Kenmore KKSC7QSS - 7-Quart Slow Cooker Manual

Kenmore KKSC7QSS - 7-Quart Slow Cooker Manual


Kenmore KKSC7QSS - 7-Quart Slow Cooker Manual


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  1. READ all instructions. KEEP these intructions for future use.
  2. DO NOT touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
  3. To protect against fire, electric shock nd injury to persons, DO NOT immerse cord, plug, or the main Slow Cooker unit in water or other liquids.
  4. When using this appliance, provide adequate air space above and all sides for air circulation. On surfaces where heat may cause a problem, an insulated heat pad is recommended.

  5. When removing the glass lid, always lift and tilt the lid away from you carefully to avoid scalding and allow water to drip back into the unit.
  6. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
  7. UNPLUG from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts.
  8. DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
  9. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may result in fire, electric shock or injury to persons.
  10. DO NOT use outdoors.
  11. Never place the removable ceramic pot directly on a heater surface as this may cause the ceramic pot to crack.
  12. To disconnect the appliance, turn appliance OFF (Push Stop Button) first and then remove the plug from the electrical outlet. Always hold the plug and never pull the power cord.
  13. NEVER let the cord hang over the edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  14. DO NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  15. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
  16. The Glass Lid and removable Ceramic Pot are fragile. Handle them with care.
  17. DO NOT use this appliance for anything other than its intended use.
  18. DO NOT store any materials in this Slow Cooker when not in use.
  19. To protect against electrical shock, this appliance is equipped with a cord having a 3-prong grounding-type plug for insertion into a proper grounding-type receptacle. DO NOT alter the plug for use in a 2-prong receptacle. If the plug will not fit into a receptacle, have the proper receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
  20. Avoid sudden temperature changes, such as adding cold or frozen ingredients into a heated pot.
  21. Never cook directly in metal housing. Always use the removable ceramic pot.
  22. Never turn the appliance ON (Push Cook Mode Button) when the Ceramic Pot is empty, as this could cause a malfunction.
  23. This appliance is for household use only.
  24. A short power supply cord (or detachable power supply cord) is provided to reduce risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord This Unit is equipped with a proper cord.
  25. Any servicing other than described in this Use & Care Guide should be performed by a qualified service dealer.



Overview of the unit


Before using your Kenmore 7-Quart Slow Cooker, remove any labels, stickers or tags that may be attached to the appliance. Clean the appliance thoroughly.

  1. Wash the glass lid and the ceramic pot in hot, soapy water.
  2. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  3. DO NOT immerse metal housing in water.
  4. Place Slow Cooker on a dry, flat, level surface such as a countertop or table.

When turned on for the first time, your new Slow Cooker may emit an odor for up to 10 minutes. This is due to the initial heating of the materials used in making the Slow Cooker. The odor is safe and should not recur after initial heating.


  1. Prepare your recipe according to directions.
  2. Place prepared food into the removable ceramic pot and cover with the glass lid.
  3. Plug the power cord into a standard 120-V, 60Hz AC-only 3-prong electrical outlet.
  4. The Unit will beep and the Display Window will light with flashing green lines up to show that Unit is connected to a power source.
  5. Press in on the Cook Mode Button. The first time you press the Cook Mode Button, the Slow Cooker will be on Low heat. A light will illuminate above the word Low. Press again and the Cooker moves to Med heat. Keep pressing for High and Warm. About 2 seconds after a setting is chosen, the Unit beeps again and begins to heat up.
  6. When a heat level is chosen, the Slow Cooker turns on to the default time of 6 hours. To change the time for cooking, press the Cook Time Button. Each time the button is pressed, the timer adjusts by 30 minutes. The timer goes up to 10 hours and then back to 30 minutes. To select the time you want, keep pressing the Cook Time Button until the correct time shows in the Display Window.

The Warm setting is for use in keeping foods warmed only, and is not intended for cooking.


