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The Cuisinart Cook Central 3-in-1 Multicooker
The MSC-600 Cuisinart Multicooker
Create one-pot meals your family will love with the Cuisinart Cook Central 3-in-1 Multicooker. Three fully programmable cooking functions let you sauté vegetables, brown meats and slow cook your favorite comfort foods right in the unit. Skip the stovetop with combination cooking -- brown your ingredients in the unit and then simply switch to the slow cook function. Use the Cook Central to prep any aspect of your favorite dish. Select the steam function to prepare stuffed artichokes to start a gourmet meal or to create a healthful vegetable medley side dish. The Cook Central can even do dessert. With numerous recipes to choose from in the included booklet, the opportunities are endless!
The Cook Central features Cuisinart’s brushed stainless steel housing and a 6-quart nonstick cooking pot that lets you brown or sauté directly in the unit. Once your meal is ready, the unit will automatically shift to Keep Warm mode so your meal is ready when you are. Serving your dish is easy -- just lift the pot out and take it to the table. Clean-up is a breeze with the Cook Central as the pot, steaming rack and glass lid are dishwasher-safe.
The first step to creating your meal with the Cook Central is selecting the cooking function.
Slow cooking is perfect for foods that require long, slow simmering, such as soups, stocks, stews, and dried beans. This function is also ideal when cooking tougher and less expensive cuts of meat like shoulder and pot roast. The Slow Cook function has three temperature settings -- High, Low, and Simmer. For recipes that need to cook longer, use the Simmer and Low settings. When starting a dish later in the day, select the High setting. A 24-hour timer and automatic Keep Warm mode ensure your food is ready to eat when you are.
Brown or sauté with temperatures up to 400 degrees F.
Use the extra-large steaming rack to steam vegetables.
Slow cook on your schedule with programmable settings.
Steaming is one of the healthiest methods of cooking. No butter or oil is required and fewer nutrients are lost in the steaming process. To steam anything from asparagus to shrimp, insert the included steaming rack and no more than 2 quarts of water or other liquid in the cooking pot and cover with the lid. Once steaming is complete, carefully remove food from the pot with a spoon, fork or tongs and enjoy.
Use the Brown/Sauté function as you would a skillet or sauté pan on the stovetop for a variety of recipes. Prepare a quickly sautéed skillet dish or brown food right in the pot as the first step of your family's favorite slow cooker recipe. You can use this function to reheat foods as well. Just use Brown/Sauté at 350 degrees F and stir until all ingredients are warmed through.
Once you have chosen the cooking function that best fits your recipe, simply set the desired time and temperature, and then press Start.
Features and Benefits
Glass Lid with Handle
Check the progress of a dish without releasing heat.
Place in the up position to elevate ingredients for steaming.
Nonstick Aluminum 6-Quart Cooking Pot
Spreads heat evenly to perfectly brown and saute ingredients right in the unit.
All parts that come in contact with food are BPA free.
Easy to use control panel
Programmable Control Panel
Cooking Function Buttons
Use to select Slow Cook, Brown/Sauté or Steam.
Use to set your desired cooking time, be it minutes or hours.
Use to set cooking temperatures up to 400 degrees F.
Use to start and stop cooking function.
Blue Backlit LCD Display
Side-by-side display shows cooking time and temperature.
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
3 fully programmable cooking functions Slow Cook on high, low, simmer or warm for up to 24 hours, includes automatic Keep Warm feature
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Take the guesswork out of making restaurant-quality rice with this easy-to-use rice cooker. The handy appliance produces up to 15 cups of cooked rice--great when cooking for a group of friends or the whole family. Simply add dry rice, measure in the water, make a selection from the simple push-button control panel with a blue backlit LCD display, and push the "start" button. Equipped with advanced fuzzy-logic technology, the unit automatically makes fine adjustments to the temperature and heating time to ensure perfectly cooked rice every time. Choose from a variety of pre-programmed menu options that include six types of rice--white, hard white, soft white, sushi, brown, and risotto, as well as oatmeal, quick cook, slow cook, steam, soup, and reheat. The unit automatically switches to keep-warm mode at the end of the cooking cycle, for up to 24 hours, and its programmable finish time makes it possible to choose when food will be ready to serve. Other highlights include a nonstick aluminum cooking pot, a removable steam release and inner lid, and dishwasher-safe parts for quick cleanup. Accessories include a steaming rack, measuring cup, rice paddle and spoon, and basic gourmet recipes for getting started. The cooker measures approximately 12-1/5 by 16-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches and carries a three-year limited warranty.
From the Manufacturer
The benefits of fuzzy logic are clear with Cuisinart! Whether you are cooking rice, soup, oatmeal, or risotto, simmering a stew or steaming your favorite vegetables, our highly intelligent Rice Plus multi-cooker automatically adjusts the heat and timing for perfect results every time. It’s easy to use, has an extra large capacity and is beautiful to look at. Now that’s a smart way to cook.
Smart and User-Friendly Design
Smart Design: A locking outer lid, inner lid and steam release insert work together to ensure the ideal cooking environment. The inner lid and stem insert detach for easy cleaning. The handle stays cool during use and the power cord is removable for easy storage.
Easy To Use Control Panel: Controls are extra large and clearly marked to make the multifunctional steam/cooker exceptionally easy to read. The advanced fuzzy logic technology is engineered with programming that precisely adjusts temperature and timing as needed.
