‘Tis the season for the slow cooker- Hamilton Beach Programmable Flex Slow Cooker

New from the folks at Hamilton Beach is the ultimate in slow cooking.  The Programmable FlexCook Slow Cooker.  Set it and forget it.  I love slow cooking.  It’s an economic way to eat.  Get a cheap cut of meat if you wish, go through the fridge and find what needs to be used before you toss it, add some broth or wine, your seasoning and you got a tasty meal.  Did I mention that it’s affordable?  Priced at $80 it’s a smart spin the classic slow cooker.

You can choose from 3 ways to use your new Flex Slow Cook:
~ Select first heat setting & cooking time then select second heat setting and cooking time. After cooking, Slow Cooker shifts to warm
~ Program: Select one heat setting and cooking time
~ Manual:Select high, low, or keep warm without setting a time

I made a delicious, slow cooked Beef Bourguignon from the Best of Bridge Family Slow Cooker.  I also love making chicken soup in the slow cooker.  It tastes so good when done slow and low.  It’s a handy kitchen appliance to have.  

 

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I like that I can bring the whole ceramic dish out and place it on the table for all of us to dig in.  It washes easy and it’s easy to use.  What more could you want in a slow cooker? With the FlexCook you can cook at two different heat temperatures and times, Manual Mode for when you just want one heat setting, Program Mode for when you want one-time set and one heat temperature setting. 

Looking for some tips on Slow Cooking?

The crock should be at least half-filled for best results. If only half filled, check for doneness 1 to 2 hours earlier than recipe time.
• Stirring is not necessary when slow cooking. Removing lid results in major heat loss and the cooking time may need to be extended. However, if cooking on HIGH, you may want to stir occasionally.
• If cooking soups or stews, leave a 2-inch (5.1-cm) space between the top of the crock and the food so that the recipe can come to a simmer.
• Many recipes call for cooking all day. If your morning schedule doesn’t allow time to prepare a recipe, do it the night before. Place all ingredients in crock, cover with lid, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, simply place crock in slow cooker.
• Some foods are not suited for extended cooking in a slow cooker. Pasta, seafood, milk, cream, or sour cream should be added 2 hours before serving. Evaporated milk or condensed soups are perfect for slow cooking.
• The higher the fat content of meat, the less liquid is needed. If cooking meat with a high fat content, place thick onion slices underneath so meat will not sit on (and cook in) fat.
• Slow cookers allow for very little evaporation. If making your favourite soup, stew, or sauce, reduce liquid called for in original recipe. If too thick, liquid can be added later.
• If cooking a vegetable-type casserole, there will need to be liquid in the recipe to prevent scorching on the sides of crock.
• If cooking a recipe with root vegetables, place root vegetables in the bottom of the crock.

th_giveaway3You wanna know what else I recommend from Hamilton Beach? Pop over to my post on the #HBC Challenge and see my favourite must haves. Comment below letting me know which product you like most to enter to win a Hamilton Beach Programmable FlexCook!
Canada Only, excl. Quebec, as usual check out the terms and conditions and good luck!

Hamilton Beach Programmable FlexCook Slow cooker Giveaway!

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94 COMMENTS

  1. Darlene Schuller | 1st Dec 16

    I would really like to win an ice cream maker. My hubby & children are HUGE ice cream eaters, we’re talking all year round… and nightly for the hubby!

  2. Lynda Cook | 1st Dec 16

    I love the slicer that you had posted, I have a meat slicer now but not as nice as this one!!

  3. Florence Cochrane | 1st Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend™ Blender the most. I could use one of those.

  4. Debbie Bashford | 1st Dec 16

    I like their Meat Slicer

  5. Kim K | 1st Dec 16

    The ice cream maker would be a hit!

  6. nicoleemma | 1st Dec 16

    I love the ice cream maker!

  7. Sunshine G | 1st Dec 16

    I’ve always wanted to try an ice cream maker – every summer, I have such intentions!

  8. Julie F | 1st Dec 16

    I love the coffee maker as I like the idea of a hot water dispenser!

  9. joy | 1st Dec 16

    i would like the Quiet Blend Blender!

  10. Jasen H | 1st Dec 16

    I would really like the Meat Slicer always wanted my own!

  11. MaryG | 1st Dec 16

    I’d love to have that meat slicer …it’s a little scary but I’d still love to have it in my kitchen!

  12. Alison Braidwood | 1st Dec 16

    I really want the ice cream maker. And I like that it’s not a hulking beast like some machines I see.

