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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His Final Gadget For His February Theme! 

    For his final February theme “Gadgets that work with apps” Chad picked the BLACK+DECKER WiFi Enabled 6-Quart Slow Cooker, Silver, SCW3000S. He got his at Walmart where it was about $10 cheaper than on Amazon. Here's what Walmart says about it. Cook delicious meals at home, from the office, or on the go with the BLACK+DECKER" WiFi-Enabled 6-Quart Slow Cooker! The slow cooker connects to your home WiFi network and you can control it from (almost) anywhere with a free downloadable app, available for both Apple and Android devices (need WiFi of course). Never worry about overcooking your dinner if you're stuck at the office, have a change in plans, or are simply running behind. Not only does the app let you program your desired timing and switch between three heat settings while at home or away, but it also has options to look up new recipes and even share your creations on social media. The slow cooker is also fully functional offline, without the app. Just use the intuitive controls to choose time and temperature settings, and it works like a traditional slow cooker. 

    And Chad's take? Well, it's good that the slow cooker is fully functional offline, because Chad said the app is totally “uncooked”. There are very few choices and little you can do to customize cooking. He said setting are limited to 30 minutes minimum, kind of stupid when you're using an app that should be able to let you do what you want to the minute! However, it did cook the food properly as you'll see in the video. So a “yes” on the actual cooker, and a “dumb” on the app!


    Chad bought his at Walmart for $49.99.It's here on their website:



    It's almost $60 on Amazon, so Walmart's $10 cheaper, but I don't know if Walmart charges shipping.



    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1663  

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