Slow Cooker Monday: Create-A-Crock Crock-Pot Review

This isn’t a regular Slow Cooker Monday post. Instead of posting a slow cooker recipe, I’m excited to tell you about the newest Crock-Pot slow cooker. Crock-Pot revealed their latest design a few months ago and it’s nothing like any kitchen tool I’ve ever seen. It’s more like scrapbook meets kitchen appliance.

What does that mean? Check it out:

Front of the Create-A-Crock

It’s a customizable Crock-Pot! The “Create-A-Crock” lets you choose from a variety of colors and designs for the background. Then you upload 4 of your favorite photos and they’re printed right onto the Crock-Pot! I’ve never seen a personalized kitchen appliance like this before – have you?

Back of the Create-A-Crock

I worked with Crock-Pot in the fall for their Crock-Star Confessions campaign. Last month they contacted me to tell me about the new Create-A-Crock and see if I wanted to try it out. I already have 2 fairly large slow cookers, 3.5 and 6 quarts, and I didn’t really need another one at 5.5 quarts. But I couldn’t give up on this great opportunity for the ultimate present.

If you know what I look like (there’s a photo of me at the top of the right column over there –>) then you’ll realize I’m not actually pictured on this slow cooker. That’s my dear friend Annie and her family.

Close-up of the photos on the front (that is the world’s best dog, Cosmo, by the way)

I wanted to surprise her so I downloaded photos off of her Facebook page instead of asking her to send me some. I was worried they wouldn’t be high quality enough and would print out fuzzy, but they look great! The website wouldn’t let me upload certain photos, citing poor quality, so you can trust that it will only let you use ones that are good enough.

Annie and her “little” brothers from a Mother’s Day photoshoot I did for them last year

I couldn’t be happier with the way the Crock-Pot came out. It does take 3-4 weeks to be made after you order it, so keep that in mind. It ended up arriving after Christmas, so it became a belated gift, but one worth the wait.

Annie and I met half-way between our cities to do a little outlet shopping and I finally was able to give it to her. (On the ground, in the middle of a parking lot – I tell you this only to explain the next photo.)

Annie’s reaction says it all:


She says: “This is an awesome present for anyone because it’s so personalized. Pink and pictures?! Could not ask for a better present.”

Since it was a present, I didn’t try using it, but I have a Crock-Pot 6 quart slow cooker and it works great. If Annie has any feedback after she uses the Create-A-Crock, I will update this post to reflect her observations.

If you’re interested in getting a Create-A-Crock for yourself (or for an awesome gift), check out the Crock-Pot website. I think it would make a great present for a wedding, bridal shower, birthday, or really any occasion. It would also be handy if you use slow cookers while you’re entertaining or if you bring them to potluck parties. You can make one to match your decor and no one will ever mistakenly take yours home with them!


I received the Create-A-Crock slow cooker from Crock-Pot to review. The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

11 Comments on Slow Cooker Monday: Create-A-Crock Crock-Pot Review

  1. hannah
    January 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm (4 years ago)

    omg, that is such a great gift!!

    • Stephanie
      January 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm (4 years ago)

      @hannah – isn’t it awesome?! She loves it.

  2. Julia
    January 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm (4 years ago)

    This is SO rad!!!!! Thanks for sharing! I’m making note of it for Christmas next year.

    • Stephanie
      January 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)

      @Julia – this would be great for Christmas-time!

    • Stephanie
      January 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm (4 years ago)

      @Living The Sweet Life – this would be a great addition to your kitchen! Which color will you get?

  3. Teresa
    September 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm (3 years ago)

    how can i order a create-a-crock?

  4. Kim
    October 14, 2012 at 8:39 am (3 years ago)

    But the website now says “coming soon”–it wasn’t that way earlier this year when I checked it out. Anybody know anything about this. Wanted to use it for Christmas gifts….

  5. Sarah
    December 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I just ordered one online for my mom for Christmas. The website says it takes about 48 hours to produce (through CafePress it appears). I am totally excited.
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  6. Paul
    February 4, 2013 at 10:32 am (3 years ago)

    Very Creative and fun!!!


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