Aluminum Cooking Pot: Extra thick, dishwasher-safe pot with convenient measure marks on the nonstick interior for accurately measuring portions of both wet and dry ingredients. The pot holds up to 8 cups of uncooked rice, and yields up to 15 cups of cooked rice.
Convenient Presets: Preset controls for hard or soft white rice, brown rice, sushi and risotto, plus oatmeal, soup, steam, slow cook and quick cook. Includes a programmable finish time option and keep warm setting. The wide variety of preset cooking and menu options are organized into a simple, yet elegant, control panel.
As Simple as 1, 2, 3
1.First, pick your function:
White Rice: Use for all white rice varieties (long, medium, or short grain). A variety of grains can be cooked using this function: barley, millet, amaranth, and couscous.
Hard White Rice: Use for a harder rice texture. This function works well when making rice salads.
Soft White Rice: Use if a softer rice texture is desired.
Sushi Rice: Select when cooking sushi rice. Creates a sticky rice texture.
Brown Rice: Use for all brown rice varieties (long, medium or short grain). Also is ideal for these other grains: wheat berries, black rice, and wild rice.
Risotto: A specially designed function to provide time to make the perfect risotto every time--all in one pot.
Oatmeal: Both traditional and Irish-style steel cuts oats can be used on the Oatmeal setting. The Oatmeal function also lets you make a creamy polenta--without the stirring!
Quick Cook: When time is running short, you can bypass the regular White or Brown Rice functions and just use this Quick Cook setting. Not only can you get a quick rice out of it, it is also great for Israeli couscous and rice pilafs as well. Quick Cook can also be used as a sauté function when used with the Slow Cook and Soup function. Use the Quick Cook function as a stovetop burner to sauté and brown meats as well as vegetables and grains, before selecting an appropriate program to finish cooking a dish.
Slow Cook: Slow cook from start to finish using the Slow Cook function. This function allows the user to adjust the cooking time to meet one’s needs.
Steam: Using the provided steaming tray, vegetables to fish to dumplings can all be steamed on this one adjustable function.
Soup: Prepare your favorite soup recipe in your Cuisinart Rice Plus multi-cooker. Keep the soup warm in the same pot after it has finished cooking with the Keep Warm function.
Reheat: The large capacity of the cooker can handle leftovers for the next day. When using this function, just add a little bit of water or broth to the rice to bring back some of the moisture.
Keep Warm: Used to change automatic Keep Warm Time and to start Keep Warm Function. Start the Keep Warm function by pressing the button. The blue Keep Warm LED and white Start LED will light, and the remaining time will start to count down. Default time for Keep Warm is 24 hours.
Risotto: The risotto function is all-inclusive; meaning that you saute your ingredients in the cooking pot at the beginning instead of having saute separately in a pan on the stove top. Simply add oil or butter per your recipe to the cooking pot and select the Risotto function by pressing the Menu button. Once the oil/butter is hot, add ingredients to saute. It is during this time that you will saute the rice and reduce the liquid (wine, apple juice if desired). Once the saute step is complete, add the broth and any desired spices and close the lid. Saving both time and cleaning.
2. Start Cooking: Fill the cooking pot with the ingredients and select the appropriate menu function by pressing the menu button. Your current selection will be displayed on the LCD screen. To start cooking immediately, press the Start button. To start cooking with a delay, set your cooker to finish cooking at a specific time. Press and hold the Finish Time button until the four digit Ready Time display begins to flash. You are now in the Finish Time set mode. Use the Hour and Minute button to select the desired Ready Time. Hold the button down to scroll through the digits, or press and release to advance one digit at a time. Be sure PM indicator is on if a PM time is desired. Then press the Start button. The blue Finish Time LED will light. The Ready Time will be displayed. When the unit begins to cook, the Finish Time LED will turn off and the Start LED will light.
3. During and after cooking: The current time will be displayed during the first portion of the cooking process. A tone will sound and the Remaining Time will count down when there are approximately 10 to 15 minutes remaining in the process. Once cooking time has expired, the unit will automatically switch to Keep Warm. The blue Keep Warm Led will light and the LCD will display the remaining Keep Warm Time. The unit will remain on Keep Warm for up to 24 hours. To turn of the unit at any time press the Off button. Once you are ready to serve, press the Lid Release button to open and lift and removing the cooking pot with pot holders.
Bringing the Good Life Home
Cuisinart products are designed to make life delicious all day long. Specialty items, like the multi-cooker, offer today’s consumers a variety of menu options, and fun and easy new ways to entertain family and friends.
Cuisinart first came into home kitchens over 30 years ago when it introduced the now legendary food processor. People discovered that routines could be broken and creative cooking quickly became part of the new lifestyle. Preparing fresh ingredients with products that offered easy and interesting new techniques meant healthier meals and more free time.
Today Cuisinart develops products to make every meal memorable. From breakfast toast and coffee to elegant five-course dinners, the preparation and cooking have become a pleasurable part of the total experience. Today’s relaxed lifestyles and the convenience of Cuisinart products make it easier than ever to Savor the Good Life, right at home with family and friends.
15-cup rice cooker with fuzzy-logic technology for perfectly cooked rice and more
Push-button control panel; LCD display; pre-programmed menu options
Programmable finish time; auto keep-warm mode; nonstick aluminum cooking pot
Includes steaming rack, measuring cup, rice paddle, and recipes; dishwasher-safe parts
Measures approximately 12-1/5 by 16-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches; 3-year limited warranty
NOTE: Please ensure to measure rice in the cup that comes along with the product ONLY