Crockpot 4.5qt Manual Slow Cooker – Silver
SCR450-S User Manual

CrockPot 4.5qt Manual Slow Cooker - Silver SCR450-S User Manual
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SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void the Warranty.
  2. If you need to exchange the unit, please return it in its original carton, with a sales receipt, to the store where you purchased  it. If you are returning the unit more than 30 days after the date of purchase, please see the enclosed Warranty.
  3. If you have any questions or comments regarding this unit’s operation or believe any repair is necessary, please call our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-323-9519 or visit our website at www.crockpot.com.

1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Sunbeam Products, Inc. or if in Canada, Newell Brands Canada ULC (collectively, “Sunbeam”) warrants that for a period of one year from the date of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. Sunbeam, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty. Do NOT attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this product. Doing so will void this warranty.

This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance. Sunbeam dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling Sunbeam products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than Sunbeam or an authorized Sunbeam service center. Further, the warranty does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.

What are the limits on Sunbeam’s Liability?
Sunbeam shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach of any express, implied or statutory warranty or condition.

Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the above warranty. Sunbeam disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied, statutory or otherwise

Sunbeam shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use the product including incidental, special, consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against purchaser by any other party.
Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from province to province, state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

How To Obtain Warranty Service

In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-323-9519 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you

In Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please call 1-800-323-9519
and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.

In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. Boca Raton, Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Newell Brands Canada ULC located at 20B Hereford Street, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0M1. If you have any other problem or claim in connection with this product, please write to Consumer Service Department. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.

To register your product, please visit us online at www.crockpot.com

© 2020 Sunbeam Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc. Boca Raton, Florida 33431.

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons including the following: 

  1. Read all instructions before using this product.
  2. This appliance generates heat during use. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  3. To protect against electric shock, do not place or immerse cord, plugs, or appliance in water or other liquid.
  4. This appliance is not to be used by children or by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities.
  5. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used near children. Children should not play with the appliance.
  6. Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning. To disconnect, turn any control to OFF, then unplug power cord from outlet. Do not disconnect by pulling on cord.
  7. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Do not attempt to replace or splice a damaged cord. Return appliance to the manufacturer (see warranty) for examination, repair or adjustment.
  8. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
  9. Do not use outdoors or for commercial purposes.
  10. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  11. Do not place on or near wet surfaces, or heat sources such as a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  12. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  13. The heating base is subject to residual heat from cooking cycle. Do not touch heating base immediately after removing stoneware. Allow to cool before handling.
  14. Use caution when opening the lid during or after a cooking cycle. Escaping steam can cause burns.
  15. Do not use appliance for other than intended use. Misuse can cause injuries.
  16. Intended for household countertop use only. Keep 6 inches (152 mm) clear from the wall and on all sides. Always use appliance on a dry, stable, level surface.
  17. Avoid sudden temperature changes, such as adding refrigerated foods or cold liquids into a heated pot.
  18. The slow cooker lid is made of tempered glass. Always inspect the lid for chips, cracks or any other damage. Do not use the glass lid if it is damaged, as it may shatter during use.
  19. CAUTION: To protect again electrical shock and product damage, do not cook directly in the heating base. Cook only in the stoneware provided.
  20. WARNING: Spilled food can cause serious burns. Keep appliance and cord away from children. Never drape cord over edge of counter, never use outlet below counter, and never use with an extension cord.
    For appliances with locking lids:
  21. Never attempt to lift or carry this appliance by the lid handle. Always use the handles located at each side on the base of the appliance.
  22. Do not lock the lid while cooking. Locking the glass lid while cooking may lead to glass breakage, which can cause injuries.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY

NORTH AMERICAN MODELS WITH POLARIZED PLUGS:

POLARIZED PLUG

CrockPot 4.5qt Manual Slow Cooker - Silver SCR450-S User Manual - POLARIZED PLUGThis appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way. If the plug fits loosely into the AC outlet or if the AC outlet feels warm do not use that outlet.

POWER CORD INSTRUCTIONS:
A short power-supply cord is used to reduce the risk resulting from it being grabbed by children, becoming entangled in, or tripping over a longer cord.

