It’s Time to Vote, America!

  It’s Time to Vote, America!

   Crock-Pot® Brand Asks Fans to Vote for The Nation’s First-Ever Ultimate
                             Crock-Pot Crock-Star

 Three Finalists Announced; Daily Voting November 12-25 Winner Receives Guest
                        Appearance on Cooking Channel

Business Wire

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- November 12, 2012

This November, the Crock-Pot® brand is leading the charge, encouraging all
Americans to exercise their right to vote! After receiving a bountiful harvest
of entries during last month’s submission phase of the brand’s first-ever
Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest, the Crock-Pot® brand has identified the
three finalists and is asking Americans to visit to vote for the
grand prize winner.

Passionate slow cooking enthusiasts in search of instant slow cooking fame
turned on their Crock-Pot® slow cookers, turned up their culinary creativity,
and submitted their most unique and delightfully unexpected original slow
cooker recipes for a chance to be named the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star, and
win a coveted guest appearance on Cooking Channel’s From The Kitchens Of
special show to air on January 20, 2013.

The three finalists of the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest were selected
based on originality, creativity, and overall appeal. All finalists
demonstrated savvy slow cooking abilities, successfully capturing the
appealing aspect of versatility that slow cooking affords today’s busy
lifestyles. The finalists are:

  *April McKinney, Murfreesboro, TN, Caribbean Chicken Stew
  *Stephanie Nuccitelli, Sacramento, CA, Mini Salted Caramel Mocha
  *Mark McDonald, Cincinnati, OH, Ancho Chili & Lime Pork

Consumers may vote once each day for their favorite finalist/recipe by
visiting from November 12^th through November 25^th. Only votes
received at during this time period will determine which of the
three finalists will win, so vote early and vote often!

“All of our finalists are uniquely qualified to be the first-ever Ultimate
Crock-Pot Crock-Star,” stated Matt Ragland, Vice President of Marketing for
the Crock-Pot® brand. “Through their original recipes, they have successfully
demonstrated the versatility our Crock-Pot® slow cookers provide today’s
consumers. They are all deserving, so we are letting America determine the

After voting on, consumers can take time to explore the newly
designed, interactive site, which features new and exclusive products, more
than 800 recipes as well as an all-new “Daily Dish” section where consumers
can share stories about their favorite recipes, family photos, entertaining
ideas, and more.

Consumers who visit the all-new will be among the first to see
the hottest new products for fall 2012 including the new programmable
Crock-Pot® Create-a-Crock™ Slow Cooker. Consumers can personalize their slow
cooker by uploading their favorite photos and are now able to choose from any
of the 50 new designs. Also this fall, football fanatics will be able to
support their favorite team on the field and in the kitchen with the new NFL
Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cookers in any of the 32 teams now available.
The perfect gift for friends and family this holiday season, the
limited-edition NFL Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cookers are available
exclusively at while supplies last.

Crock-Pot® slow cookers can be purchased online at the all-new 
and at retail stores including Wal-Mart, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Don’t
forget to “Like” the Crock-Pot® brand on Facebook for special product offers
and upcoming news on the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer
products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally.
Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well
recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®,
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Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®,
Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®,
Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and
Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®,
Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®,
Lehigh®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®,
Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the
Fortune 500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information
about Jarden, please visit

About Cooking Channel

Cooking Channel ( is an entertainment brand dedicated
to today’s passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking
Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and
cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel,
history and unconventional how-to’s. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI),
which also owns and operates DIY Network (, Food Network
(, Great American Country (, HGTV
( and Travel Channel (, is the manager and
general partner.

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