Slow cookers are novel countertop accessories with premium electrical cooking technologies that prepare delicious and nutrient rich food on demand. Even though slower than some gas and electrical cookers in the market, most models are durable, easy to use, and have professional grade components perfect for preparing several types of foods. They are also power efficient, do not leech nutrients nor or affect flavors as some traditional models do, and are perfect for everyday cooking in both small, medium size, and large families. With the advent of technology, several innovative models are currently available in online and offline stores at different price ranges. Even though a majority offer value, here are our picks of the top 10 best slow cookers in 2016 you will never regret buying:
10. Hamilton Beach 33967A Set ‘n Forget
Durable, easy to use, and with a programmable temperature system, Hamilton Beach 33967A is an innovative Set ‘n Forget slow cooker that offers approximately 6-quart of cooking space. It is durable, has easy to use automated settings, and comes with a built in thermometer probe for monitoring the temperature of meats when cooking. It is also easy to use, has a durable gasket lid with an advanced clip-tight technology that prevents spills when cooking and serving food. Whether you are cooking meat, chicken, and or pork tenderloin, you will enjoy delicious and well-cooked food without spending a hefty amount on equipment and or electricity. Other notable attributes are its free clip-on spoon, compact and space-efficient design, and low maintenance build that lasts for years.
9. Crock-Pot SCCPVI600-S
Popular in top 10 best slow cookers in 2016 reviews, Crock-Pot SCCPVI600-S is a professional-grade stovetop cooking pot with a large 6-quart design made of a heavy duty stainless steel. It is durable, has a ceramic-coated pot that is perfect for slow cooking and browning, and comes with a built in digital timer that allows you to customize cooking jobs in both home and commercial environments. Its oval stoneware is removal and dishwasher safe. The 30 minute to 20 hour programmable timer offered boosts its functionality, while its innovative keep warm feature shifts automatically to keep food edible after cooking. Crock-Pot SCCPVI600-S is affordable. It is easy to use, has a simple and easy to use design with a reliable two-step cooking process, and has a compact 15.2 –inch by 9.9 inch, by 15.2-inch design that blends excellently in kitchens.
8. Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V1
Ranked among the smartest slow cookers, Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V1 is a high-performance six-quart slow cooker with a compact countertop design that blends well in kitchen environments. It is durable, Wi-Fi enabled, and has pre-set temperature and cook time setting the removes guesswork out of cooking. Once you have prepared all the necessary ingredients and portioned them as needed, all you have to do is choose a cook setting and let the machine do the mandatory legwork. You also get a durable, non-stick, and removable oval stoneware that does not leech nutrients when in use, three temperature settings for preparing different types of food, and built-in cord storage and cool touch handles that boost its performance and ease-of-use significantly. You can even control it via your phone using a WeMo application via Wi-Fi connection.
7. Crock-Pot SCV700SS
For those with medium-size to large families and like preparing fresh cooked meals in homes, Crock-Pot SCV700SS is a quality seven-quart slow cooker with an easy-to-use manual system that offers value for years. This cooker is space-efficient, has a food-grade stainless steel body that resists corrosion and scratches, and has a stylish oval design that blends well in kitchens without cluttering space. Its electrical system is power efficient, while the round stoneware that it comes with heats fast, distributes heat efficiently for faster cooking, and has a removable and easy to clean design that comes in handy. The high, low, and warm settings offered are perfect for preparing sauces, stews, and all other types of food. Its food-grade design is invaluable, while the quality parts that it comes with not only last long, but also boosts its dependability.
6. Hamilton Beach 33461
Christened Stay of Go, Hamilton Beach 33461 is compact and portable slow cooker that benefits individuals with space limitations and or those that travel often. It is durable, prepares up to six quarts of delicious food, and has a classic silver finish that not only boosts its aesthetic value, but also durability. Its plastic lid is durable, BPA-free, and has a single-clip seal that secures it firmly on its base to minimize spills. Its stoneware cooking pot on the other hand, is non-stick, easy to clean, and prepares delicious foods without compromising their nutritional value in any way. You also get functional high, low, and warm settings, folding hands that ease transportation and storage, and a well-engineered electrical system that prepares food well while keeping electrical consumption low.
5. Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S
Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook’ N Carry is a professional-grade slow cooker with a portable, manual, and large 6-quart design that benefits individuals with medium sized to large family. The high-grade stainless steel used to manufacture it is naturally food-grade, while its preset heat and temperature settings not only ease usage, but also ensure that you get palatable on an everyday basis. As most Crock-Pot products, it has a striking silver theme. Its oval stoneware is removable, washable, and food grade. The fitting lid it comes with has a locking system for easy transport. Its manual controls ease usage, while its adjustable temperature settings enable users to prepare several types of food in homes hassle-free. With an original model, you also get exclusive yet easy to prepare recipes.
4. Crock-Pot SCCPCCM350-CR
Crock-Pot SCCPCCM350-CR is a plum-themed 3.5-quart casserole crock slow cooker with a compact and space-efficient design that benefits those with small kitchens. It is affordable, accommodates and prepares several types of foods, and has a removable 9-inch x 13-inch stoneware that comes in handy when preparing lasagnas, casseroles, and several other great dishes that you and your family will enjoy. It is durable, has a cook and carry locking lid made of a BPA-free material, and a simple and easy to use design that makes parties, potlucks, and family dinners enjoyable. If you are renovating your kitchen and a slow cooker tops your list of equipment to purchase, order an original for the best experience.
3. Hamilton Beach 33182
Designed to fit and cook a 7 pound chicken and a or roast in one go, Hamilton Beach 33182 is a durable kitchen accessory with a non-stick eight quart stoneware that prepared several types of food well. It is black-themed, has a secure and mess-free glass lid that directs drip into its bowl, and has cool-touch full-grip handles that not only ease usage, but also serving and transportation with or without food. Both its stoneware and glass lid are dishwasher safe. The low, high, and keep-warm settings offered boost its functionality. You also get a simple and easy to use design, an energy efficient design that keeps electrical bills low, and an easy to maintain food-safe design that you can use to prepare delicious foods as you go about your everyday activities. Hamilton Beach 33182 does not leech nutrients nor compromise the flavor of food in any way.
2. Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S
The SCCPVL610-S cooker by Crock Pot is an advanced cook and carry slow cooker with a large 6-quart design perfect for everyday cooking. It is programmable, has a convenient cook and carry design, and a tight fitting gusset lid with an innovative locking system that prevents messes on the go. You also get programmable digital controls (30 minute to 20 hour timer, for instance), a powerful 240-watt electric element that works fast and efficiently, and a removable oval stoneware with a non-stick surface that heats fast and maintains heat for long for better cooking. The stoneware is refrigerator and table safe and has a smooth and easy to clean design that eases maintenance after each cooking escapade. The auto warm feature offered on the other hand kicks in automatically.
1. Cuisinart MSC-600
Do you cook, brown, and or saute foods at home on an everyday basis? Are you shopping for a high-performance slow cooker that you can use to daily without spending a premium amount? To get value for money, Cuisinart MSC-600 is our pick of the best to purchase in 2016. It is durable, has a multi-functional three-in-one design that is perfect for preparing several types of food weighing up to six quarts, and has easy to use one-touch switches and a large backlit LCD screen that displays both time and temperature metrics. The aluminum cooking pot that it comes with is non-stick, durable, and easy to clean when dirty. Its glass lid is durable, while its ergonomic handle is durable, cool-touch, and is easy to handle when cooking or serving food. You get a limited 3-year warranty for it.