How many of you have seen all the great giveaways and reviews from The CSN Stores? I have seen lots of them and always wanted to know if they really had products I would like. I did a giveaway for a CSN Store gift card a while back and now I get to do a review myself!
I was so excited to do this review. The one big problem I had was finding something I wanted to review. They have way too many items I wanted. It took some time, but I finally decided on the Hamilton Beach 4 Quart Oval Slow Cooker.
My old slow cooker was on it's last leg and was only 2 1/2 quarts. I always wanted to try one of the oval slow cookers, and this was the perfect opportunity. I have to say. This one is very expensive looking for a not so expensive price tag. It has a copper-tint metallic base, comfort handles, and a removable 4 quart oval stoneware as well as many other great features. My favorite feature has to be the warm setting though. My old one had low and high. The warm setting just keeps the food warm without overcooking it. (They must not have had this great idea when I bought my old slow cooker 10+ years ago!)
So far I have cooked beans in it with sausage and it worked perfectly. Hubby even said they tasted better than usual. I was a little worried that I would have to change my recipe because this slow cooker was bigger and oval shaped, but no worries. It cooked them just right and it looked darn good in my kitchen doing it.
I also made meatballs in bar-b-q sauce for Will's birthday in it. (We call it Swedish Meatballs. I think that recipe is a southern thing. LOL!) They cooked through with no problem and where wonderful! We didn't have any left at the end of the party! That has to mean they where good!
All in all I think this is a great slow cooker and will work well with our family! I have no complaints and had a great time looking through all the items The CSN Store has to offer. They have 200+ stores and I don't know how many items to choose from. I couldn't resist getting a new Calphalon Nylon Spoon and Calphalon Nylon Slotted Turner though. I love them both and they are very durable! That was something I was looking for in my everyday cookware. I don't know why I waited so long to order them. I use them litteraly every day now!
I am looking farward to ordering from them again! Thank you CSN Store for allowing me to do this review!