  13. Judy Cowan | 1st Dec 16

    I would love the Hamilton Beach is the Meat Slicer, I have always wanted one of these. Would be happy to see it under my tree. Mind you I do like all the picks…kitchen appliances are my weakness 🙂

  14. BlessedTA | 1st Dec 16

    The Quiet Blend Blender

  15. Tara Betterley | 1st Dec 16

    I actually would get the most use out the Slow Cooker but, I do like the Coffee Maker with the Hot Water Dispenser as well.

  16. em | 1st Dec 16

    i need to get a slow cooker. that’s the one thing we haven’t got yet and keep saying we would get

  17. jan | 1st Dec 16

    I would love the Meat Slicer, but kind of need the Coffee Maker.

  18. Sharon Kan | 1st Dec 16

    The quiet blend blender. I need something I can use when hubby is on nights and sleeping during the day

  19. Anne Taylor | 1st Dec 16

    The Quiet Blend™ Blender is pretty cool!

  20. lori butler | 1st Dec 16

    I have to agree about the quiet blend.

  21. Cheryl | 1st Dec 16

    I’d love the ice cream maker

  22. Amy Heffernan | 1st Dec 16

    OOOOO The Ice Cream Maker! YUM!

  23. Julia (@Imagelicious) | 1st Dec 16

    I really love the idea of single serve blenders!

  24. Jennifer P. | 1st Dec 16

    My favourite from your post is the Set & Forget 5 Qt Programmable Slow Cooker – what a great product for easy winter meals. And I love that it has a “keep warm” mode.

  25. Glogirl | 1st Dec 16

    My favourite product would be the Single Serve Blender. It would be perfect for making smoothies!

  26. Cheryl MacPhail | 1st Dec 16

    I most like the Ice Cream Makers I think that would be lots of fun.

  27. SweetPanda | 1st Dec 16

    I would love to have the Quiet Blend™ Blender. I want to have one for a long time

  28. Kristina S | 1st Dec 16

    Ice Cream maker would be fun!

  29. kristen visser | 1st Dec 16

    I totally need a slow cooker! so many different meals I coud make and would make my life easier if I had one

  30. dave | 1st Dec 16

    always wanted to try an ice cream maker

  31. Jeanette Jackson | 1st Dec 16

    I like the Coffee Maker & Hot Water Dispenser.

  32. nicky | 1st Dec 16

    I’ve always wanted an ice cream maker – yum!

  33. Pam | 1st Dec 16

    I would love to have the Quiet Blend™ Blender

  34. Josh S | 1st Dec 16

    I would really love the ice cream maker.

  35. Melinda | 1st Dec 16

    I would like the meat slicer.

  36. loriag | 1st Dec 16

    My favourite must have is the meat slicer. boy would that be nice.

  37. Heidi C. | 1st Dec 16

    My kids would love an ice cream maker. I have read really good reviews of the HB one.

  38. Rosanne Robinson | 1st Dec 16

    The Quiet Blend Blender sounds terrific!

  39. Rhonda W G. | 1st Dec 16

    An ice cream maker would be fun for us to have!

  40. Wendy Hutton | 1st Dec 16

    the coffee maker would be nice

  41. Amy C | 2nd Dec 16

    I like the coffee maker are the hot water dispenser and the ice cream maker.

  42. missbobloblaw | 2nd Dec 16

    The foodie in me wants a Meat Slicer, but the kid in me says Ice Cream Maker!

  43. Nicole B | 2nd Dec 16

    I would just love the Set & Forget 5 Qt Programmable Slow Cooker

  44. Ira | 2nd Dec 16

    Though it’s hard to think about anything Ice right now, I know I’ll be dreaming about ice cream maker comes summer 🙂

  45. Maria | 2nd Dec 16

    Meat slicer looks good

  46. angela m | 2nd Dec 16

    I love the Meat Slicer

  47. Rosanne Robinson | 2nd Dec 16

    I would love to have the Quiet Blend Blender.

  48. Marla | 2nd Dec 16

    I would love the icecream maker

  49. Gillian Morgan | 2nd Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend™ Blender.

  50. Maritess | 2nd Dec 16

    I love the Coffee Maker & Hot Water Dispenser. This would be a nice multipurpose appliance on our counter.

  51. Soozle | 2nd Dec 16

    I would love to try out the Quiet Blend™ Blender

  52. NJ Nowoselski | 2nd Dec 16

    They are all impressive but the Quiet Blend™ Blender caught my eye due to your comment that it is strong enough to crush ice cubes. Really?! It looks too small. I have not seen this in stores but I will be watching for it. To check it out in person because I am intrigued now.

  53. Krista M | 2nd Dec 16

    My favorite is the Quiet Blend Blender, it has a cool design and blenders are so noisy.. it’s nice this one’s main feature is how quiet it is!

