Brylane Home: West Bend Slow Cooker Review and Giveaway

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Brylane Home Westbend Slow Cooker

Brylane Home: West Bend Slow Cooker Review and Giveaway

Do you love to Slow Cook?  I have ham in the slow cooker right now, it will make for some yummy ham and biscuits for dinner.  Slow cookers are so versatile.  This West Bend 5-Qt Slow Cooker With Insulated Tote And Lid is one of the most versatile slow cookers I have ever used.  I have a couple of slow cookers in my collection, but this one allows me to travel with my entire slow cooker so much easier than any other that I have used.  I also LOVE that the base becomes a griddle.

So, when I first opened the box from Brylane Home with this slow cooker, I immediately fell in love with the color.  The green is more of a true green than it may show in my pictures above.  I know, color isn’t THAT important.  I decided to put it to the test.  I made chicken and dumplings.

To make the chicken and dumplings, it takes a couple of steps.  I needed to poach the chicken in the broth, take the chicken out and cut it into chunks.  I then needed to strain the liquid and return it all to the slow cooker.  This is where the West Bend slow cooker shined.  The temperature recovery on my other slow cookers was very slow.  But with this one, I was able to put the temperature dial to 5 and it quickly recovered to a temperature acceptable to drop my dumplings.

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One other feature that we have loved is the lid and carrying case.  There is a glass lid, but there is also a tight fitting plastic lid that you can snap on for more secure transport of your goodies.  But that lid is also PERFECT for saving your goodies in the fridge after dinner is over.  No need to find another container to transfer the leftovers.  LOVED THAT!

Also, as you can see from the above picture, the base doubles as a griddle when you don’t have the cooking pot on it.  I used it “Grill” some garlic-buttered buns to go with dinner.  The base isn’t super big, so you couldn’t do enough for a whole family at one time, but it does work and works well for a couple of people.

The West Bend 5-Qt Slow Cooker With Insulated Tote And Lid retails at Brylane Home for $99.99, but is currently on sale for $69.99.  Just head over HERE To check it out.

Want to win a West Bend 5-Qt Slow Cooker With Insulated Tote And Lid?  Just enter on the Rafflecopter Below.  One lucky ModernChristianHomemaker reader will be chosen at random.  The giveaway ends 8/31/14.  Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I received the West Bend 5-Qt Slow Cooker With Insulated Tote And Lid for review purposes from Brylane Home.  I was under no obligation to post a positive review or host a giveaway.  All opinions are 100% my own.
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  1. amanda whitley says:

    i have a cheapie slow cooker. i like to make chops in it

  2. Misha Estrada says:

    I have a slow cooker. Not as fancy as this one. I make chicken a lot.

  3. Melissa S says:

    I use a slow cooker often, in the summer months I set it outside on our patio table. I make an awesome pot roast in the slow cooker.

  4. Birdiebee says:

    I make BBQ ribs in the slower which my family loves and yes, I have a slow cooker but the old fashioned one.

  5. It would be great to win a West Bend Slow cooker I’ve always wanted one with the griddle base. Made stuffed peppers in
    the slow cooker today with garden peppers, sweet corn, and homemade tomato sauce. Yum.

  6. barbara n says:

    I have an old hand me down from my mother, but I love to make bolognese sauce in it!

  7. I have an older (and somewhat unreliable) slow cooker. We like to make Italian beef for sandwiches.

  8. I love using my slow cooker (though it is getting older). One of my favorite things to make is bbq ribs.
    Thank you!

  9. Nicole Millheim says:

    I love making beef stew in the crock pot

  10. I own a small one, but I’d love to have this 5-Qt. one. My favorite thing to make in my crockpot is pulled pork.

  11. James Robert says:

    I have one but the lid broke and I always liked making pulled pork in it

  12. Susan Christy says:

    I love my crockpot and making chicken tacos, one of my favorites!

  13. lori clark says:

    I own a slow cooker but not a good one. My favorite food to cook is chicken and dressing casserole !

  14. Linda Treadwell says:

    My slow cooker is probably 15 years old by now, so this one sounds like the Bentley of slow cookers. I love making carnita, which is a yummy shredded pork.

  15. Debra Guillen says:

    I love my crockpot. I love making fajitas in the crockpot.

  16. I like to make my frozen crock pot dinners…..all kinds!

  17. I have an older slow cooker and my favorite dish is beef stew.

  18. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I do own a slow cooker—nothing like this one! I like to make pulled something–chicken, beef, pork–for sandwiches. Sometimes I make BBQ; other times I make salsa flavors.

  19. I definitely do. My favorite is to make corned beef and cabbage.

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