to eat. If you are unaware of how long the power was out, we suggest you discard the food inside.

  187. Mmm! Succulent Sweet Chicken with Smoke Paprika sounds delish! Didn't know Crock pot had recipes on their site!

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  188. Jeff Skidmore says

    Sausage Casserole sounds good for a nice cool Fall dinner.

  189. Lorinda Rose says

    UI love using the crock pot, it is so easy to use, makes getting dinner in the evenings so much easier.

  190. I would love to win this for my daughter….so she doesn't have to keep borrowing mine!

  191. The Moist, Crunchy Chocolate Cake recipe looks good.

  192. I would like to try the receipe for Chocolate Fondue

  193. rose langill says

    I would love to try the rice pudding recipe!

  194. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for a



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