Programmable slow cookers are one of the greatest cooking inventions ever. Being able to let something cook in the slow cooker while you get the rest of the meal ready or while you’re at work, makes preparing great meals much easier. There is nothing like coming home after a long day at work and having dinner nearly ready. All you have to do is serve your family a yummy, home-cooked meal.
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There are so many recipes to try in a slow cooker. There are classic crock pot recipes like soups and stews, but there’s also new and exciting recipes to try. You can do whole steak dinners including the potato and corn. You can make wonderfully spiced Asian or Indian dishes to serve over rice. (Even better if you make the rice in a rice cooker.) You can even make desserts!
Programmable slow cookers have a come a long way in just a few years. Below I have found some of the best, the most wished for, and highest reviewed slow cookers on the market. You’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Programmable Multi Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer
- 2 Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer
- 3 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cookers
- 4 Large Programmable Slow Cookers – Over 6 Quarts
- 5 Small Programmable Slow Cookers – 3Quart -5 Quart
- 6 The Best Slow Cooker Accessories
Programmable Multi Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer
This multi cooker does more than your average slow cooker crock pot. You can use it to steam food, brown or saute, and of course it’s a slow cooker. No more using a separate pan to brown meat, use this multi cooker, and then change the setting to slow cooker for the rest of the cook time. Because this is an all in one cooker, you’ll save time and have less of a mess. Who doesn’t like saving time and having less of a mess to clean up?
6 Quart Programmable Slow Cookers
Take a look at the programmable slow cookers below. Some allow you to cook and carry and there are even carrying bags available. These travel slow cookers allow you to take your meal on the go, to a party, or a family function without having to let it cool first and put it in another dish. The cook and carry option saves you a couple of steps and loads of time. These 6 quart crock pots are some of the most commonly used because of their durability, size, and price.
Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless SteelHamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33969A)Crock-Pot 6-Quart Countdown Programmable Oval Slow Cooker with Dipper, Stainless Steel, SCCPVC605-SHamilton Beach 33467 Programmable Stay or Go Slow Cooker, 6-Quart
Large Programmable Slow Cookers – Over 6 Quarts
With larger families or for parties, you will need a larger slow cooker. These 6.5 quart, 7 quart, 8 quart, and 8.5 quart programmable slow cookers allow you to cook larger meals without a hassle. These are perfect for cooking large meals and freezing leftovers, or for layered meals where you layer each portion of the meal in the crock to cook.
Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart, Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Silver, SCVT650-PSCrock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n’ Carry Programmable Countdown Slow CookerHamilton Beach 33182A Slow Cooker, 8-QuartGourmia DCP-860 SlowSmart 8.5 quart Digital Slow Cooker with Multiple Programmable Modes & Cool Touch Handles, Oval, Stainless Steel, Silver
Small Programmable Slow Cookers – 3Quart -5 Quart
These smaller programmable crock pots are great for couples, small families, or families with small children. Choosing the right size slow cooker is important because most need to be filled at least half way to cook your food in an ideal way.
Hamilton Beach 33957 Programmable Stay or Go Slow Cooker, 5-Quart, SilverCuisinart PSC-350 3-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow CookerBELLA 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker, Polished Stainless SteelCrockpot SCCPCCP350-CR Programmable Digital Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, 3.5 quart, Plum
The Best Slow Cooker Accessories
Slow cooker carrying cases make it easier to take dishes to parties, church, or other pot luck dinners without your food getting cold or making a mess in your car. The slow cooker recipe books will give you plenty of ideas for crock pot meals and you can build on those recipes to come up with your own. The bbq claws are excellent for shredding bbq pork when it’s finished cooking. The silicone meat rack can be molded to fit in a variety of crock pots or pans to hold your meat out of the drippings.
Crock-Pot SCBAG Travel Bag for 7-Quart Slow Cookers, BlackHamilton Beach Travel Case & Carrier Insulated Bag for 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Quart Slow Cookers (33002)2500 Crockpot Recipes Cookbook: 7 Years of CrockpotTaste of Home Slow Cooker: 431 Hot & Hearty ClassicsThe No.1 Silicone BBQ /Cooking Gloves Plus The No.1 Meat Shredder Plus Prepara Metropolitan Meat Rack, great for crock pots or pans