NOTICES:

  1. Some countertop and table surfaces are not designed to withstand the prolonged heat generated by certain appliances. Do not set the heated unit on a finished wood table. We recommend placing a hot pad or trivet under your slow cooker to prevent possible damage to the surface.
  2. During initial use of this appliance, some slight smoke and/or odor may be detected. This is normal with many heating appliances and will not recur after a few uses.
  3. Please use caution when placing your stoneware on a ceramic or smooth glass cook top stove, countertop, table or other surface. Due to the nature of the stoneware, its rough bottom may scratch some surfaces if caution is not used. Always place heat resistant protective padding under the stoneware before setting on a table, countertop or other surface.

CROCKPOTTM SLOW COOKER COMPONENTSCrockPot 4.5qt Manual Slow Cooker - Silver SCR450-S User Manual - figure 1

PREPARING YOUR CROCKPOTTM SLOW COOKER FOR USE

Before you use your slow cooker, remove all packaging components and wash the lid and stoneware with warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.

Assembly

  1. Place stoneware into the heating base.
  2. Lower the lid horizontally down onto the stoneware.

HOW TO USE YOUR SLOW COOKER

  1. Place the stoneware into the heating base, add your ingredients into the stoneware and cover with the lid.
  2. Plug in your Crockpot TM slow cooker. In select models, the POWER light flashes indicating that the unit is plugged in, but not turned on.
    The following instructions are based on control type:
  3. For Classic Manual Slow Cookers: Select the temperature setting from the three setting options. Low is recommended for slow “allday” cooking. One hour on HIGH is equivalent to approximately 1½ to 2 hours on LOW. Refer to your specific recipe for more precise cook times.
    NOTE: Some models feature a WARM setting. WARM is ONLY for keeping already cooked food at the perfect serving temperature until you are ready to eat.
    For One Touch Slow Cookers: Press the SELECT button to choose a programmed time and temperature. Cook time options include 4 or 6 hours on HIGH, or 8 or 10 hours on LOW. The corresponding light illuminates, the slow cooker heats, and the internal timer starts counting down the time.
    For Digital Countdown Slow Cookers: Press the “Time” arrows to scroll through the timed cooking options. The time can be set in increments of 30 minutes up to 20 hours. Select the time based on the length of time indicated in the recipe. The time will begin to count down in one-minute increments. NOTE: WARM is ONLY for keeping already cooked food at the perfect serving temperature until you are ready to eat. DO NOT cook on the WARM setting.
  4. For One Touch/ Digital Countdown Slow Cookers: When the cooking time has completed, the CrockpotTM Slow cooker automatically shifts to the WARM setting and the WARM light illuminates.
    NOTE: We do not recommend using the WARM setting for more than 4 hours.
  5. To turn the CrockpotTM slow cooker off, press or turn the knob to the OFF/POWER button and unplug the unit from the outlet.
  6. When cooking is done, unplug your slow cooker and allow it to cool before cleaning.

USAGE NOTES:

  • For One Touch/ Digital Countdown Slow Cookers: If there is a Power outage, the display and lights blink when the Power is restored. All slow cooker settings have been cleared and must be reset. As a result, the food may be unsafe to eat. If you are unaware of how long the power was out, we suggest you discard the food inside.
  • For One Touch Slow Cookers: For recipes that require a range of times, select the time closest to the setting on your slow cooker. For example, to cook a recipe calling for a cooking time of 7 to 9 hours on LOW, cook for 8 hours.
  • To avoid over or under-cooking, always fill the stoneware ½ to ¾ full and conform to recommended cook times.
  • Do not overfill stoneware. To prevent spillover, do not fill stoneware higher than ¾ full.
  • Always cook with the lid on for the recommended time. Do not remove the lid during the first two hours of cooking to allow the heat to build up efficiently.
  • Always wear oven mitts when handling the lid or stoneware.
  • Unplug when cooking is done and before cleaning.
  • Removable stoneware is ovenproof and microwave safe. Do not use removable stoneware on gas or electric burner or under broiler. Refer to chart below.
Part Dishwasher
Safe
Oven Safe Microwave
Safe
Stovetop
Safe
Lid Yes No No No
Stoneware Yes Yes, but not in the broiler Yes No

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR SLOW COOKER

  • ALWAYS turn your slow cooker off, unplug it from the electrical outlet, and allow it to cool before cleaning.
  • The lid and stoneware can be washed in the dishwasher or with hot, soapy water. Do not use abrasive cleaning compounds or scouring pads. A cloth, sponge, or rubber spatula will usually remove residue. To remove water spots and other stains, use a non-abrasive cleaner or vinegar.
  • As with any fine ceramic, the stoneware and lid will not withstand sudden temperature changes. Do not wash the stoneware or lid with cold water when they are hot.
  • The outside of the heating base may be cleaned with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water. Wipe dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners.

