By Barbara from Montgomery, AL
I have that crock pot and I love it. It took me a long time to find it and it was worth the weight. It's not pretty, but it works wonderful! Now the bad news. I heard it was discontinued. Here is the model number. I hope you can find one. Crockpot SCVI600B-SS 6-Quart Premium VersaWare Slow Cooker
I think there is one called the Versaware Pro.
I have a Westbend that is a slow cooker but is not crock..it's made of metal and is wonderful. They come in a variety of sizes and I have bought a lot for gifts. Mine is about 15 years old and I love it. The metal pan sits in on a flat grill that can be used separately. You can brown on it, or in the pan. It's easy to clean since it has a non-stick surface. It's also wider than it is tall so it's easier to check what's on the bottom. And it's lightweight!
I would not try browning meat with a removable lid unless the directions specifically tell you to do so.
Hamilton Beach Stovetop-Safe Slow Cooker
I don't know whether or not there are any other Hamilton Beach models that can do the same thing.
It costs about $80.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hamilton- ... h-Stovetop-Safe-Slow-Cooker/11317136
I have also seen crockpot inserts at the grocery store. They are like little clear trash bags for your crockpot. Helps making the crock easier to clean, also makes the contents of the crock easy to remove. Not sure if this would do the same thing as your removable crock for browning.
I have a Crock Watcher made by Hamilton Beach, and it has a removable crock. I personally like the removable liner since it's easier to wash, and if you have leftovers you can lift if out and put it in your refrigerator.
If you like to shop at Thrift Stores such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill you could probably find a cheap one for sale.
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