Our Top Choice
Cuisinart 3-In-1 Cook Central Slow Cooker
Lots of great additional features. Produces great tasting foods – with lots of options. Does more than simple slow cooking models. Worth the investment.
Programmable temperature settings. Slow cook, brown and steam options. Aluminum insert with BPA free coating. LCD digital display.
Some reports of the coating “bubbling." Can’t put insert in oven or on stove. Takes longer to reach designated temperatures (which is actually a positive).
West Bend Versatility Slow Cooker/Griddle
Versatile kitchen appliance at affordable price. 6-Quart oblong size great for large capacity cooking.
Multi-functional – slow cooker & griddle. Oven, stove and dishwasher safe. Programmable settings. Automatic switch to warm. Auto shut off after 24 hrs.
Low setting tends to cook hotter than traditional style crock pots. Some reports of problems with non-stick coating.
Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker
Affordable price. Great option for people who like to take food in their slow cooker on the go.
Portable. Hinged lid with clip seal to prevent spills. Large 6 quart capacity and oval shape.
No timer. Won’t automatically switch to warm or turn off. Need to allow steam to escape when opening to avoid burns.
Waring Professional Slow Cooker
Good affordable slow cooker with timer. Has red LED light for cooking, blue for warming, so you can tell when the appliance has switched over.
Manual timer – but no countdown display. 6.5 quart oval shape – good for large capacity cooking. Automatically switches to warm when time is up.
Not programmable. Tends to run hotter than many people are used to on the low setting.