CAUTION: Never immerse the heating base in water or other liquid.

  • No other servicing should be performed.
  • This appliance has no user serviceable parts. Any servicing beyond that described in the Cleaning Section should be performed by an Authorized Service Representative only. See Warranty Section.

HINTS AND TIPS

PASTA AND RICE

  • For best rice results, use long grain converted rice or a specialty rice as the recipe suggests. If the rice is not cooked completely after the suggested time, add an extra 1 to 1½ cups of liquid per cup of cooked rice and continue cooking for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • For best pasta results, first partially cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water until just tender. Add the pasta to the Crockpot TM slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of cook time.

BEANS

  • Beans must be softened completely before combining with sugar and/or acidic foods. Sugar and acid have a hardening effect on beans and will prevent softening.
  • Dried beans, especially red kidney beans, should be boiled before adding to a recipe.
  • Fully cooked canned beans may be used as a substitute for dried beans

VEGETABLES

  • Many vegetables benefit from slow cooking and are able to develop their full flavor. They tend not to overcook in your slow cooker as they might in your oven or on your stovetop.
  • When cooking recipes with vegetables and meat, place vegetables in slow cooker before meat. Vegetables usually cook slower than meat in the slow cooker.
  • Place vegetables near the sides or bottom of the stoneware to facilitate cooking.

HERBS AND SPICES

  • Fresh herbs add flavor and color, but should be added at the end of the cooking cycle as the flavor will dissipate over long cook times.
  • Ground and/or dried herbs and spices work well in slow cooking and may be added at the beginning.
  • The flavor power of all herbs and spices can vary greatly depending on their particular strength and shelf life. Use herbs sparingly, taste at end of cook cycle and adjust seasonings just before serving.

MILK

  • Milk, cream, and sour cream break down during extended cooking. When possible, add during the last 15 to 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Condensed soups may be substituted for milk and can cook for extended times.

SOUPS

  • Some soup recipes call for large amounts of water. Add other soup ingredients to the slow cooker first then add water only to cover. If thinner soup is desired, add more liquid at serving time.

MEATS

  • Trim fat, rinse well, and pat meat dry with paper towels.
  • Browning meat in a separate skillet or broiler allows fat to be drained off before slow cooking and also adds greater depth of flavor.
  • Meat should be positioned so that it rests in the stoneware without touching the lid.
  • For smaller or larger cuts of meat, alter the amount of vegetables or potatoes so that the stoneware is always ½ to ¾ full.
  • The size of the meat and the recommended cook times are just estimates and can vary depending upon the specific cut, type, and bone structure. Lean meats such as chicken or pork tenderloin tend to cook faster than meats with more connective tissue and fat such as beef chuck or pork shoulder. Cooking meat on the bone versus boneless will increase required cook times.
  • Cut meat into smaller pieces when cooking with precooked foods such as beans or fruit, or light vegetables such as mushrooms, diced onion, eggplant, or finely minced vegetables. This enables all food to cook at the same rate.
  • When cooking frozen meats, at least 1 cup of warm liquid must first be added. The liquid will act as a “cushion” to prevent sudden temperature changes. An additional 4 hours on LOW or 2 hours on HIGH is typically required. For larger cuts of frozen meat, it may take much longer to defrost and tenderize.

FISH

  • Fish cooks quickly and should be added at the end of the cooking cycle during last fifteen minutes to hour of cooking.

LIQUID

  • For best results and to prevent food from drying or burning, always ensure an adequate amount of liquid is used in the recipe.
  • Ensure the stoneware is always filled a minimum of ½ full and a maximum of ¾ full, and conform to recommended cook times.

Visit the CrockpotTM slow cooker website at
www.crockpot.com for additional hints, tips and
recipes or call 1-800-323-9519.

RECIPES

BABY BACK RIBS
Serves 6-10
2-4 racks of baby back ribs, cut into 3-4 pieces each
2-3 onions, chopped
2-4 cups barbecue sauce

  1. Place ribs in Crockpot TM slow cooker. Top with onion and barbecue sauce.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or on High for 4 hours, or until meat is tender.
  3. To serve, cut ribs between bones and coat with extra sauce as desired.

