Crockpots/Slow Cookers make cooking for the family (or large crowds) SOOOO easy! I recently upgraded my old crockpot to a newer, smaller crockpot. But I didn’t have the heart to get rid of my old crockpot – it was old, but it still worked and it was HUGE! So I decided to keep the old one for use to make big batches of soup, chili, and my crockpot Ropa Vieja. I use my new, smaller crockpot for when I am just cooking for my immediate family.
So, how do you choose the best one for your needs? Well, today I am featuring information from RealSimple Magazine. They provided a great round-up of top slow cookers; here are just a few suggestions on how to find a slow cooker that is right for you:
1. Will you be cooking mostly for a family of four or five, looking to have only a few leftovers? Consider the compact, Crockpot 4 Quart Slow Cooker – it is oval, so it can hold a whole chicken, is simple to use, without too many bells and whistles, and the price point is very affordable!
2. Do you want a larger slow cooker that provides plenty of room (great for ample leftovers or crowds!), is programmable, tells you how much time you have left, and then automatically switches to warm once the meal is done? Then consider the Hamilton Beach Simplicity 6 Quart Slow Cooker.
3. Need a slow cooker for entertaining? One that keeps dips and desserts warm? Try the small, yet powerful, Proctor Silex 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker.
Click Here to see more of RealSimple Magazine’s round-up of top slow cookers!