  54. seham m | 3rd Dec 16

    the ice cream maker!

  55. Victoria Ess | 3rd Dec 16

    I love the ice cream maker most!

  56. Erin W | 3rd Dec 16

    I’d really love the Meat Slicer, then I could buy my hubs the big salami’s for his lunches and cut the sandwich slices myself!

  57. karine | 3rd Dec 16

    I’d like the Coffee maker with hot water dispenser, looks amazing and my coffee machine really needs replacement

  58. Nicole Jubleew | 3rd Dec 16

    I’d love the ice cream maker. I’ve always wanted to try making my own.

  59. Amy T | 3rd Dec 16

    I would love the Ice cream maker!

  60. Cheryl Almas | 3rd Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend™ Blender

  61. Yuen C | 4th Dec 16

    I would love the Quiet Blend Blender!

  62. kathy downey | 4th Dec 16

    I really like the ice cream maker and it’s reasonably priced at $57

  63. Albert | 4th Dec 16

    I like the Coffee Maker & Hot Water Dispenser, I’m constantly making tea and having hot water on demand would be perfect!

  64. M | 5th Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend Blender

  65. Rebby | 5th Dec 16

    I so would love the Meat Slicer!! So much cheaper to buy the meat by the slab!

  66. Monique L.S. | 5th Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend Blender. would be great when making smoothies in the morning.

  67. Jonnie | 5th Dec 16

    The meat slicer wold be awesome! I have been considering buying one lately but I didn’t know they were so affordable!

  68. Angela Chambers | 5th Dec 16

    Definitely the meat slicer

  69. Wanda Tracey | 5th Dec 16

    My favorite pick would be the Harman Kardon Bluetooth Speaker.I love music and would enjoy taking it with me everywhere. 🙂

  70. Caryn Coates | 5th Dec 16

    I love the Ice Cream Maker

  71. Amie | 6th Dec 16

    I would like the ice cream maker 🙂 that would be fun !

  72. sara rai | 6th Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend™ Blender.

  73. Melanie D | 6th Dec 16

    I really enjoy the coffee maker which has a built in hot water dispenser. I feel like this is an ingenious appliance! My counter is so crammed with so many different appliance. With this coffee maker, I could store my electric kettle away for another day!!

  74. Linda | 7th Dec 16

    I’m a sucker for ice cream so I like the ice cream maker the most.

  75. Erinn Lishman | 7th Dec 16

    Oh the ice cream maker would be my choice! That would be the most popular item in my entire house!

  76. Bernice | 8th Dec 16

    I like the meat slicer , would save money buying bulk

  77. Natalie | 8th Dec 16

    I just moved in to a house so now I have room for lots of fun gadgets. I would love a HB ice cream maker now that I have the space to store it and a good kitchen to actually make ice cream in.

  78. caryn s | 8th Dec 16

    I would love the Coffee Maker & Hot Water Dispenser as it would be perfect for hubby and me!

  79. maria | 9th Dec 16

    I would love the coffee maker and hot water dispenser

  80. Tanis | 9th Dec 16

    Oooh, definitely the Ice Cream Makers, looks great!

  81. Lucy | 9th Dec 16

    I like the cute blenders!

  82. Tainan Lu | 10th Dec 16

    I’d like to have the Coffee Maker & Hot Water Dispenser

  83. Brenda Lacourciere | 10th Dec 16

    I would love the ice cream maker. I would be the coolest grandma in the summer.

  84. Marlene | 10th Dec 16

    Quiet Blend Blender – is my fav item

  85. Cheryl MacPhail | 10th Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend™ Blender the most 🙂

  86. Sherri F | 10th Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blend Blender!

  87. Sheila Russell | 10th Dec 16

    Ice Cream Maker would be great, you can control what ingredients are in your food then

  88. Chandra Christine O'Connor | 10th Dec 16

    The coffee maker my sister hates my individual one.

  89. Wanda Tracey | 10th Dec 16

    My favorite is the Set & Forget 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with the
    Kepp warm mode.

  90. Michelle Policelli | 11th Dec 16

    The Ice Cream Maker is my favourite! I been wanting an ice cream maker for a while now 🙂

  91. Angela Mitchell | 11th Dec 16

    I’d most love to have the Quiet Blend™ Blender in my kitchen.

  92. Tina L. | 11th Dec 16

    I like the Quiet Blen Blender

  93. brandi gauvin | 11th Dec 16

    love the Ice Cream Makers, always fun making up your own flavors

  94. Suzi | 12th Dec 16

    I like the ice cream maker the most

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