Question about Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart

3 Answers

Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker can't get to to go to warm

I have tried to get this cooker to go to warm. It goes through 4 - 6 - 8 and 10 hours and then turns off. Once the food is fully cooked how do you get it to go to just "warm" ? It is on there but I can't get the light to go on. Thank you.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • tbarnes Dec 05, 2007

    bought at yard sale works great but how do you make it go to warm without it having to cook before? i have try to find the answer online but no luck

  • JenaB Dec 07, 2007

    I have the same problem, I just got mine from my mom and recently noticed the problem, it just cycles through the different hour settings but does not go to warm.  I don't have a problem with it going to warm when the cooking is done and the temperature is fine, I just can't get it to warm.  

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    is the temperture the same for 4 hours on high as it is for 6 hours on high

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    is the temperature the same for 4 hours on high as it is for 6 hours on high

×

Ad

3 Answers

While holding down the "cook time" button, press the "off" button, release the "cook time" button, the control will go to the "warm" setting.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

Ad

My RIVAL 38501 (5 quart) can be cycled manually to WARM by successively pressing the POWER button (4-6-8-10-WARM). It will then stay there until turned off. That's about the only way I can use it because it gets way too hot on all other settings.

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 944 Answers

Here is the manual for this cooker; http://www.crockpot.com/manuals/38601-C_English.pdf page E4 and E5 tells you details of programming/timer/temperature. Check through everything and see if you can figure anything out. after cooking, the unit should automatically switch to warm mode, if it isn't doing this then unfortunately i think it needs a replacement control board - probably not worth doing. If you want to give it a try then post again and we can try and source you the bits Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 16, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you work the pc crock pot


How to operate: Plug in. Set timer to amount of hours to cook. Press the SELECT button to scroll thru 4 settings - "warm", "1" (Low), "2" (Medium)", "3" (High). Once the desired cooking temp selected, press the "round circle" power button to begin cooking. The time display will now start to count down to "0:00" When the cooking time has been reached, the slow cooker will automatically go into "warm" mode for a maximum of 6 hours, then automatically turn off. Quoted from manuals on line


http://www.manualsonline.com/support/other/slow-cooker/manual-2538852

Sep 07, 2017 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

1 Answer

Paula deen pressure cooker. Can I use it for slow cooking? What is temp of keep warm? Could put lid on loose. Also, timing notches are mixed into keep warm button. I overcooked my first batch


A pressure cooker is NOT anything close to a slow cooker. The cooking philosophy are practically totally opposites. A pressure cooker basically cooks your food in a fraction of time because it is under pressure. A slow cooker takes hours.

The whole idea of using a pressure cooker is that it is sealed and applies pressure to cook the food faster. The lid needs to be sealed for the pressure cooker to operate properly. It is frequently referred to as "infusion" cooking now days.

You need to read the instruction book that came with the pressure cooker. Pressure cookers usually cook for less than an hour--my homemade pressure cooker spaghetti sauce is cooked in less than 30 minutes. They are nice and were very popular long before anyone thought of microwaves and slow cookers. However, there are some precautions to be taken. There must be water or liquid in a pressure cooker. The rubber seal needs to be cleaned frequently and, when the rubber seal warps/stretches and no longer seals, it needs to be replaced. There are also certain foods that CANNOT be cooked in a pressure cooker like rice, dry beans, etc. The pressure control valve operates to regulate the amount of pressure and releases extra pressure otherwise the unit would blow up (very dangerous!). Most pressure cookers (required on all new ones) have a small rubber emergency stopper that will "blow off" in case the pressure is too high. I've seen this happen and my mother cleaning potatoes & meat from the ceiling!

Mar 03, 2017 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

1 Answer

I have inherited a west bend slow cooker model 84624 and dont have a manuel for it. I am concerned with the 300 watt is this normal? Or is that very low? I dont know how long to cook in this or amounts...


  • 1 Use setting 1 (warm #1) only to warm rolls and muffins. At 140 degrees Fahrenheit, this setting should not be used for cooking.
  • 2 Use setting 2 (warm #2) to keep cooked foods warm until they're ready to be served.
  • 3 Use settings 3, 4 and 5 (low, medium high) for cooking. The setting you choose determines the length of time the food will cook. A typical meal with meat and vegetables needs 7 to 10 hours to cook at the low or #3 setting, 4 to 6 hours at the medium or #4 setting, and 2 to 3 hours at the high or #5 setting.

