Cuisinart PSC-350 Slow Cooker User Manual

Countertop
Cooking
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
Programmable Slow Cooker
PSC-350
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the
instruction book carefully before using.
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
9. Do not use the slow cooker for
anything other than its intended
use.
10. To avoid the possibility of the
slow cooker being accidentally
pulled off work area, which
could result in damage to the
slow cooker or personal injury,
do not let cord hang over edge
of table or counter.
11. To avoid damage to cord and
possible fire or electrocution
hazard, do not let cord contact
hot surfaces, including a stove.
12. Extreme caution must be used
when moving a slow cooker
containing hot oil or other hot
liquids.
13. Do not place on or near a hot
gas or electric burner, or in a
heated oven.
14. Do not operate slow cooker in
water or under running water.
15. Avoid sudden temperature
changes, such as adding
refrigerated foods to a heated
pot.
16. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
COOK ONLY IN THE CERAMIC
POT PROVIDED OR IN
CERAMIC CONTAINERS
PLACED ON THE COOKING
RACK IN THE PROVIDED
CERAMIC POT. DO NOT USE
METAL CONTAINERS.
17. CAUTION: A heated ceramic
pot may damage countertops or
tables. When removing the hot
ceramic pot from the slow
cooker, DO NOT place it directly
on any unprotected surface.
Always set the hot pot on a
trivet or a rack.
18. To disconnect, press the On/Off
button, and then remove the
plug from the wall outlet.
When using an electrical appliance,
basic safety precautions should
always be followed:
1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces; use
handles or knobs.
3. To protect against risk of
electrical shock, do not immerse
the slow cooker housing in
water or any other liquid. If
housing falls into liquid, unplug
the cord from outlet
immediately. DO NOT reach
into the liquid.
4. To avoid possible accidental
injury, close supervision is
necessary when any appliance
is used by or near children.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in
use and before cleaning. Allow
to cool before putting on or
taking off parts.
6. Do not operate any appliance
with a damaged cord or plug or
after the appliance has
malfunctioned or has been
dropped or damaged in any way
or is not operating properly.
Return the appliance to the
nearest Customer Service (see
Warranty for details) for
examination, repair or
mechanical or electrical
adjustment.
7. The use of attachments not
recommended by Cuisinart may
cause fire, electrical shock, or
risk of injury.
8. Do not use outdoors or
anywhere the cord or unit
housing might come into
contact with water while in use.
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SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR
HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
CONTENTS
SPECIAL CORD SET
INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . 7
Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . 2
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . .
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Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . 4
Operation
Cooking WITH the Timer . . . . . 5
Cooking Guidelines . . . . . . . . . 6
Cooking without Timer . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . 10
A short power supply cord is
provided to reduce the risks of
becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord. Longer
extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised.
If a long extension cord is used,
the marked electrical rating of the
extension cord should be at least
as great as the electrical rating of
the appliance. The longer cord
should be arranged so that it will
not drape over the countertop or
tabletop where it can be pulled
on by children or tripped over
unintentionally.
NOTICE
This appliance has a polarized plug
(one prong is wider than the other).
As a safety feature, this plug will fit
into a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully in
the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to
defeat this safety feature.
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FEATURES AND
Benefits
Assembly
Instructions
1. Glass Lid
See-through glass lid keeps
ingredients moist.
To use your Cuisinart® Slow Cooker:
1. Carefully unpack the Slow
Cooker.
2. Wash the ceramic pot and glass
lid in warm, soapy water. Rinse
well and dry thoroughly.
2. Ceramic Pot
3½-quart oval ceramic pot.
Stick resistant and dishwasher
safe for easy cleaning.
3. Wipe all interior and exterior
surfaces of the Slow Cooker
base with a soft, damp cloth.
3. Stainless Steel Housing
4. Side Handles
Cool-touch handles.
4. Place ceramic pot in the base of
the unit.
5. Low, High, Simmer and
Warm Buttons
Press to set your desired
cooking mode.
5. Place the lid on top of the
ceramic pot.
6. Plug in power cord. Your slow
cooker is now ready for use.
6. Timer Control Buttons
Press to set your cook time,
up to 24 hours.
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7. LCD Display with Setting
Indicators
Blue LCD display shows the
remaining cook time, as well as
the current cooking setting.
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8. On/Off Button
Press to turn the unit on
and off.
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9. BPA-Free (not shown)
All parts that come in contact
with food are BPA-Free.
