Slow Cooker Reviews

Top Rated Slow Cookers Reviews 2016


Modern programmable slow cookers have come a long way since the old slow cookers of the past. The models featured below will all vary slightly in features so be sure to take a close look at what sets them apart and find the best slow cooker for your kitchen. These models that have made our reviews list of the Top Rated Slow Cookers have been put to the test by our team al have also scoured the web to compare our slow cooker reviews with the ratings they received by customers to give you an accumulated average and overall consensus that will save you time on your search. We have chosen these models as they are the best rated slow cookers out there so here's to keeping your efforts to a minimum in getting the exact slow cooker your kitchen wants. 


Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker Review

Average User Rating: 4.6/5

The Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker is one of our favourites and is one of the most popular on the market and offers plenty of versatility. It features 3 modes of cooking: Program, Manual and Probe. The temperature probe is excellent for cooking pot roast, whole chicken, pork or tenderloin. Just select the desired internal food temperature and the unit will automatically shift to WARM once the temperature is reached.

Its simple to use programmable settings allow you to do just as the name says: Set and Forget! Take it on the road for social gatherings and remain stress free about any mess with the easy locking feature. Its attractive design suits any kitchen and the stoneware is stylish as well.

- Reduce messy spills with clip-tight gasket lid, perfect for taking on-the-go.

- Perfect for a 6 lb. chicken or a 4 lb. roast

- Thermometer probe displays the temperature of meat throughout cooking to assure perfect cooking. The temperature displays on the control panel.

- Full-grip plastic handles make carrying heavy meals easier and safe from heat. Security clips assure a tight seal.

- The wraparound heating provides consistent cooking throughout.

- Power interrupt protection keeps the slow cooker on during brief power outages.

- Up to 14 hours of total cooking time.

- One-year warranty.

Our Review: 

The Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker is perhaps our favourite in the 6 quart size and that is largely because of the addition of the temperature probe. We’ve done hams, roasts and chickens to perfection with zero effort. Just insert the temperature probe and the cooker will work until the contents has reached the specified temperature, thereafter it switches to the WARM setting. We have put the Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker to constant use for about 2 years now with no issues.

The Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker is perhaps our favourite in the 6 quart size and that is largely because of the addition of the temperature probe. We’ve done hams, roasts and chickens to perfection with zero effort. Just insert the temperature probe and the cooker will work until the contents has reached the specified temperature, thereafter it switches to the WARM setting. We have put the Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker to constant use for about 2 years now with no issues.


Hamilton Beach 7 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker Review

Average User Rating: 4.8/5

The Hamilton Beach 7 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker is certainly our favourite in the 7-Quart category. This model is perfect for a large family and providing leftovers for days. This simple, programmable unit contains a wraparound element to ensure thorough heating throughout your meal.

Like the others it features HIGH, LOW and WARM settings, defaulting to WARM after cooking is complete. Time selections go from 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours of cooking time which is excellent for recipes requiring combination cooking.

- 7-quart capacity great for up to a 8-lb. chicken or a 5-lb. roast for flexible cooking options.

- Wraparound heating element Ensures even heating for optimal results.

- Removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware and lid for an easy clean

- Smudge-proof finish for easy cleaning

- Simple touch

- Includes delicious original recipes

- One Year Warranty

Our Review:

You’ll have a hard time finding a poor review for the Hamilton Beach 7 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker. It’s incredibly easy, lightweight and plenty deep (4.5 inches). Our only issues are that you cannot adjust other than 2,4,6, 8 or 10 hours and there is no display that tells you hour much time is left. With a maximum WARM time of 4 hours the cooker will automatically shut off after 14 hours of total use.

Another bonus is that you are also able to control the temperature as well as the time which gives a little more control. After much use and sharing of this slow cooker we have found that it is probably the most consistently well reviewed slow cookers we’ve worked with. Take advantage of its large size and cook more food, stock up and save your dollars with this simple and affordable slow cooker.


Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central 6 Quart Multi-Cooker

Average User Rating: 5/5:

Our top rated slow cooker list would not be complete without including a multi-cooker and the 3-in-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Cuisinart Multi-Cooker which is, in our opinion, the best in the game. Though you’ll pay more than for a regular slow cooker it surely pays off when looking for a simple way to add variety to your meals.

