The Best Crock Pots for Easy Cooking at Home
It’s hard to beat crock pot cooking for simplicity and some really good food. I’ve cooked up everything in my crock pot from homemade chili to delicious soups and even cheese dips. Much like indoor grills, crock pots make cooking a lot easier and frankly less messy for easy clean up.
If you’re in the market for your first crock pot or maybe just a new one, we’ve found the best crock pots for the money. We looked at everything from price to cooking performance and ease of use.
The Best Crock Pots – Which One is Best for You?
Now let’s get right into our reviews of the best crock pots on the market below.
From the well-known brand, Crock-Pot, comes the Crock-Pot SCCPVL600-R Cook’ N Carry; it is a 6-quart slow cooker, that comes in red and silver. The Cook’ N Carry features high, low, and warm settings, similar to the features on any standard slow cooker. It is perfect for making soups, chilis, and sauces.
Designed for your safety, this model features a lid that locks into place when you close and seal your crock-pot for cooking. The secure-lid-locking system ensures the tight seal on your food, in order to keep the heat inside, and prevent spills. It measures 15 x 10 x 15 inches, weighs 13.5 pounds, and is a well-liked Crock-Pot by its users. For those who do not enjoy clean-up after cooking, the crock-pot features dishwasher safe stoneware and lid. One con to this product is that a few customers have reported issues with the lid cracking. If this happens to you, contact Crock-Pot for a replacement.
Overall this is a no-nonsense, no-hassle crock-pot, that comes with all the standard features of a crock-pot for an excellent price.
In competition with the well-known brand, “Crock-Pot,” the Cuisinart-MSC 600 6-Quart-Multi-Cooker, is a high-tech, high-quality, elite multi-cooker, that allows you to slow cook, sauté or brown, and steam your favorite meals. This multi-cooker is more than double the price of the Crock-Pot SCCPVL600-R Cook’ N Carry, however it is a serious kitchen appliance with multiple special features, for the advanced chef. It features an extra-large blue back-lit display with time and temperature settings, dishwasher-safe removeable parts, a steaming rack, a limited 3-year warranty, and a glass lid with a cool-to-touch handle.
One simple touch of your hand will switch the mode of the device, making it easy-to-use, and easy to change the settings of the device. This heavy-duty multi-cooker weighs 16 pounds, and measures 19 x 12 x 9.5 inches. You won’t be disappointed in this exclusive BPA-free multi-cooker, which will provide you and your family endless delicious meals.
This spectacular Crock-Pot is for someone who loves to cook! In competition, with the Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Multi-Cooker, the Crock Pot SCCPWM600-V2 Wemo smart wifi-enabled slow cooker, is a high-tech slow cooker. The time and temperature of this smart crock-pot can be adjusted using the WeMo application, and can be controlled via the application or directly on the unit.
It features 3 heat settings, much like other slow cookers, and delivers total control of the cooking process to the user. To be able to use this device, you will need to download the WeBO App which is available for Apple (iOS 7 and higher), and Android(4.0 and higher) devices. This crock-pot however, does need to be connected to wi-fi in order to use the smart controls. It does not feature an LED screen display, like some other models and brands. Overall it is a very sturdy slow-cooker that is a fan-among smart technology users, but also comes with a price tag of approximately $110.
Looking for an affordable, easy-to-use slow cooker? If you are in the market for a standard slow cooker, for a very reasonable price, you may want to consider the silver, 7-quart, Hamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow-Cooker. This $38 slow cooker has simple time settings. You can choose between 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours of cooking time, so that your meal can cook while you are at work and the kids are at school. It features a clean, simple, touch pad with removeable dishwasher safe stoneware and a removeable lid, for easy and fast clean-up.
The Hamilton Beach 33473 also has standard temperature settings: warm, low and high. Additionally, it has wrap around element for even heating, and automatically switches to the warm setting after it finishes the set number of hours for cooking.
In terms of the brand, Hamilton Beach makes some very reliable products (including their indoor grills).
For certain, it is a fairly durable, reliable machine, that comes at a fair price, which is perfect for feeding a small family.