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OPERATION
8. Set the desired cooking mode
by pressing the High, Low or
Simmer button. Refer to the
chart of cooking table
guidelines on page 6 for
more information.
Your Cuisinart® Slow Cooker cooks
food automatically once you set the
time and the desired cooking
mode. When time expires, the unit
automatically switches to the Warm
setting.
• Once you select your cooking
mode the LCD will stop
flashing and unit will begin
cooking.
Cooking WITH the Timer:
1. Place the unit on a clean, dry
counter.
• To switch cooking modes
simply press another mode
button.
2. Remove glass lid.
3. Fill ceramic pot with ingredients.
9. Once cooking time has expired,
the unit will automatically
switch to the Warm setting. The
indicator next to Warm will light
and remain on Warm for 8
hours. When the Warm time
expires, the unit will beep for
5 seconds and turn off
automatically.
4. Replace lid.
5. Plug in unit. There will be no
power to the slow cooker until it
is turned on.
6. To turn unit on, press On/Off
button. The On/Off red indicator
light and colon (:) on the LCD
display will flash.
10. To turn the unit off manually,
press the On/Off button.
7. Set the desired cooking time by
pushing the + or - button. The
timer ranges from 00:00 to 24:00
hours.
11. When cooking is complete lift
ceramic pot carefully,
using potholders.
• Press the + button to increase
time in 30-minute increments or
press the - button to decrease
time in 30-minute increments.
NOTE: The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) recommends
that when cooking anything
containing meat in a slow cooker,
the meat should reach 140°F within
2 hours. This ensures that the meat
will reach food-safe temperatures in
the proper amount of time.
• Press and hold + or - to scroll
automatically in 30-minute steps.
• Press + and - simultaneously to
reset to 00:00.
• After setting time, timer display
and On/Off indicator will still
flash.
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Cooking GuidElines
Three cooking modes, Simmer, Low and  High, give you the opportunity to
prepare a wider variety of dishes. You will usually want to use the Simmer
or Low setting for recipes that cook longer. If you’re starting a dish later in
the day, select the High setting to ensure that your food is cooked, warm,
and ready when you’d like to eat.
Setting
Guidelines
Recipes
Temp.
Timer
High
This is the setting to use
when you don’t have time
for a long, slow cook. It’s
also the setting to select
when “baking” in your
slow cooker.
Potatoes,
casseroles,
puddings,
rolls
212˚F
(100˚C)
Programmable
up to 24 hours,
then 8 hours
(Warm)
Low
Low is the standard slow
cooker temperature, and
is ideal for foods that you
start in the morning
before work, and enjoy at
the end of your day.
Braises,
roasts,
stews, ribs,
casseroles,
shanks,
chops, less
tender cuts
of meat,
soups
200˚F
(93˚C)
Programmable
up to 24 hours,
then 8 hours
(Warm)
Soups,
stews,
stocks
185˚F
(85˚C)
Programmable
up to 24 hours,
then 8 hours
(Warm)
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165˚F
(74˚C)
Programmable
up to 24 hours
or defaults to
8 hours
Simmer
Warm
The longer the cooking
time, the more flavors
blend together and
intensify.
Do not use this setting to
cook food or as a
cooking function. This
setting is intended only
for use with preheated
foods.
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Cooking WITHOUT the Timer
If no timer is set in conjunction with
any cooking setting, the selected
cooking setting of High, Low or
Simmer will default to 24-hour
cooking time.
1. Place the unit on a clean,
dry counter.
9. Once the 24-hour default
cooking time has expired, the
unit will beep for 5 seconds
then turn off automatically.
10. To turn the unit off manually,
press the On/Off button.
11. When cooking is complete lift
ceramic pot carefully, using
potholders.
2. Remove glass lid.
3. Fill ceramic pot with
ingredients.
Cleaning and
Maintenance
4. Replace lid.
Unplug your Cuisinart® Slow Cooker
and allow it to cool before cleaning.
Never immerse the unit in water or
other liquid. To clean the housing
and control panel, simply wipe with
a clean damp cloth and dry before
storing.
5. Plug in unit. There will be no
power to the slow cooker until
it is turned on.
6. To turn unit on, press On/Off
button. The On/Off indicator
red light and colon (:) on the
LCD display will flash.
Wash ceramic pot and lid with warm
soapy water and rinse thoroughly, or
clean in the upper rack of the
dishwasher. Dry all parts after use.
