My new kitchen love – Black + Decker 6.5 Quart Multicooker

Can you believe that the holidays are already here? It feels like yesterday that it was last here. With Christmas right around the corner, we are starting to think about those family meals that we will be cooking. I don’t know about you, but the thought of 20 different pots and pans to make meals. Save mom this Christmas and help her out with the Black + Decker 6.5 Quart Multicooker.

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Expand your cooking capabilities with the BLACK + DECKER™ Multicooker. Mealtime is made easy with true one-pot cooking capability that features high heat for searing meats and sautéing vegetables and traditional slow cooking functionality for soups and roasts. Variable temperature controls give you the flexibility to cook from 200°-450°F, and a warming function keeps food at perfect serving temperature. Plus, cleanup is quick and easy with removable ceramic parts and a tempered glass lid.

  • Variable Temperature
  • Sear/Sauté Function
  • Roast and Bake Function
  • Slow Cook Functionality
  • Removable Cooking Pot
  • Steel Handles

I have to admit something before I go any further. When I first saw this, I thought ‘a really big, yet small, crockpot?’ I read up on it, opened the box, played around with it, read the book that comes with it and I am beyond impressed.

When I make a roast, I usually use a pan for searing, another pot to prep veggies and the crockpot to cook everything all day. My husband loves to wash dishes. No, really. 😉

When you open this bad boy, you will see that you will get everything you need to get started, including the helpful manual that has some pretty tasty recipes in it.

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I had no idea that this was basically a crockpot and a roaster all in one. I mean, I can read… LOL but this thing is the beast of the kitchen.

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My first meal was a pork roast and roasted potatoes. I put the roast in, put it on sear, salted & peppered the roast and cooked it on all sides.

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How amazing does this look?!?!

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I injected the pork roast with a seasoning liquid mixture, threw in some chopped potatoes in, sprinkled a ranch packet over the top, closed the lid and went about my business. I set it on ‘roast/bake’ while I was at work for 3 hours, then when we got home, I set it on low (like a crock pot setting) for another hour.

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We had a very easy, very fast and VERY yummy homemade meal for our super busy evening. The potatoes look like part were burnt, but they’re not. It’s from the glaze from the ranch packet that I had sprinkled over them. I can’t describe how amazing this meal came out!

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I used the same dish that this all cooked in, whisked in some water and brown gravy and we had (literally) an all in one dish meal in no time!

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I want to know one thing…. How did I get by all these years without a multi cooker in my kitchen? I am madly in love with the Black + Decker Multicooker! My ONLY change to this would be for the baking dish itself to have some type of covering/grip on the handles because they get super hot so you can’t touch them. Overall, absolutely in love and I’m looking forward to a kitchen of baking and cooking holiday dishes!

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