The 10 Best Slow Cookers to Keep on Your Counter
It should be easy to make a home-cooked meal, even on busy days! Here are our favorite slow cookers, along with a handful of best sellers from Crock-Pot.
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Chefman 5-Quart Slow Cooker
The world’s best slow cooker, according to the cooks in our Test Kitchen, wasn’t a Crock-Pot. (Shocked? Same!) The Chefman slow cooker took top honors. It has a stoneware crock that can be used in the oven or on your stovetop, which means you can brown meat right in the crock instead of dirtying another dish. See our full review of the Chefman slow cooker.
Crock-Pot 3-Quart Manual Slow Cooker
For a backup slow cooker or a gift for a new cook, the Crock-Pot Manual Slow Cooker is reliable, easy to use and priced right. It doesn’t have any of the bells and whistles like our other top picks, but it will certainly get the job done. Bring on our best-ever slow cooker recipes!
The Pioneer Woman 7-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
If you’re a slow cooker super-user, chances are your slow cooker stays on the counter. If that’s the case, why not invest in an eye-catching slow cooker like this one from the Pioneer Woman? Its rosy pattern is so cute and the seven-quart size is perfect for big batch meals.
Crock-Pot 6-Quart Cook & Carry Slow Cooker
This Crock-Pot Slow Cooker is one of the brand’s best sellers. It has a locking lid, like some other slow cookers, plus a handle for single-hand carrying. It means you have a hand free for opening the door, a bag of snacks or a quick hug. Try it out with one of our favorite slow cooker accessories.
Presto Nomad Traveling Slow Cooker
Need a slow cooker that you know won’t leak, spill or tip on the road? The Presto Nomad slow cooker is exactly what you need. Styled like a small cooler, this slow cooker won’t tip or wobble when you stash it in the trunk. Plus the handle is secure so you can tote it right into the kitchen without worry.
Cuisinart 6½-Quart Slow Cooker
It takes up more counter space than other models, but the Cuisinart slow cooker had a couple features our Test Kitchen raved about. The easy-to-use control panel earned top marks, plus it has a 24-hour timer and an automatic warming function for your finished dish. (Perfect for when you’re running behind schedule.)