  1. Little or no stirring is required when using the Low or Warm settings. In the High or Medium setting, stirring can ensure even flavor distribution.
  2. Always cook with the glass lid in place and the ceramic pot in position. The glass lid of the Slow Cooker does not form a tight fit on the ceramic pot and should be centered on the ceramic pot for best results. Remember that frequent lifting of the glass lid will delay the cooking time.
  3. The Slow Cooker should be at least half-filled for best results.
  4. If cooking soups or stews, leave a 2-inch space between the top of the ceramic pot and the food so that the food may be allowed to simmer.
  5. When cooking a meat and vegetable combination, place the meat in the bottom of the ceramic pot.
  6. Cooking times may differ by the amount of ingredients, room temperature and many other factors.
  7. Certain dishes may not cook if the room temperature is below 41°F or 5°C.
  8. DO NOT use frozen meat or poultry in a Slow Cooker. Thaw any meat or poultry before slow cooking.
  9. Follow recommended cooking times.
  10. When cooking is finished, you can serve the meal in the ceramic pot.
  11. The sides of the metal housing of the Slow Cooker get very warm. The glass lid and the ceramic pot are hot. Use oven mitts or pot holders to remove the ceramic pot.
  12. Always use protective padding under ceramic pot before setting on table or countertop.
  13. When removing the glass lid, tilt so that the opening faces away from you to avoid being burned by the steam. Use a cloth or pot holder to hold the lid. Exercise caution to avoid burns.
  14. Unplug the Slow Cooker when the cooking process is complete. Allow ceramic pot and glass lid to cool completely before cleaning. The ceramic pot cannot withstand the shock of sudden temperature changes.
  15. Many recipes call for cooking all day. You can also prepare the recipe the night before by placing all ingredients in the ceramic pot, covering and refrigerating overnight. In the morning, simply place the ceramic pot in the Slow Cooker and select the time and temperature setting.
  16. DO NOT use the ceramic pot for storage of foods.
  17. DO NOT reheat foods in the Slow Cooker. Do not set heated unit with food on a finished wood table. Use hot pads.

Be careful when adding additional liquids to ceramic pot. NEVER add cold liquids as this might cause the ceramic pot to crack. Always warm the liquids before adding.


Always allow sufficient time for the food to cook. It is almost impossible to overcook food in a Slow Cooker, particularly when using the Low or Warm settings.

Your favorite traditional recipes can be easily adapted to slow cooking by cutting in half the amount of liquid and increasing the cooking time considerably. See the guide below for suggested cooking times and settings when adjusting your favorite recipes.

Traditional Recipe Time Slow Cooker Recipe Time
15-30 minutes 4-6 hours on LOW
60 minutes 6-8 hours on LOW
1-3 hours 8-12 hours on LOW

These times are approximate. Times can vary depending on ingredients and quantities in recipes.

All food should be cooked with the glass lid in place. Each time the lid is lifted, both the heat and moisture in the food are lost. If you lift the lid, extend cooking times by approximately 30 minutes.

When food is cooking in your Slow Cooker, very little moisture boils away.
To compensate, cut the liquid content of traditional recipes in half. If after cooking the liquid content is excessive, remove the lid and operate the Slow Cooker on the high setting for 30-45 minutes or until the liquid reduces by the desired amount.

Heat Setting Low High
3-4 lb. Chicken 5-6 Hours 3-4 Hours
3-4 lb. Pot Roast 5-6 Hours 4-5 Hours
3 Qt. Beef Stew 6- 7 Hours 4-5 Hours
3 Qt. Chili 6- 7 Hours 4-5 Hours
3 Qt. Vegetable Soup 7- 8 Hours 3-4 Hours

The cooking times given above should be used ONLY as a guide. It is recommended that a food thermometer be used to check the temperature to ensure the food is completely cooked.

Meat and poultry require at least 6 to 8 hours on Low. Do not use frozen meat in the Slow Cooker. Thaw any meat or poultry before slow cooking. Trim all visible fat from meat or poultry.

For chili or soup, cook dried beans 1-2 hours on High setting, then add remaining ingredients and cook on Low for the remaining time.

When cooking curries and casseroles, richer, more intensive flavors will develop when the first stage is prepared by traditional methods, i.e. brown the onions, meat and spices first in a non-stick pan.


Avoid extreme temperature changes in the ceramic pot or glass lid. For example, do not place into or under cold water while still hot.

  • Do Not use the ceramic pot if chipped or cracked.
  • Do Not operate the Slow Cooker without the ceramic pot in place. Do Not place the hot ceramic pot onto a wet surface.
  • Do Not place the glass lid in the oven or microwave.

Make sure the OFF button is pushed and that the unit is unplugged from the power source before cleaning.

  • Always allow the Unit to cool before cleaning.
  • Remove the ceramic pot and glass lid and wash in hot, soapy water using a mild dishwashing detergent.
  • Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Never use abrasive cleansers or metal scouring pads to clean the ceramic pot or glass lid.
  • To soften stubborn, cooked on foods, fill the ceramic pot with warm, soapy water and allow to soak. Remove by lightly scrubbing with a nylon kitchen brush.
  • The ceramic pot and glass lid can be washed in the dishwasher. However, care should be taken not to chip or crack the ceramic pot or glass lid.
  • NEVER immerse the metal housing, cord or plug in water or any other liquid. Clean the metal housing only with a damp cloth. DO NOT immerse in water.
  • When storing your Slow Cooker, loosely coil the power cord, don't wrap the cord around the unit.

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