44420Re: [slowcooker] RE: RE: Advice needed for new crockpot
- Nov 3, 2013I am going to buy one from Costco. It is returnable if it fails and it has a good price. Costco usually does have a good item. I want it for a man friend who is raising two girls on his own. This is perfect for him to make food and let it cook and when he gets home food is ready. He is not into this crockpot thing but he is willing to begin and he thinks it would be great. So I will buy it and send him recipes and get him rolling then he can read your recipes as they come along and pick what he likes. I been talking to him about how this works well for us ladies. So even if it is spagetti it will be easy for him. He likes soups and pot roast sounds good. So I think he will begin with chicken and if the kids will eat it he will. That is the challenge. Kids like it and it is ready he can enjoy more time with them and less cooking.On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:54 PM, <cj123@...> wrote:since so many appliances are being made in china these days.. I just feel whatever we buy is a "crap shoot" not sure how long it's gonna last ... I do belong to a few other groups and seems a number of members in this one group all bought the Ninja 3 in 1 cooker from QVC they got the best package deal going and they all love theirs ... you can go to the QVC web site and check it out .. .when my budget allows.. I'm thinking of getting one.. even thought I have more then enough crockpots at home ..msclassylady717/cj in flaFrom: dflack628@...
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:08:03 PM
Subject: [slowcooker] RE: RE: Advice needed for new crockpot
Until recent weeks, I would have said that Cuisinart is great and couldn't say enough nice things about them. I had a 7qt. Cuisinart slow cooker for years that I loved, but someone else accidently broke the ceramic crock and they no longer make that model. I readily ordered the 6 1/2 qt. instead and it wokred okay, but cooked much slower than my 7 qt. one had.
Then. less than a year after purchase, it stopped working. It would heat for a while and then cut itself off. As it has a 3 year warranty, I contacted Cuisinart by email with the model and serial number to ask about a repair or replacement. It took them a week to answer my initial inquiry. They asked me if I wanted it replaced and, if so, I'd be required to pay $10 for them to ship a new one to me plus whatever it cost for me to ship the broken one back to them. I agreed and emailed them back to ask for instructions for the return. I paid about $100 for it and I knew it wouldn't cost me $100 to ship it.
After waiting a few days for a response, I finally called them as I use my slow cookers regularly and was getting tired of it taking them so long to respond. The person on the phone was a bit rude, but set up the exchange for me. She had difficulty understanding the model and serial numbers I was giving her even though I was saying, for example, C - Cat, M - Man, etc. That's why I emailed them originally; I thought it might go smoother with the information in print in front of them. The deal was I had to wait until the new one arrived, take it out, put the broken one back in that box and ship it back to them. It took a total of 2 1/2 weeks to receive the new cooker. The best shipping rate I could find for the return was $28.00, so I'm out $38.00 in shipping charges. I can see from the shipping tracking that the package has been delivered and have asked Cuisinart to confirm this, but they have yet to do so. No surprise there.
I've already used the new one three times and it seems to cook slower as well. If it breaks again, It certainly won't be worth my expense or trouble to return it and the warranty doesn't restart with the new one. Its only in effect since my original purchase.
I've seen a Frigidaire slow cooker on the Costco website. Anyone had any experience with it? The thing about buying it from Costco is that I could take it back virtually anytime if it breaks.--
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