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3.5-QUART SLOW COOKER

March 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          
March 2009
 

Contact:           Mary M. Rodgers                      or                     Rachel Litner

                        Cuisinart                                                           Rachel Litner Associates

                        Phone: (203) 975-4609                                       Phone: (973) 994-5167

                        E-mail: mary_rodgers@conair.com                     E-mail: rachel@rlitner.com
 
 
CUISINART IS BRINGING TO THE TABLE . . .
3.5-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
 
Food for Thought:
 
Preparing High-Quality Meals that Basically Cook Themselves
 
Home cooks are showing increased interest in more sophisticated cooking techniques such as braising to create restaurant-quality meals at home. The slow cooker offers a great solution for busy consumers looking to create specialty dishes with ease. Home cooks can start a pot of Braised Veal Shanks or Pulled Pork before work, and return home to mouth-watering dishes that are tender and flavorful without any of the stress of making the meal after a long day at work.
 
The Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker (model no. PSC-350) is a 3.5-quart unit designed with digital technology and touchpad controls that make it easier for home cooks to create everything from chicken cacciatore to cherry cobbler. Cuisinart's new slow cooker has an oval ceramic cooking pot that can be removed from the base so the dish can be prepared the night before, stored in the refrigerator and set to cook the next morning. Once the dish has been cooked, it can be served in the same pot at the kitchen table. The cooking pot is also stick-resistant and can go directly into the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Slow cooking utilizes low heat over a period of time to cook ingredients while also blending flavors and spices. One of the advantages of the slow cooking method is the ability to bring out the natural juices of meats, poultry and vegetables, while sealing in the nutrients. It also does wonders for long-simmered soups. Another nutritional benefit is the fact that slow cooking requires little or no fat. In addition, the process allows inexpensive cuts of meat to be tenderized effortlessly while cooking.
 
What to Look for When Purchasing a Slow Cooker:
 
Convenience:
Whether entertaining or preparing everyday meals for the family, the Cuisinart 3.5-quart slow cooker allows consumers to create a savory meal with minimal time and effort. Its compact size makes the unit a comfortable addition to any countertop, whether used as part of a buffet for entertaining or for family dinners. The new slow cooker is easy to operate: consumers simply place all the ingredients in the ceramic cooking pot, set the timer and go to work or run errands before returning home to a hot meal.  Cuisinart's slow cooker features a 24-hour digital countdown timer with an LCD display that can be set in 30-minute increments. The slow cooker has three cooking modes: Simmer, Low and High, and automatically shifts to a warm setting when the cooking time ends. The special "Keep Warm" feature ensures that food is kept at the proper serving temperature without continuing to cook the ingredients.
 
Design:
Cuisinart's new slow cooker features brushed stainless steel housing with black accents and chrome-plated cool-touch handles. It also comes with a removable glass lid that has a stainless rim and chrome-plated knobs. The glass lid seals in moisture during the cooking process and is dishwasher-safe. In addition, the slow cooker has nonslip rubber feet for extra stability.
 
Other Features:
Cuisinart's programmable Slow Cooker includes a cooking rack for use with ramekins or other bakeware, as well as a recipe book for both traditional and gourmet creations. This new unit joins two other Cuisinart programmable slow cookers: a 6.5-quart unit with an oval ceramic cooking pot, and a 4-quart slow cooker with a round ceramic cooking pot.
 
Just the Facts
Everyday Retail Price:                                    $59.95
Availability:                                                    Immediately
Warranty:                                                       Limited three-year
 
About Cuisinart:
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company's cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, "Savor the Good Life®." These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, blenders, stand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers and waffle makers. Cuisinart's website is www.cuisinart.com, www.cuisinart.com/baby and www.cuisinartstandmixer.com.
                                                                       
 
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