Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker
The ability to toss a bunch of ingredients in a pot, walk away, and come back to a delicious meal can make all the difference for someone who’s starving after a busy day. Most of the slow cookers on the market can accomplish this in some fashion, but the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker is, in our opinion, the best slow cooker for most home cooks.
This cooker is programmable up to 20 hours, allowing users to plan exactly how long their food cooks before the pot automatically switches to “Warm” mode. An easy-to-read digital display keeps you appraised of how much cooking time is left at any given moment.
It has a locking lid that makes it perfect for traveling—meaning there’s no need to transfer that stew you’re bringing to the potluck to another vessel before heading out.
The Crock-Pot 6-Quart cooker heats food evenly, meaning no hot spots, and has excellent flavor results. It’s worth noting that the cooker tends to run hotter than our pick for home chefs, so be vigilant when trying a recipe for the first time—you may need to tweak your recipes. This is especially true with meats, which could possibly overcook if left in the cooker for too long, even on the Keep Warm setting.
Above all, though, the food cooked in this cooker tastes good! You can make everything from roasts to casseroles to desserts. That flexibility can go a long way.
It’s also great for quick cleanup. Once cool, simply pop the stoneware pot and lid into the dishwasher.