The Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker is not just your average slow cooker but also a multi-cooker by design. Its a kitchen chef on its own with programmable controls and functions that let you do more than just cook. You can saute ingredients, brown meats and prepare all your favorite recipes in a single pot. It features a 6 quart oval design with non-stick coating on the inner pot that lets you saute and brown with ease. Moreover, once cooking is done, it switches to the keep warm mode automatically letting you serve up straight from the pot. Cleaning up is also easy thanks to the steaming rack, pot and lid all being dishwasher compatible. In the slow cooking option, you get a choice between high, low and simmer temperatures. This is ideal for preparing varied recipes, some that need to sit for over 10 hours and others that must be cooked in under 3. Moreover, a 24 hours delay timer takes care of when you want to start late. With the steaming rack, you can steam your greens and even prepare shrimp, fish and what not. Just add 2 quarts of water or any liquid that you choose, cover the lid and let the steaming complete. The Cuisinart MSC-600 also sautés and browns as mentioned before. Whether its a skillet dish or a simple family recipe, choose to saute or brown at 350 degrees until ingredients are soft, perfect and ready.
I would definitely recommend this product. The heating is fast and the food doesn’t stick to the pocket. Not to mention, it doubles up as both a rice cooker and a multi-cooker. An outstanding appliance and I just love it!!!
Cuisinart MSC-600 Review
Our first item on the menu was a pot roast for the Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker. It wasn’t our first time and so we knew exactly what to do. Having read through the manual for this slow cooker, understood its temperature settings and various functions, we decided to go ahead and brown the meat, braise it directly in the slow cooker and cook till finish in it. The end result was a wonderful taste and splendid texture. Best of all, cleanup was rather easy after we devoured the roast. It is definitely worth purchasing since many crock pots in the market have failed to deliver when they tend to multitask. The Cuisinart MSC-600 however doesn’t seem to fail at either of its triple functions.
We feel that this slow cooker is capable of managing three to four uses in a week. Although it is a slow cooker, by no means, does it take ages to complete. In fact, the low temperature setting is just high enough to complete most delicate tasks in under 5 hours. And as for the high temperature setting, its like cooking at 375 to 400 degrees F. This is why the Cuisinart MSC-600 can cook recipes in under 3 hours at high temperature setting. Plus, its kind of attractive looking with its sleek outer stainless steel surface and pot insert. The glass lid with handles, additional handles on the crock pot and the bottom positioned control panel all give it a futuristic appeal. In fact, its not all design with this slow cooker. For starters either of the handles never get hot and neither does the rim of the glass lid. This is great as it means you can carry it to the dinner table the moment its done cooking. Moreover, washing it is not at all hard. Although the use of non-stick coating means that you can’t really use a dishwasher, at least cleaning it by hand does not take much time. Plus dried food seems to come off real easy without any scrubbing necessary.
If we were to highlight its one standout feature, we would definitely go for its browning and sauteing multi-function We never have to dirty other dishes, take out the skillet to brown or braise meat. Moreover, we did not find anything in particular that we disliked. It is well made, designed to perform and has a long warranty coverage to satisfy the most cautious of buyers.
Cuisinart MSC-600 Features & Parts
- Combination cooking for recipes that require special treatment.
- Removable stoneware pot of 6-quart capacity.
- LCD backlit display with temperature and timer readouts.
- Cool-touch handles on the glass lid help in easy handling.
- Steaming rack, pot and lid are all dishwasher safe and removable.
- Features a 3 year limited period warranty.
Think of a slow cooker and you immediately realize all the preparation that goes into making a dish in it. Now, the Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker differs in this respect as it manages to multitask as a skillet and steaming machine. So, instead of using too many dishes and ending up cooking in the slow cooker, you prepare all your preliminary ingredients right in the slow cooker’s stoneware pot and then add in all remaining ingredients, cap the glass lid and set the cooking time with appropriate temperature. Its easy, simple and effective.