All-Clad 6.5 Quart Slow Cooker
Model Number: 99009
Price: $ 199.99
Warm, Low, High settings: Yes
Oval or Round: Oval
Ceramic or stove top safe: Ceramic
All-Clad is known for its sturdy, well-built cookware and their slow cooker continues this tradition. The handles are riveted and made from metal and the body of the slow cooker is also metal while the black crock is ceramic. The stainless steel electrical unit is as tough and sturdy as you might expect. But steer clear of the metal body and the handles while the slow cooker is cooking because they get unusually hot.
To test the power of this workhorse of a cooker, we made a baked chicken recipe (with four chicken breasts) and a cherry cobbler recipe (that included a 21-oz. can of cherry pie filling, a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapples, and a box of cake mix).
We found that this slow cooker cooked our test recipes completely in the shortest amount of time each recipe suggested.
We cooked the chicken recipe for 4 hours on high. The 6.5 quart size is large enough to make supper for four people with plenty of leftovers. But it also cooked our smaller portion well, too, although it was a bit overcooked. Next time, we will test the chicken with a meat thermometer after it’s cooked for 3 hours (or 1 hour before the end of the shortest cooking time suggested). If the temperature is below 165 degrees at that point, we will continue cooking for 30 minutes more and then check again.
The dump cake recipe we tested was moist and cakey, and not doughy or undercooked. It was perfect when cooked for 2 hours on low, again the shortest amount of time the recipe suggested.
The digital display is nice and very easy to use. The plastic buttons remained cool during the cooking process.
This All-Clad slow cooker is the perfect workhorse slow cooker for a family or a group. The price tag might seem a little steep, but after using this model for years, we think it’s well worth the higher cost.