Elite Platinum’s Maxi-Matic slow cooker is a stainless steel crockpot with a generous 8.5 quart capacity. This slow cooker features 3 heat settings including a keep warm option to keep cooked meals piping hot for longer. The exterior of the crock-pot is brushed metal, making the product look and feel pricier than it really is. Inside, the crock-pot features a stoneware pot with more room for larger meals. The tempered glass lid and cool touch handles and knobs ensure safe and worry-free cooking.
With an 8.5-quart stoneware pot, the Maxi-Matic can take on large cooking jobs, a great thing if you’re entertaining friends. The pot itself is not perfectly round but oval to accommodate large pot roasts, casseroles, and stews. The unit delivers a nicely even, consistent heating, ensuring your meals stay moist, tender, and delicious every time.
For the downside, using this crock-pot, we can’t help but notice a faint burning smell and smoke a few minutes after it’s been turned on. According to the manufacturer, this is completely normal but it may cause panic among the uninitiated. Also, some users say this crock-pot gets way too hot too fast but we did not come across the same issue.