This little unit worked great for our office potluck. My co-workers especially the ladies were impressed with the texture and taste of the pork ribs i cooked in this little crockpot. I highly recommend this to everyone especially guys who like to cook. 5 or 3 quart version of this. Crockpot for bigger gatherings.
If you read the product description you know it is a party sized ‘slow cooker, dip warmer, chocolate melter, magical’ kitchen gadget. It’s about 1 1/2 to 2 pint size. There are so many things you can do with this. I wish i could say that i got this at a discout, or free, for my review. I paid full price, and i now i need the other two colors.
Perfect for anything that likes long, slow cooking. Crockpots always cook too fast, even on low. The source of heat seems poorly distributed in crockpots. And most are too large for one or two people unless you want tons of leftovers, lol. Yes, a cook needs to be mindful when washing and drying this little red zinger, but i always take care of the things i love,.
Key specs for Hamilton Beach Party Crock Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Red (33410):
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- Porcelain-enameled cast iron cookware for exceptional cooking performance
- 3 piece cooking and serving set
- 1.5 quart crock and cover
- Electric cooking base with low, medium, and high settings
- Cordless warming stand
Comments from buyers
, Love my party crock!
, Very nice cast iron Dutch Pot
This is a beautiful little pot, about the same quality as a lodge enameled cast iron pot. I own le cruset, staub, and lodge. The metal knob means it can go in the oven at high heat. It’s a great size for making a small batch of sauce or for serving hot goodies at a party. I received the set with both the heating base and the candle warmer. Feels very light and cheesy compared to the pot. I heated 2 inches of cold water from the tap. After one hour on low the temp of the water was 114 degrees f. Another hour on medium and the temp of the water was 148 degrees f.
Very nice cast iron dutch pot. Perfect size for small amounts. I like the versatility of being able to heat on the cooking base, or using a candle warmer, or just heat on the stove.
It’s very handy for parties with both savory and sweet. It can rust so don’t soak it or leave it wet.
Great size, very good looking and heavy duty. Works like a champ for smaller recipes that need to be served hot.
Only used once so far, but made a cheese dip in no time. Pot is very versatile, oven, stove top, heating base and perfect size to put into frig for overnight.
Like the option of electric or candle.
This is my favorite crock that i own. It is great for queso, as it does not burn as easily as a traditional crock pot. My only complaint is that, despite hand washing, the rim rusts. I scrub it with barkeepers friend and, viola. Just seems like an unnecessary step, although it doesn’t take long to do. I would most definitely recommend this product.
Love the size it’s great for one or two people.
Nicely made and works really well. My husband uses it at work to heat up his lunch. We have tried to eat healthier and i make lots of food ahead, put it in mason jars and freeze it, so he has a variety to choose from each day. We don’t use microwave ovens any more and this is lead free and i feel confident that this is the best option for him to prepare his food safely.
The new version is even better than the old version i have. However, i use this mostly as a coffee warmer. So-called coffee warmers never keep the cup hot enough, but this is perfect on the medium setting and i use the crock for serving and other needs.
From the other reviews i expected something really small–it is exactly the right size for what i wanted: to serve hot dips or appetizers at a party. I have never owned a crock pot –i would not call this a crock pot exactly. I do have many le creuset items which i love, however. This is comparable at half the price. This little dutch oven can be used on the stove, in the oven, or with the heating element. The keep-warm stand that holds a candle is also cast iron–which is to say, not easily tipped over by someone who had one too many at your cocktail party. Like any porcelain/cast iron cookware–it does require a bit more tlc. The exposed cast iron rims will rust if not dried quickly and completely. I recommend sealing the cast iron rims with a bit of cooking oil after drying. Avoid getting detergent on the exposed rim, instead just use hot water.
I almost use it every day to cook soup, black garlic, roast meat. I bought a second one for my daughter’s up coming christmas gift.
Is not the same color than in the picture, not match my other yellow appliances.
Just wrong color,that’s ok it does the job i need it for.
I love that this can use electric heat and or a tea light to warm. This works perfectly for my tailgate food. I can heat up on the electric base and then switch over to the tea light when we are outside to keep my food warm. The cast iron is nice and evenly heats, which i enjoy because i mostly see ceramic crock pots. This has a great heavy duty feel and i have used it every weekend since i received it.
This small capacity ‘party’ crock bowl has the quality of le creuset as it fits nicely on its heating element making it very efficient. It is perfect for the 1-2 family household. Don’t be fooled by the ‘party’ in the title, this crock will do most anything a larger crock pot can, just smaller portion. With two temperature setting, you have the flexibility to prepare a dish, or keep a dish warm during a party. Another fine feature is the removable crock can be used on top of the stove or in your oven, or refrigerated taking much less space. It is an enamel coated cast iron much like le creuset or staub so heat is retained allowing cooking at lower temperatures. Only precaution – hand wash like any other enamel pan to maintain the quality and don’t use scratch pads that would damage the surface.
This party crock is somewhat versatile as it can be used on the stove or oven to cook the food, then kept warm either via the electric base or under a warming stand (with a tealight candle). The heavy cast-iron enamel holds heat well, so the tealight candle actually does keep the food warm if a hot pot is placed on top of the warming core, and it is nice to not need a cord to keep food warm on a buffet. Because it is removable, it’s also easy to wash. The biggest downsides are the size (1. 5 quarts is pretty small) and the electric base, as the cord isn’t very long. In addition, it’s not on a timer, and has 3 temperatures: low, medium and high. It comes with a small recipe book with some suggestions. It’s great for fondue or warm dips, a bagna cauda, or a smallish appetizer. It’s not a ‘must have’ but is a nice addition for opportunities to keep food warm. It will definitely be getting a lot of use this holiday season.
It heats evenly and stays warm nicely when placed on low. I like that it can cook like a crock pot or you can put it in the oven as a dutch oven cooker.
Just the right size for small get togethers oe couple. It is heavy duty and well made.
Put this crock in our rv , perfect size for the two of us.
This product is great for entertaining. Keeps very warm on the burner but no so much with the using the candle. I was using a tea light so maybe using a little bit bigger candle would work better.