Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cooker Making Food very Simple

cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 cook central 6-quart multi cooker

Generally we seen many cookers such as electric cookers,pressure cookers,rice cooker,solar cooker and more.Typically we use cookers only for either boiling or steaming and impossible to cook fry items in normal cookers, in case if you try to fry with any food item there is no guarantee for good taste, but you get great experience for cooking food with Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 cook central 6-quart multi cooker.So let us discuss about this slow cooker.

Pros:

  • You can switch modes among Brown/Saute,steam and Slow cook
  • It comes with a recipe book
  • This is doesn't make a mess and easy to clean
  • Lighter weight
  • You can store remaining food in it and easily reheat
  • Three-year Warranty
  • No need of oven or a stove top because this 6-quart crock pot itself browning meat and sauteing vegetables.
  • This product made with BPA free so there is no health risk.
  • It is also working and preparing food well at the High Altitude areas

Cons:

  • doesn't make a toast
  • not secure for transport because Lid has not a tight seal
  • It is expensive
  • you cannot replaced the handles of this unit because comes with fasten

Design of the Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Multi Cooker:

This cooker having one removable glass lid with handle so very easy to lifting and its rimmed is steel,one movable steaming rack,one Non-stick aluminium 6-quart cooking pot and control panel. This cooking pot designed for use in all in one cooker because we cook different food items in a single pot and also coated non-stick aluminium allows food to brown without sticking to the pan.Backside of this unit has attached 42 inches polarized plug,this plug prevent from the risk of electric shock and you can only inserted one way into the electrical outlet.

Control panel settings:The control panel have two Blue Backlit LCD Displays put on side-by-side,these displays shows present time and temperature.Time display left side + and - buttons are there,so you can set the required time properly.Temperature right side also + and - buttons are given,so you just press and select desirable temperature you want.

Below the Backlit LCD display three cooking function buttons are given,these are:slow cook,Brown/Saute,Steam.Under the Brown/saute button,starts and stops cooking function is given.The overall design of this cooker is nice and easy to clean.

Cooking Methods:

Brown&Saute:It is facilitating fast cooking,in this method all ingredients are heated at once and cooked very fast.You can also reheat foods with BROWN/Saute button.I will explain cooking process in BROWN/Saute:

  • press BROWN/Saute button and select different temperatures from 150°F to 400°F but in this method most desirable temperature is 350°F.Generally it takes just 10 minutes to heat up to Brown/saute
  • press the START/STOP button to begin preheating.
  • Add ingredients in cooking pot,when selected temperature is reached,you can hear two beeps sound,this sound indicates adding ingredients are browning or sauteing after that select SLOW COOK button and press to select temperature and to select cooking time.
  • once cooking is completed,the unit automatically shut off,there is no need to press START/STOP button to stop cooking.

Slow Cook:Slow cook method with cuisinart 3-In-1 multi cookerSlow cooking is suitable for soups,stocks,stews and dried beans because these food items allowing unattended cooking for many hours,so that requires long and slow simmering temperature.In this process just press "SLOW COOK" button then press temperature and select High, LOW, simmer or warm.A preset temperature setting of "LOW" is the most commonly used slow cooking setting because recipes require long cook time.Below Table explain Slow cooking guidelines as per Cuisinart Company:

Setting Guidelines Recipes Temp Timer
High you use this setting only when you need the meal to be ready in under 4 hours. Potatoes,casseroles,puddings 212°F(100°C) Programmable up to 24 hours,then 8 hours(warm)
LOW This setting useful for all-day cooking and ensure that food is warm. Braised foods,roasts,stews,ribs,shanks,chops,less tender cuts of meat,soups 200°F(93°C) Programmable up to 24 hours,then 8 hours(warm)
Simmer simmering cooking of food gently and slowly and prevent food from breaking up. Soups,stews,stocks 185°F(85°C) programmable up to 24 hours,then 8 hours(warm)
Warm It is used only for keeping cooked food warm,not use for cooking food - 165°F(74°C) Defaults up to 8 hours or programmable up to 24 hours

Below I given clear explanation for cooking method in SLOW COOK:

  • Add all required ingredients in cooking pot and cover with lid
  • Press SLOW COOK button then set LOW temperature
  • You should follow above table information for press temperature Directionals to select High,LOW,Simmer or Warm
  • Set Desired cooking time
  • Press START/STOP button to begin cooking
  • The unit will beep five times after completion of cooking time and the unit automatically switch to the keep warm for 8 hours
  • When Warm time elapses,you can hear one beep sound and heater will turn off
  • You can also turn off the heater at any time manually, just press the START/STOP button

STEAM:Steaming is a healthy cooking technique that can be most often used to cook vegetables and rarely used to cook meats.The best advantage of steam cooking is avoided overcooking or burning food and no butter or oil is required.Just one quart of water is used in steaming.Most of the persons likes steaming method because it is avoid extra fat intake and retain nutrients generally nutrients are lost in different methods of cooking but in this method not happen.I will explain cooking process in STEAM:

  • Add sufficient water in cooking pot otherwise water boiled away,the unit will shut off, after that insert steaming rack and cover with lid.
  • Press the steaming button and set desired cooking time
  • press the START/STOP button to start preheating
  • when steaming temperature is reached,the unit will beep two times and the timer will begin counting down cooking time
  • Lift the lid and place the food in the middle of the rack and again cover the pot with lid.
  • when cooking time is completed,the unit will beep five times and the heater will turn off automatically.
  • Finally remove food from pot

Cleaning Process:

Glass lid and steaming rack are dishwasher safe.The cooking pot has a non-stick coating but sometimes food residue sticks or burned onto cooking pot surface and it is very difficult to remove in this time you just fill pot with warm soapy water and allow to soak before cleaning.If you do not able to clean residue,use a nonabrasive cleanser or liquid detergent with a nylon pad or brush.

Outside stainless steel and control panel do not immerse in the water or any liquids,use a clean damp cloth to wipe away but you should remember before cleaning unplug the unit and allow it to cool.

Safety Precautions to Cuisinart Msc-600 3-In-1 multi cooker:

  1. unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning
  2. Do not touch hot surfaces, use handles
  3. Do not operate this slow cooker with a damaged cord or plug or dropped or damaged.
  4. This cooker is not a deep fryer.
  5. Don't use this cooker in work area otherwise it will damaged
  6. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
  7. Avoid sudden temperature changes,such as adding refrigerator foods to a heated pot.
  8. Do not operate your cooker in an appliance garage or under a wall cabinet.If you store in an appliance garage just unplug the unit from the electric outlet.

Why cooker itself turn off?

Seven conditions are given for solution of preventing unit turn off itself:These are

  1. cooker will enter sleep mode after 5 minutes of no use and unit will appear off.Press any button except Start/Stop to "wake up" the unit.
  2. If you didn't press START button after setting your unit,the cooker will enter sleep mode.Press any button except Start/Stop button to "wake up" the unit
  3. Sometimes the unit have overheated,so you should let it cool and try it again.
  4. Sometimes you do not add sufficient water during steaming at that time the pot has boiled dry and the unit will shutoff automatically,in this situation you add water to the pot and restart the unit
  5. When the completion of the cooking,somebody press the START/STOP button again in this case the unit will turn off,just press new function and select desired settings;the unit will switch on automatically
  6. If your selected time has elapsed,the heater will turn off automatically
  7. Somebody not plugged perfectly into a functional outlet.

Warranty:

The Cuisinart company given three-year warranty for personal,family and household use and do not given warranty to retailers,commercial purchasers and owners.The company recommended that all consumers visit their website and register your slow cooker purchasing date otherwise you have to face some problems for warranty.Blow conditions explain why this company excludes warranty.

  • replacement parts or repair service other than those authorized by cuisinart
  • Any damage caused by accident,misuse or other than household use
  • incidental or consequential damages
consumer service toll-free number is 1-800-726-0190.

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Specifications:

  1. Brand: Cuisinart
  2. Color: Silver
  3. Capacity: 6-quart
  4. Model: MSC-600
  5. Material:Non-stick
  6. Type: Slow cooker
  7. Wattage:1800 watts
  8. Made in: china
  9. Dimensions:12 x 9 x 9.5 inches
  10. Item weight: 16 pounds
  11. Age group:Unisex-adult

Conclusion:

The main advantage of this Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 6-quart multi cooker is keep warm the food up to 8 hours after you are done cooking and not allows to overcooking.The programmable timer also allows uo to 24 hour cook time with an 8 hour warm time so this is very helpful for people who has worked for longest time.

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