Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doug12 Love the iStir!
Hot days, cold days, throw it all in and cook it! My advice, a pint of liquid is enough on a 5hr cycle and add the potatoes an hour before the end, or they go to mush and don't use the stir setting once the potatoes are in.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Momof2 Would be great except that plastic stirring piece left horrible taste in food.
I have owned several crock-pot products so I was excited about the stirring feature of this one. The first time I used it was with the metal stirring mechanism...great results. The second time was with the plastic piece....the plastic taste permeated my sauce and ruined it (yes, I did pre-wash all pieces before use). The taste has also gotten into the seal of the top, so I cannot use that either now. I've tried everything to get rid of the plastic smell to no avail. Luckily, I have an old cover and am able to use the pot and take advantage of the programmable timing feature. Very disappointed that I can no longer use the top with the stirring feature.
Rated 1 out of 5Â by massmom Stoneware cracked!
Received this crockpot as a Christmas gift and have used it a handful of times. imagine my dismay when I removed the stoneware from the crockpot last evening to wash it out by hand and discovered it was CRACKED down the side! owned a previous crockpot for years with no problem. I do not have the receipt as this was a gift. Too bad for me. Like the timing features and warming as well as stirring. Never in the dishwasher, stored in its own cabinet, handled only by me, used maybe 5 times. Incredibly disappointing and have to wonder what has happened to the manufacturer's quality controls.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lpenny Good product, great quality
I like the crockpot itself. Don't know if I would purchase just because it stirs. I did not like the way the lid clamped, I prefer it to clip to handles on the side. It didn't seem like if felt secure and had a good seal. I use my crock-pot more for meats then I do for soups or chilies, so the stirring feature would not be something that caused me to purchase. The look of the machine is great; love the stainless steel and digital settings. I'm not crazy about having two plugs (one for crock and one for stir mechanism), because it means I have to unplug something in my kitchen to use the entire outlet for the crock-pot. Overall, it is well made, looks good and works well...just isn't something I would purchase on my own.