A very versatile 3-in-1 multi-cooker
The Cuisinart MSC-600 is a 3-in-1 6-quart slow cooker, and that is all you need for one-pot meals. It can brown and sauté, steam and slow cook all in the same pot for true one pot cooking. The Cuisinart comes in an oval 6-quart configuration that measures in at a whopping 9.5 x 12 x 19 inches so it takes up a lot of footprint and counter space.
The Cuisinart comes with a glass lid so that you can check the meal without disturbing the cooking process. It comes with an additional steaming rack that allows food to be elevated for a better steaming position and a non-stick 6-quart cooking pot. It has three programmable cooking functions, which let you, sauté vegetables, and brown meats or slow cook your meals. The Cuisinart MSC-600 has a wide blue screen LCD display panel with press buttons for easy use and programming. You can adjust time and temperature to either minutes or hours and up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the first slow cooker that we could see that had this feature.
The Cuisinart has 3-in-1 functions so can be programmed to Steam, brown/sauté or slow cook, and can make a very wide variety of dishes, for some great recipes look here. In order to steam, vegetables or fish and shrimps place the food on the elevated steaming rack and add water. To Brown/sauté use the as you would a skillet or sauté pan on the stovetop add the ingredients and brown/sauté at 350 degrees, but the selectable range is 150 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slow cooking is done by setting the desired time and appropriate temperature and pressing start. The slow cooker has high, low and a simmer setting and is controlled by the twenty-four hour timer. Automatically once the cooking time has completed the cooker goes into keep warm mode for up to eight hours.
The multi-cooking functionality on this Cuisinart is a stand out from the rest. The versatility is unmatchable by any of the competitors; none other can steam, brown\sauté and slow cook all in the same pot.
Auto warm and switch off
The Cuisinart MSC will automatically go into keep warm mode once completed cooking, the keep warm mode works for up to eight hours before automatically shutting down.
No delay timer or clock
No clock means that the cooking times cannot be delayed to a preset time later this is common with all the cookers.
Not really programmable
Like all the other slow cookers that claim to be programmable the Cuisinart really isn’t for a number of reasons, one it has no clock so no ability to delay time, and secondly there is no facility to start a cooking program on high for a time and then switch to low. It is just one temperature setting and one time, that’s not really programming.
The Cuisinart MSC-600 is a very versatile and capable machine that is very easy to use and maintain. It is also ease to clean, as you only need to clean one pot and the lid despite doing three completely different functions. This slow cooker from Cuisinart is one of the outstanding products in the slow cooker range and will be a very good choice for most users.