Crock-Pot’s latest advancement in slow cooker technology has produced a 6-quart cooker in conjunction with WeMo smart Wi-Fi.
The Crock-Pot 6-Quart WeMo Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker is designed to help you manage the cooking process even when you’re not at home. As we’re all aware, slow cooking takes hours even multiple days to get right.
With the inclusion of WeMo Wi-Fi, your cooking process just got a whole lot easier.
The glass lid sits on top of the cooker rather than inside the rim. This is a noticeable departure from contemporary slow cooker design but does make it a little easier to remove it from the insert. Like the insert, it too is machine washable.
It only has four buttons-power, low, medium, and high. The Wi-Fi symbol lights up when it is connected to the WeMo app and ready to begin cooking.
With a 6-quart capacity, this crock pot can cook greater quantities of food for larger families or parties. Other than that, there’s nothing revolutionary about its cooking abilities that makes it much better than the next 6-quart slow cooker.
Many people have remarked that this cooker is perfect for the busy family or household that can’t always be near their slow cooker. The WeMo app gives you complete control over the cooking process. The only things you need to be present for or putting in and taking out the food.
WeMo is part of a larger network that points to the future of smart home technology. The crock pot itself comes equipped with WeMo technology, so you don’t need to buy a WeMo bridge in order for the crock pot to work.
All you need to do is connect the WeMo app with your crock pot via Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G and you’re in business. You can control temperature, time, and power all from your smartphone or tablet. You can also purchase other WeMo devices to control things like lights, locks, and other appliances.
The inclusion of hands-free technology is a game changer. We can’t always be next to the cooker when the timer goes off, but with WeMo, you don’t have to.
If you don’t feel like using the app, your options with the cooker’s onboard buttons are limited. You still get the high, low, and warm features, but you’re unable to set a customer temperature or control the time allotted.
If for whatever reason the app or your internet crash, you’ll be left with the simple controls. It seems like a majority of the intuitive controls are reserved for the app. It’s not that you can’t use the cooker off the internet, but it does seem like you can simply do more with the app.
The downside for iOS users is that you have to do some tedious work with the Apple Home app in order to be able to use the cooker while you’re away from home. Furthermore, the android app has a tendency to be buggy.
In our honest opinion, the WeMo enable cooker is well worth the price. Even with the inclusion of WeMo technology, it totals out below $100 and is pretty even with other 6-quart cookers. If you’re looking to make your cooking experience a little more efficient, consider this cooker for your next purchase.