  • All West Bend slow cooker models eventually simmer at the boiling point, or 212 degrees. The setting simply determines how quickly the cooker will reach that temperature.


    300 watt is not a huge consumption of electricity, depending of course on, how often, how long and how high temperature.

    Regards

    Sep 28, 2011 | West Bend 84624

    1 Answer

    Just been given crock pot with 3 settings can you explain them no manual came with pot


    It sure would help us to help you if you could get the model number off of the bottom of the unit. I can probably locate a user's manual with that information. Try this site to locate the manual: (my best guess without a model number)
    http://safemanuals.com/314159.php?k=84c8d7db0922eceeab89e8e236b92e45&ID=2854106&q=CROCK%20POT%20SMART%20POT
    (209k)
    Find the little blue print that says enter security code and then you can dounload the manual.
    The settings should be OFF High 4 High 6, Low 8 Low 10 and warm.

    1. Place food in stoneware according to recipe.


    2. Plug in Smart-Pot™ slow cooker. The Power light will begin to flash

    indicating that the unit is plugged in, but not turned on.

    HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR SMART-POT™ (CONT.)

    3. Push the Cook Time button to scroll through the timed cooking

    options. Push once and the 4 hour light will illuminate, twice and the

    6 hour light will come on, etc. Select the time based on the length of

    time indicated in the recipe. Two time options are usually given. The 4

    and 6 hour settings are the HIGH temperature setting and may be

    used when you want your food done quicker. The 8 and 10 hour

    settings correspond to the LOW temperature setting and is used for all

    day cooking. In addition your Smart-Pot™ can be set to the Warm

    Setting by scrolling through the timed cooking options until the warm

    light illuminates.


    NOTE: The Warm setting is for keeping already hot food warm. Do not use

    the warm setting to cook or reheat food.


    4. When the cooking time is completed, the Smart-Pot™ slow cooker will

    automatically shift to the Warm setting and the Warm light will come

    on. NOTE: We do not recommend using the Warm setting for more

    than 4 hours.


    5. To turn the Smart-Pot™ off push the OFF button. Unplug unit from the

    wall outlet.


    6. For other recipes that give a range of times, select the time closest

    to the setting on your Smart-Pot™. For instance a recipe calling for

    cooking time of 7 to 9 hours on LOW, set your Smart-Pot™ to 8 hours.

    NOTE: If power goes off then power light will blink and settings must be

    reset. If cook time is changed before the cycle is complete the time will
    reset to the new setting.

    Thanks for choosing FixYa,
    Kelly

    Mar 04, 2011 | Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart

    1 Answer

    I need the user instructions for use


    Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
    I see I am nearly a month late in replying to your post. I just answered another post and when I finished I saw your question.
    This is driectly from the user's manual that you can find here with some difficulty:
    http://safemanuals.com/314159.php?k=84c8d7db0922eceeab89e8e236b92e45&ID=2854106&q=CROCK%20POT%20SMART%20POT
    (Avoid answering questions by looking for the blue text that says "security code" and clicking that) Then enter the 4 digit code to download the manual that is 209k)

    1. Place food in stoneware according to recipe.

    2. Plug in Smart-Pot slow cooker. The Power light will begin to flash indicating that the unit is plugged in, but not turned on.

    3. Push the Cook Time button to scroll through the timed cooking options. Push once and the 4 hour light will illuminate, twice and the 6 hour light will come on, etc. Select the time based on the length of time indicated in the recipe. Two time options are usually given. The 4 and 6 hour settings are the HIGH temperature setting and may be used when you want your food done quicker. The 8 and 10 hour settings correspond to the LOW temperature setting and is used for all day cooking. In addition your Smart-Pot can be set to the Warm Setting by scrolling through the timed cooking options until the warm

    light illuminates.

    NOTE: The Warm setting is for keeping already hot food warm. Do not use the warm setting to cook or reheat food.

    4. When the cooking time is completed, the Smart-Pot slow cooker will automatically shift to the Warm setting and the Warm light will come on. NOTE: We do not recommend using the Warm setting for more than 4 hours.

    5. To turn the Smart-Pot off push the OFF button. Unplug unit from the wall outlet.

    6. For other recipes that give a range of times, select the time closest to the setting on your Smart-Pot. For instance a recipe calling for cooking time of 7 to 9 hours on LOW, set your Smart-Pot to 8 hours.

