The wattage is located on the bottom of the appliance.
The wattage is located on the bottom of the appliance.
The crocks are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Do not use on stovetop.
Helpful Hint: Crocks are vulnerable to thermal shock, which is a condition caused by extreme changes in temperature. Never put a hot crock in cold water.
Are the crock and lid covered by warranty?
No, due to the vulnerable materials, the warranty excludes these items.
Use hot pads or mitts to remove the crock.
Yes, lifting the lid allows the steam to escape which can cool the food load.
A slow simmering boil is normal, however a rapid boil is not.
Yes, but do not expose the crock to a sudden temperature change or the crock could crack due to thermal shock.
HB/PS currently makes 4 different size Slow Cookers: 3-1/2, 4-1/2, 5-1/2 and 6-1/2 quart models.
Yes, the crocks are not glaze finished on the bottom surface.
The lid is intentionally loose in order to let small amounts of steam escape.
Hamilton Beach specifications applicable to all slow cookers and their components (including the earthenware crocks) prohibits the product from containing any measurable amounts of lead. Furthermore, the factories that manufacture the earthenware crocks for Hamilton Beach are certified ceramic production facilities whose ceramic ware is deemed to satisfy FDA heavy metal requirements. Hamilton Beach takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the earthenware crocks accompanying our slow cookers provide safe and satisfactory service to our consumers.
Yes. Although plastic is an insulator, it will heat up somewhat but will not melt.
A metal exterior conducts heat from the heating elements located inside the base.
The 4 and 6 quart cooking vessels are measured from the top of the cooking vessel's rim (where the glass lid sits) to the bottom of the cooking vessel. The 6.5 is measured to the very top of the cooking vessel, but not overflowing.
Additional recipes are available on our website at http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/recipes.
The odor is coming from the heating element as it heats up for the first time. This is called “burn off” and is normal. It should subside within the first use.
Stainless steel, aluminum or a non-corrosive, non-toxic material. Select models have a plastic lid including model 33430.
Yes. It is normal for condensation to accumulate on both glass and plastic lids. Remember - try not to lift the lid often.
*Helpful hint: Each time the lid is lifted, it lengthens the cooking time.
Yes. The carrying case was made safely for handling a hot cooking vessel. However, do not place the cooking vessel pot in the carrying case and then re-plug.
Our slow cookers will boil on the low setting, but only near the conclusion of cooking time (last hour). When a slow process is used to cook meat, the temperature of the contents should be brought up to 125° F within 3 hours and rise quickly to 165°.
No. The slow cooker must maintain a certain temperature in order to kill bacteria.
As per USDA guidelines, meats need to be kept above 140° F to avoid dangers of food poisoning.
For best results, the slow cooker should be at least half-full and no more than 3/4 full.
This cookbook is supposed to be packed only with the 6.5 quart oval slow cookers.
No, all slow cookers cook by wattage and not temperature, similar to a stovetop. Do not turn the slow cooker on when the cooking vessel is empty.
The keep warm setting can be used for up to 2 hours for some foods. Food safety is not affected, but quality of some types of food will continue to decrease the longer the food is “kept warm.” Foods like chili or spaghetti sauce will be fine.
The recipe needs to be followed exactly. The recipe requires using frozen broccoli. Using fresh or cooked broccoli will cause the soup to appear curdled.
No, this may cause the cooking vessel to develop some cracks.
Lead and cadmium are naturally occurring elements in the earth. As cooking vessels are earthenware cooking vessels, lead and cadmium may be naturally present. HBB cooking vessels are porcelain enamel coated to create a barrier between food and earthenware. The porcelain enamel coated cooking vessels are evaluated using ASTM extraction test procedures with detection limits of 0.1 ug/ml for lead and 0.01ug/ml for cadmium. In HBB cooking vessels, the amount of lead or cadmium present in the extractant is below the test's limits of detection. Additionally, the factories that manufacture HBB cooking vessels are certified ceramic production facilities whose ceramic ware is deemed to satisfy FDA heavy metal requirements in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and China. HBB takes all reasonable steps to ensure that our cook vessels provide safe and satisfactory service to our consumers.
Modern slow cookers use a higher wattage so any bacteria that is present will be killed within an appropriate amount of time.
Models 33390, 33475,33550, 33575, 33740, 33675, and 33690.
A slow cooker is a resistive heating type of appliance and therefore should not create any electromagnetic interference (like a motor driven product can do).
The lid latch is made of silicone.
There are two heaters that wrap around the sides (typically, one is used for Keep Warm, one is used for Low & both are used on High).
This recipe is for the double dish slow cooker, which requires water to be placed in the cooking vessel while cooking in the insert pan (like a double boiler). When making in the cooking vessel, no water is needed.
If your slow cooker is filled less than halfway, your food will cook faster. Optimal cooking capacity for a slow cooker is 1/2 to 3/4 full.
Yes. Slow cookers have changed over the years to meet food safety guidelines set by the UDSA. Slow cookers do not have thermostats, so they do not have temperature ratings for Lo and Hi settings. Lo simply uses less watts and takes longer to get to the same cooked temperature. This temperature will approach boiling.
No. There is no lead or cadmium in our porcelain enamel coated cooking vessels.
No, the brown liners are no longer available. However, you can purchase a white or black liner; they will accommodate your slow cooker.
The probe may be dirty. Clean the probe with a cotton cloth.
Yes. The heater starts at about 1.5 inches on both sides of the switch and runs towards the back. The hottest portion of the slow cooker is on the opposite side of the switch.
The Tea Candle wick on the Party Crock should be kept trimmed to about 1/4 inch to prevent any scorching.
We recommend closing the clips only during transport and storage. Closing the clips during cooking will not allow for proper ventilation of steam.
Slow cooker cooking vessels may be heated in an oven, but the glass lids cannot because the plastic knob on the lid could melt or burn.
Model number, type number, series code, and wattage information is located on the rating label. The rating label is located on the bottom of your slow cooker.
Cooking vessel, lid and base
The watts are determined by multiplying the amps by the volts.
The amps are determined by dividing the volts into the watts. Example: volts= 120, watts=1000, therefore 1000 divided by 120 = 8.3amps.