Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer

Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker Review

Want to save time in cooking? Want a Slow Cooker that will also Brown and Saute? This one will.

See full details here: Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer

Cusisinart Multi Cooker Will Slow Cook

When making soups, stews and cooking dried beans, it takes a long slow simmer. When cooking tougher meats same thing – it will come out more tender when slow cooked.

That is why the slow cook function for the Cuisinart Multi Cooker has a simmer, low and high setting. Use the lower settings of low and simmer when you need to cook longer. When you start a dish and only have a limited time, set it on high to cook.

Cuisanart Slow Cooking System Browns And Sautes

Instead of using a saute pan or a skillet on your stove top, you will be able to saute and brown your food right in the Cuisinart 6 qt. slow cooker. Often this is the first step to using a slow cooker, so it saves you dirtying more pans.

You could use this function to reheat food as well. Settings would be 350 degrees and stir until your food is hot enough in the multi cooker.

Cuisinart MSC-600 Will Steam

Steaming your foods is a healthier way of doing things, as it retains more of the nutrients. You just insert the steaming rack and add water (or wine for unique flavor) into the Cuisinart Slow Cooker. Do not add more than two quarts of liquid.

Then put your food in the slow cooker system and cover the pot with the lid.  Set the temperature and time the food. Then remove the food from the pot with a spoon or tongs.

Remember that food setting over the water that steamed will continue to cook for just a little bit, so make sure it is taken out or it will get over done.

There is a timer and keep warm setting to keep your food warm for when you are ready to eat it.

Larger view of control panel

More Details

  • One touch switches modes when recipe calls for combination cooking
  • Extra-large blue backlit LCD display with easy-to-read time and temperature settings
  • Removable 6-quart nonstick aluminum cooking pot
  • Glass lid with cool-touch handle for clear view and comfortable handling
  • Dishwasher-safe removable parts for effortless cleanup, Steaming rack included, Limited 3-year warranty
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 19 x 9.5 inches ; 16 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 18 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008YEXC22
  • Item model number: MSC-600


Combined customer ratings at is 4.6 out of 5 star.

Pros and Cons

Pros: The Multi Cooker being able to brown or saute and then slow cook  was mentioned by a number of people, as it cut down on their cleaning time of other pots and pans.

Cons: The insert / cooking pot is coated with Teflon. (use plastic utensils, not metal, or you will scratch the pot). The Teflon bubbled for several people early on, and the use of scratched or broken Teflon can be toxic to a person.

Buy Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central Multi-Cooker

Want to save time in cooking? Want a Slow Cooker that will also Brown and Saute?

It is so nice that you only have to deal with one pan to cook many whole meals. No more sauteing in a pan on your cook stove and then put it into the slow cooker. Using this multi cooker, you can brown and saute, steam and slow cook all in the same appliance.

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(The video above is using a slightly different model, as you can see from the control panel, but this gives you an overview of how to use it).

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