    NOTE: If power goes off then power light will blink and settings must be reset. If cook time is changed before the cycle is complete the time will reset to the new setting.

    That is pretty much the entire user instructions. Everything else is warnings, cautions, and oh yes; don't submerge it in water yadda yadda....


    Thanks for choosing FixYa,

    Kelly

    Feb 05, 2011 | Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart

    1 Answer

    Which will provide the lowest heat? low 10 hours or warm setting. Thanks


    The WARM setting is the lowest heat. Here's a quote from the user manual:

    "WARM is ONLY for keeping already cooked food at the perfect serving temperature. DO NOT cook on the WARM setting."

    This is because at the WARM setting, the temperature doesn't get hot enough to kill food-borne bacteria.

    Jan 18, 2011 | Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart

    1 Answer

    How do I start the cooker on low?


    The manual says "When your corningware slow cooker is initially plugged into a wall outlet, the display will show"0". This display indicates the programmed number of hours for which a meal will cook.

    The slow cooker can be programmed in one hour increments from 1 to 10 on your digital display. The number of hours may be selected by pushing the COOK TIME button until the desired cooking time appears.

    If 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 hours are selected, then the slow cooker will operate on HIGH setting. If 7,8,9 or 10 hours are selected, then the slow cooker will operate on the low setting.

    To start the cooking cycle press the ON/OFF button. To interrupt the cooking cycle at anytime, press the ON/OFF button. If the ON/OFF button is pressed when the digital display shows "0", then the slow cooker will automatically start on the WARM setting.

    When the full cooking cycle is complete, your corningware slow cooker will automatically switch to the warm setting, to keep food at a warm serving temperature."

    If, after you plug the slow cooker into the outlet, the COOK TIME button does not work, unplug the cooker, hold both ON/OFF and COOK TIME buttons down, plug into wall socket and wait till the display flashes. Release both buttons and the slow cooker buttons should both work.

    Dec 18, 2009 | CorningWare SC60 Slow Cooker

    1 Answer

    I had the exact same thing happen!


    First some common sense, there is no such thing as partially defrosted - it's either frozen or it isn't as far as cooking safety. A slow cooker, even on high, only takes food to simmering temperature and holds it there, and it does it very slowly. Put something frozen inside and cover with glass, the glass gets very cold and then turn it on high and go away for several hours....unless the glass is Corning Ware and rated for freezer to oven, expect it to break one out of ten times. Also, putting frozen food in a slow cooker and thawing while slow cooking gives you a good chance at growing some unhealthy bacteria in the cooker as the meat warms. Meat should always be thawed fully before placing in one of these units, as the directions specify.

    Sep 22, 2009 | West Bend 84356 6-Quart Slow Cooker

    2 Answers

    Need directions for presidents choice slow cooker


    Heat intensity is warm, 1, 2, 3 (highest)
    How to operate: Plug in. Set timer to amount of hours to cook. Press the SELECT button to scroll thru 4 settings - "warm", "1" (Low), "2" (Medium)", "3" (High). Once the desired cooking temp selected, press the "round circle" power button to begin cooking. The time display will now start to count down to "0:00" When the cooking time has been reached, the slow cooker will automatically go into "warm" mode for a maximum of 6 hours, then automatically turn off. NOTE: Not recommended using the WARM setting for more than 4 hours at a time. NOTE2: To stop the cooking process at any time, press the "round circle" power button. The unit will default to "0:00" time but the indicator light in the "3" high position will remain on.

    Apr 11, 2009 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

    4 Answers

    Need instructions for Hinari Lifestyle ONE POT HEALTH COOKER Mod no SC170/GN


    Mine looks like a frying pan with a warming or steam plate on the inside bottom, with a glass lid.
    Comes with a handle. No electrical outlet. Can anybody tell me what it is?
    On the outside bottom it says 10", Limited Edition, Health Cooker.

    Oct 06, 2008 | Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Rival 38601 Smart Pot 6-Quart Logo

    895 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Rival Crock Pots & Slow Cookers Experts

    Jerry Greenberg
    Jerry Greenberg

    Level 3 Expert

    1689 Answers

    Irene Tulloch

    Level 2 Expert

    484 Answers

    ellenskitche

    Level 2 Expert

    62 Answers

    Are you a Rival Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...