BBQ PULLED PORK
Serves 6-8
2½-5 pound pork loin, trimmed of fat
2-3 onions, chopped
2-4 cups barbecue sauce
6-8 hamburger buns or hard rolls

  1. Place pork loin in CrockpotTM slow cooker. Top with onion and barbecue sauce.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or on High for 4 hours, or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove pork from CrockpotTM slow cooker and shred with a fork. Add pork back into CrockpotTM slow cooker and coat with sauce.
  4. Serve BBQ pulled pork on hamburger buns or hard rolls.

BEEF BOURGUIGNON
Serves 6-8
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup red or Burgundy wine
Kosher salt and pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
3 sprigs fresh thyme, stemmed
1 medium onion, sliced
1 bay leaf
6 strips cooked bacon,
cut into 1-2 inch pieces
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 large potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 10-ounce can beef broth

  1. Coat beef in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Sear beef in a skillet on stovetop (optional).
  2. Place meat in CrockpotTM slow cooker and add remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 8-10 hours or on High for 6 hours, or until meat is tender

LEMON HERB ROASTED CHICKEN
Serves 4-6
4-6 pound roasting chicken
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
½ cup onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1-2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Juice of one lemon
⅓ teaspoon paprika

  1. Place the onion in the cavity of the chicken and rub the skin with butter. Place chicken in CrockpotTM slow cooker.
  2. Squeeze lemon juice over chicken and sprinkle with remaining seasonings. Cover and cook on Low 8-10 hours or on High 4 hours.

CHICKEN CACCIATORE
Serves 4-8
2-3 onions, thinly sliced
½ cup dry white wine or broth
2-4 pounds chicken (breasts or
thighs), skinned
2 tablespoons capers
20 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped coarsely
1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch fresh parsley or basil, stemmed
and coarsely chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
5 cloves garlic, minced
Cooked pasta

  1. Place sliced onion in CrockpotTM slow cooker and cover with chicken.
  2. In a bowl, stir tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and white wine together. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours or on High for 4 hours, or until chicken is tender.
  4. Stir in capers, olives and herbs just before serving.
  5. Serve over cooked pasta.

Note: Cooking chicken on the bone versus boneless will increase
cook time about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

CHILI
Serves 6-10
2 large onions, chopped
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
2 green peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
2-3 pounds ground beef, cooked and drained
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 14-ounce cans red, black or white
beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup beef broth

  1. Add all ingredients to CrockpotTM slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or on High for 4 hours.

POT ROAST
Serves 6-10
2-4 pound beef chuck pot roast
3 onions, sliced
½ cup flour
2 celery stalks, sliced
Kosher salt and pepper
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1 cup beef broth or wine
3 potatoes, quartered

  1. Coat roast with ½ cup flour, salt, and pepper. Sear roast in a skillet on stovetop (optional).
  2. Place all vegetables in CrockpotTM slow cooker, except mushrooms. Add roast and spread mushrooms on top. Pour in liquid.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 10 hours or on High for 6 hours, or until tender.

SAUSAGE AND MEATBALLS
Serves 8-10
3-5 pounds sausage and
meatballs, uncooked
1 bunch fresh basil
Cooked pasta
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
Grated cheese
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1-2 28-ounce cans plum tomatoes
in juice, chopped coarsely

  1. Brown sausage and meatballs in a skillet on stovetop (optional).
  2. Add all ingredients to the CrockpotTM slow cooker except pasta and grated cheese.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or on High for 4 hours.
  4. Serve with cooked pasta and grated cheese.

BEEF STEW
Serves 6-8
2-4 pounds beef chuck stew meat,
cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
½ cup flour
6 small potatoes, quartered
Kosher salt and pepper
2-3 onions, chopped
3 cups beef broth
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  1. Place meat in CrockpotTM slow cooker. Sprinkle flour, salt and pepper over meat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 8-10 hours or on High for 6 hours, or until meat is tender.

EASY, HEALTHY FISH FILLET
Serves 4-6
Kosher salt and pepper
2-3 lemons, thinly sliced
2-3 pounds white fish (cod, sea
bass, tilapia or catfish), skinned
Prepared salsa or olive tapenade to garnish
Fresh herbs (flat-leaf parsley, basil,
tarragon, savory or a combination of all)

  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the fish and place in CrockpotTM slow cooker. Cover top of fish with herbs and lemon slices, and tuck some under fish.
  2. Cover and cook on High for approximately 30-40 minutes, or until no longer translucent. Cook times vary depending on thickness of fish.
  3. Remove lemon slices and top with salsa or tapenade.

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