Combination cooking allows you to skip the stovetop by browning ingredients right inside the pot before setting it to Slow Cook. This works perfect for nuts, garlic, onions and curries. The simple preset and timer function buttons allow for all of these features to get to work to assure you a perfectly cooked meal that’s ready when you are.

- Cooking temperatures of High and Low which default automatically to WARM setting for up to 24 hours.

- Brown/Sauté with temperatures up to 400°

- Up to 90 minutes for steaming with steaming rack included.

- Glass lid with cool-touch handle for clear view and safe handling

- Switch modes with one touch when recipe calls for combination cooking

- Removable 6-quart nonstick aluminum cooking pot

- Extra-large blue back-lit LCD display with easy-to-read time and temperature settings

- Dishwasher-safe removable parts for easy cleanup

- Limited 3-year warranty​

Our Review: 

The Cuisinart Multi Cooker has definitely proven to be worth the extra cost of a multi-cooker and does everything it advertises very well. The browning setting makes a big difference in how the meat turns out and saves dirtying an extra pan. It’s lightweight and non stick so moving it around and cleaning is made easy. The combination cooking along with the rack makes it easy to experiment and get creative with a wide range of dishes, including sautéed or steamed vegetables, chili, macaroni and cheese, and even oatmeal.

This model comes in a variety of sizes so choose the one that works for you. If you are looking to get variety out of your slow cooker with the ability to free up space and avoid clutter in the kitchen than this is the one for you.


Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry 6 Quart Slow Cooker Review

Average User Rating: 4.3/5

You’re slow cooker no longer belongs only in the kitchen. The Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry 6-Quart Slow Cooker allows you to bring your creations along for the ride to any occasion to serve upwards to 7 people . It features a secure-fitting lid and locking system which create a tight seal between the stoneware and lid to ensure contents don’t leak or spill. The stylish stoneware serves perfectly as an attractive bowl to fit in on any dinner table and does a great job keeping food warm.

This is the smaller version of the larger 7 quart programmable Crock-Pot which we quite fancy over here so if you’re looking to come out with more food than we’d definitely suggest the ​7 Quart.

- 6 quart capacity is great for 7+ people or a 6 lb. roast

- Easy-to-use lid-mounting locking system featuring lid gasket provides extra seal to avoid mess when used portably

- Control your cook times anywhere from 30 mins all the way up to 20 hours on countdown with the programmable digital control. (Works on 240 Watts at 120V A.C and 60Hz)

- Automatic shift to WARM setting when cooking time is complete

- Removable and dishwasher-safe oval stoneware that is also stylish for your table.

- One-year limited warranty.

Our Review:

Crock Pot has sure made a great product at a great price with this 6 quart model. We had an incident and broke a piece which was easily findable on the Crock Pot website. The lid locking system pulls through in keeping a tight seal with zero mess. We did notice that the WARM setting it defaults to after cooking was a little hot so keep that in mind if you’re not sure when you’ll make it home.

The Crock Pot 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker is very practical but if you’re looking to come out with more food than you can get the same model in 7 quart. The Cook and Carry feature truly is handy and with such ease you'll be happy to bring it along on your outings on a regular basis and in this case you're going to want to bring more food. We love the design as it fits in anywhere and sits naturally amongst all other kitchen appliances.


BELLA 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker Review

Average User Rating: 4.5/5

We recommend the BELLA Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker for the bachelor, student or small family on-the-go. It allows a programmable cook time of 30 minutes up to 20 hours with temperature settings of just High and Low from which the slow cooker will automatically shift to warm when it’s done to keep food ready to serve, a common feature amongst modern programmable slow cookers as you’ve probably noticed by now. Dishwasher safe parts keep this clean up nice and simple.

- Off/Low/High and Warm temperature settings

- Automatically shifts to Warm setting after programmed cooking time.

- 5-quart capacity feeds 5-6 people

- Dishwasher safe stoneware pot & tempered glass lid

- Cool plastic handles for safety against heat

- Original BELLA recipes included

- 2 year limited warranty

Our Review:

The BELLA Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker is very affordable and great value. Dishes stay moist and cook to perfection. Be sure to read the instructions for the first time around as there is a sort of self-programming protocol it goes through which only needs to be done once. The programming isn’t exactly intuitive but it not enough for us to shame the product.

The metal is polished so if you’re picky about having your appliances match aesthetically than this may be an oddball but its smaller size allows for easier storage. However, once you get into the groove of slow cooking you’ll want to keep the BELLA Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker out for easy use all the time.


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