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best crock-pots and slow cookers of 2018

The Best Slow Cookers and Crock-Pots of 2018

As you already know, we’re huge fans of slow cookers and Crock-Pots here at What a Crock. Sure, there's plenty of fancy new kitchen appliances out there like multi-cookers and pressure cookers, but the crock-pot will always be our favorite. There’s a good reason we prepare our meals to be cooked in the slow cooker: The taste and convenience of slow-cooked meals just can’t be beaten! The slow cooker is the perfect staple for every kitchen, so what would make for a better holiday gift?

Here are some great slow cooker and Crock-Pot models in every budget that will have your loved ones (or, you) preparing our What a Crock meals in no time.

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Portable Slow Cooker, $32, Amazon

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This portable slow cooker model from Hamilton Beach makes it easy to transport delicious meals to parties and potlucks with the help of its folding carrying handles. And, the single clip across the top seals the lid, so you don’t have to worry about any messy spills in your car, making this cook & carry slow cooker perfect for slow cooking our Grandma’s Meatballs!

Crock-Pot 6-Quart Countdown Programmable Oval Slow Cooker with Stove-Top Browning, $48.59, Amazon

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Crock-Pot really nailed versatility with this programmable slow cooker with stove-top browning feature. Not only does it have a digital timer to count down cooking time, but it also comes with a ceramic-coated stoneware insert pot that’s safe to use on the stove and then place in the slow cooker. What better way to give our Old Fashioned Pot Roast a quick sear before heating it in the Crock-Pot?

All-Clad Programmable Oval-Shaped 6.5-Quart Slow Cooker with Black Ceramic Insert and Glass Lid, $147.64, Amazon

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While slow cooked meals are easy and delicious, cleaning your slow cooker or crock-pot can sometimes be a pain. Thankfully, this All-Clad stainless steel slow cooker features a dishwasher-safe insert and lid for easy cleaning following your meal. This slow cooker with digital display would be great for preparing a big pot of our Homemade Chili!

BLACK+DECKER WiFi Enabled 6-Quart Slow Cooker, $49.96, Walmart

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As convenient as the slow cooker is, wouldn’t it be great if you could control the cooking while at work or any other location? This WiFi-enabled slow cooker from BLACK+DECKER is the answer! All you have to do is download the free, easy-to-use app on your phone and you can control the slow cooker from anywhere! Now, you’ll be able to perfect our Chicken Pot Pie Stew right from your office and keep your food warm until you get home.

Cuisinart 6.5-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, $99.95, Amazon

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Don’t you just love the taste of hearty cuts of meat that have been cooking all day? This programmable slow cooker from Cuisinart features simmer, low and high modes that make it easy to enjoy that taste every time you cook. Simply toss in our BBQ Pulled Pork and let it cook the entire day for a delicious southern dinner, and the slow cooker will automatically switch to the warm setting after the cook time is complete.

KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Glass Lid, $79.95, Amazon

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If you’re looking for the perfect digital display oval-shaped slow cooker, look no further. This KitchenAid stainless steel slow cooker with ceramic vessel has four temperature settings: low, medium, high and keep warm, so you’re never at risk of overcooking your meal. How about cooking up our Firecracker Chicken in this beauty?

No matter which crock-pot you decide is the best slow cooker for your loved one or yourself, be sure to check out our What a Crock menu options to break in your new slow cooker ASAP! And, if you aren’t sure which slow cooker size suits what portions, head over to our FAQs for more information regarding our meals. Remember- all of our meals should be cooking on the low setting. And, we have some great holiday deals going on right now if you really want to take your slow cooker gift to the next level!

Happy holidays from everyone here at What a Crock!

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