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A different take on a recently discovered design feature
November 28, 2018
I have another slow cooker that manages to have a bake feature (where just the sides are on) and a sear feature (where just the bottom is on). It looks a lot like this - and I eventually upped my review to five stars because I realized just how great it is only after some many uses).
This DeLonghi, in contrast, does not have the bake or sear feature, but has the stovetop feature which works better, but requires another component. It's sort of a big tradeoff. I'm not sure which I like better. The other one allows you to cook completely on the spot if you so need to (like if you're taking it to a pot-luck, but picking your meat up on the way or something), but this DeLonghi allows you to - for the most part - cook completely as if you would using a separate pan on your stovetop, saving a dish and letting you use all of the juices without wasting anything.
The DeLonghi looks sleeker, is just a tad smaller volume-wise, and costs more. Frankly, I love them both, and it's good to have more than one slow-cooker anyway, so I'm set. Would definitely recommend this, but it's worth knowing what's out there.