KitchenAid Artisan Slow Cooker – 5.7L
It doesn’t matter how many slow cookers I test, review or own, I’m still always excited to trial a new one 🙂
I was especially keen to try this KitchenAid slow cooker because it has features I’ve never had on any others I’ve owned!
So let me walk you through this gorgeous machine step by step ….
- 5.7L capacity removable ceramic cooking bowl. It is not safe for microwave or cook top and while not recommended for the oven it’s noted that it is oven safe for up to 140C/300F. You can use it directly on the dinner table as a serving dish if you prefer. I was surprised to note that the cooking bowl is marked with lines for minimum and maximum fill. A handy guide to have, especially for those new to slow cooking. The large pot capacity is great for families of all sizes!
- Stylish stainless steel cooker base with large handles so that you can lift it easily, even with oven mitts on.
- The ceramic pot and glass lid can be washed in the dishwasher or in hot soapy water. As always do not immerse the base or cords in any water or use abrasive cleaners on any parts.
- A great feature I’ve never had on other cookers is the integrated cord storage on the Artisan. The power cord stores neatly under the base of the cooker for safe storage and space conservation.
- The cooker features a large, easy to read LCD digital display.
- Setting options include LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH, KEEP WARM. Not many slow cookers feature a medium option so it’s great to have that versatility also.
- You can simply turn it ON and it will run for up to 24hrs before turning itself off, or you can programme a cooking time up to 24hrs in 30 minute increments, after which it will then default to keep warm for up to 4hrs. Great for easy meal planning, day or night!
- Now let’s talk about that LID! It’s the only one of its sort and I admit, I like it 🙂 The KitchenAid Artisan features an innovative dual hinged lid design, allowing easy serving options with less heat loss. Or even just single handed serving without needing to hold the lid. Each lid has its own locking and unlocking mechanism to keep it securely closed when not in use. The main lid can also be lifted as a whole and its handle is large for easy lifting. The lid also features rubber seals that can be removed for easy cleaning (they should also be removed if placing the lid in the dishwasher). Our TeaTowel trick still works perfectly with this lid design
- Special mention to KitchenAid specifically reminding folk NOT to slow cook frozen meat in their user manual .. as we detail here and remind everyone daily >> (Never slow cook from frozen blog article)
- Lots of other great safety and user tips included
- In testing this unit I found it to cook to reliable and standard slow cooker times
- The KitchenAid Artisan Slow Cooker comes with the peace of mind of a 2yr warranty in domestic kitchens
- RRP is $259 AUD
- Stockists KitchenAid.com.au and select retailers
The only thing left for me to decide is … what KitchenAid appliance should I add to my kitchen next!
This is my first one and I admit … I’m impressed!
If you own or use this model we’d love to hear your thoughts/reviews on it too
You can leave a comment below 🙂
Happy Slow Cooking!
7 thoughts on “KitchenAid 5.7L Slow Cooker”
I recently bought the KitchenAid slow cooker. It is my third slow cooker.
I decided to buy this one for a few reasons – the ceramic bowl; the two hinged lid & the size. I have used it lots & every dish has been perfect. I put it on in the morning, go to work & when we get home I put food on the table for my family of five. We rarely have leftovers.
I love the cord storage; the size & I am a huge fan of KitchenAid appliances especially the stand mixer with the various attachment.
The only thing that I would add/change to the slow cooker is that I would have loved it in red, to much my other KitchenAid appliances.
I brought myself this slowcooker and I absolutely love it she has a permanent home under my microwave on the bench. And in my tiny Kitchen that is prime real estate. Even my kids are having a go with using it as they love the fact they can set the time and not overcook the food and know how long till tea is ready.
I own both this and the CrockPot Sear and Slow. I vastly prefer this one. It’s very heavy but very reliable. I have had both pots going with the same recipe at the same time (doing big batches for big family dos) and I’ve consistently found that the Kitchenaid gives a deeper caramelisation and a richer, thicker sauce/gravy. It may need slightly less cooking time though, probably because it has a larger footprint so the same volume will sit shallower in the pot, if that makes sense. So just keep an eye on it until you get used to it with your favourite recipes. But highly recommended.
I recently purchased the Kitchenaid Artisan slow cooker, and while it looks good, its disappointing how big of a gap there is betwwen the lid and the bowl. This lets all of the steam to escape while cooking and the rubber seal falls off the moment you touch it. The worst part is that Kitchenaid refuse to accept that there is anything wrong with it, instead claiming that its a specific design feature.
I like this slow cooker. Lots of good features – and it works well. Just one word of caution: unlike some other slow cookers it does not have a searing function. So if you wish to sear meat prior to cooking you will have to do so in a frying pan. Otherwise, it makes a good addition to your kitchen.
I found this cooker to be a huge disappointment. I completely trusted in this brand but no longer. The beautiful /expensive cuts of meat are always tough and never turn out as the recipe suggests due to the big gap exposed between the lid . In my opinion as an experienced cook this is a massive design fault and I now never use it . Very dissatisfied.
Hated this slow cooker. Meals turned out well but the lid would let flies in. I’d have to cover the top with foil to prevent flies getting in