If food sticks to the surface, fill pot
with warm soapy water and allow to
soak before cleaning.
7. Set the desired cooking mode
by pressing the High, Low or
Simmer button. Refer to the
chart of cooking table
guidelines on page 6 for
more information.
Note: If scouring is necessary, use
a nonabrasive cleanser or liquid
detergent with a nylon pad or brush.
8. When the desired cooking
mode is selected, indicator
next to Low, High or Simmer
will light to denote the unit is
the selected cooking mode,
and the LCD will read On.
NOTE: The cooking mode can
be overridden by pressing any
other mode buttons.
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WARRANTY
To facilitate the speed and accuracy
of your return, please enclose $10.00
for shipping and handling of the
product.
Limited Three-Year
Warranty
Please pay by check or money order
(California residents need only supply
proof of purchase and should call
1-800-726-0190 for shipping
instructions).
This warranty is available to
consumers only. You are a consumer
if you own a Cuisinart® Slow Cooker
that was purchased at retail for
personal, family or household use.
Except as otherwise required under
applicable law, this warranty is not
available to retailers or other
commercial purchasers or owners.
NOTE: For added protection and
secure handling of any Cuisinart®
product that is being returned, we
recommend you use a traceable,
insured delivery service. Cuisinart
cannot be held responsible for
in-transit damage or for packages
that are not delivered to us. Lost and/
or damaged products are not
covered under warranty. Please be
sure to include your return address,
daytime phone number, description
of the product defect, product model
number (located on bottom of
product), original date of purchase,
and any other information pertinent
to the product’s return.
We warrant that your Cuisinart®
Slow Cooker will be free of defects in
materials and workmanship under
normal home use for 3 years from the
date of original purchase.
We recommend that you visit our
website, www.cuisinart.com for a
fast, efficient way to complete your
product registration. However,
product registration does not
eliminate the need for the consumer
to maintain the original proof of
purchase in order to obtain the
warranty benefits. In the event that
you do not have proof of purchase
date, the purchase date for purposes
of this warranty will be the date of
manufacture.
Your Cuisinart® Slow Cooker has
been manufactured to the strictest
specifications and has been
designed for use with the authorized
accessories and replacement parts.
This warranty expressly excludes any
defects or damages caused by
accessories, replacement parts, or
repair service other than those that
have been authorized by Cuisinart.
If your Cuisinart® Slow Cooker should
prove to be defective within the
warranty period, we will repair it, or if
we think necessary, replace it.
To obtain warranty service, simply call
our toll-free number 1-800-726-0190
for additional information from our
Customer Service Representatives, or
send the defective product to
Customer Service at:
This warranty does not cover any
damage caused by accident, misuse,
shipment or other ordinary household
use.
This warranty excludes all incidental
or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of these damages, so they
may not apply to you.
Cuisinart
7811 North Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307.
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Important: If the nonconforming
product is to be serviced by someone
other than Cuisinart’s Authorized
Service Center, please remind the
servicer to call our Consumer Service
Center at 1-800-726-0190 to ensure
that the problem is properly
diagnosed, the product is serviced
with the correct parts, and the product
is still under warranty.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY
California law provides that for
In-Warranty Service, California
residents have the option of returning
a nonconforming product (A) to the
store where it was purchased or (B)
to another retail store which sells
Cuisinart products of the same type.
The retail store shall then, at its
discretion, either repair the product,
refer the consumer to an
independent repair facility, replace
the product, or refund the purchase
price less the amount directly
attributable to the consumer’s prior
usage of the product. If the above
two options do not result in the
appropriate relief to the consumer,
the consumer may then take the
product to an independent repair
facility if service or repair can be
economically accomplished.
Cuisinart and not the consumer will
be responsible for the reasonable
cost of such service, repair,
replacement, or refund for
nonconforming products under
warranty.
California residents may also,
according to their preference, return
nonconforming products directly to
Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary,
replacement, by calling our
Consumer Service Center toll-free at
1-800-726-0190.
Cuisinart will be responsible for the
cost of the repair, replacement, and
shipping and handling for such
products under warranty.
BEFORE RETURNING YOUR
CUISINART® PRODUCT
If you are experiencing problems with
your Cuisinart® product, we suggest
that you call our Cuisinart® Service
Center at 1-800-726-0190 before
returning the product serviced. If
servicing is needed, a Representative
can confirm whether the product is
under warranty and direct you to the
nearest service location.
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