The 9 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 Crockpot.
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Crockpot 3-Quart Manual Slow Cooker
For a backup slow cooker or a gift for a new cook, the Crockpot 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 6-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 six-quart size is perfect for big batch meals.
KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker
The KitchenAid slow cooker is a worth-it splurge for regular slow cooker users. The cooks in our Test Kitchen reported very consistent results. The slow-and-steady cooking means you’ll end up with a melt-in-your-mouth pot roast every time.
Crockpot Casserole Slow Cooker
Making slow cooker casseroles? This shallow, rectangular Crock-Pot is your new BFF. This slow cooker has the dimensions of your favorite casserole dish so serving up slow cooker lasagnas is easier than ever.
Crockpot 6-Quart Cook & Carry Slow Cooker
This Crockpot 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.
Mickey Mouse 2-Quart Slow Cooker
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.)