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Hamilton Beach - 3-Quart Slow Cooker - Black/Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 252 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    'Slow Cooker' really is, and great for chili

    Posted
    FloridaSandman

    Bought it online, on sale, and figured, what-the-heck, at this price, with in-store pickup, I can get a few good uses out of it. I fully expect a lot more than that now. I have not been disappointed. PRO: Made chili on first use, cooked on 'slow' for 12 hrs. Cooking level was perfect, with only a few bubbles every minute. Did not burn 1 piece of meat or scorch any of the spices. Clean up of ceramic bowl and lid was easy, with only a dishcloth, soap and water. Lid retainer band (rubber band) is tight, holds the lid in place, and locks well under the handles, without slipping. CON: Bad fitting lid. Lid seemed poorly made, did not fit the ceramic bowl properly and left space between the ceramic edge and lid, but, it did cover the entire opening of the ceramic bowl. Aluminum rim around the top of the outer casing is exposed and, IMHO, Will Burn you if you touch it (and this was on 'slow' cook), so, be careful. Outer casing is very thin and can be easily dented or damaged. Handle and store it carefully. This is why I rated it a '3-Star' on 'Durability'. FINAL: I did not expect much from this cooker, considering the price. As far as cooking, it more than exceeded my expectations. If you take care of it, be careful how you handle it, and remember not to get burned . . . I consider this a Very Good Buy - at the price I paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Right for the price!

    Posted
    JaysonH

    I needed a slow cooker and I needed it to be inexpensive, as I knew I wouldn't use it but once or twice a year. I've now had it a month, and we've probably used it ten times. First off - a word of warning - this is not a family size cooker. You can get in about a 2 lb roast with 2 cups of veggies max. But with only two of us in the household, that's all we needed. It has three distinct settings - keep warm, low, and high - which in essence allows me to prepare a meal the night before, cook it at high all night, then leave it on low or keep warm all day depending on when we plan on eating it. The meat comes out so tender that it melts in your mouth. It's very durable as well - dishwasher safe and all that. It also has this strap that you can tie the lid down with and transport in your car without risking a messy cleanup. That was a definite plus - no more shrimp gumbo in the floormats. Great product for an amazing price...might be investing in a larger one though for entertaining family and such.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    3 Qt slow Cooker

    Posted
    s275hv

    I have used this several times in the last month. It has performed perfectly each time. It brings my food to a simmer but has not yet burned it. I have cooked milk based puddings, I am currently heating milk for yogurt and it works perfectly each time. My only complaint is I took some soup to a potluck, and used the strap to secure the lid. The lid is not truly liquid tight, even with the strap attached I had some soup slosh around. I thought the lid would be "spill proof" but that was not the fact. I like the vent hole, and have used it to insert a thermometer several times. I also want to note that it is oval, and not round, as I had initially assumed. Overall, for the price I paid I would (and have) recommended it to several people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    no frills, does what it's supposed to

    Posted
    Perucho79
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    lean "instruction" booklet (which really, what instructions might one need for a slow cooker...), good packaging, and some other useful information came with it. recipes can be found all over the internet, and this simple gizmo has already proven it does what it's supposed to. we're a family of 3 (small kid) so really, cooking on it is enough to have food for 2 days or so for all of us. pot is solid enough, good ceramic material, and knob is easy: off, keep warm, low, high. perfect for me, slow cookers are supposed to be set and forget, and this thing definitely accomplishes that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    WORKS

    Posted
    Yelper

    I am so glad I got this for my girlfriend. She made the best carnitas and shredded beef I've ever had with this thing and it was her first time cooking both. The lid has a rubber gasket and it doesn't seem to fit perfectly, it slides around a little, but I don't think it's a big issue. Just throw some meat in there, water, chili powder etc... let it go for 8 hours, voila. You can cut up the meat if it doesn't fit. The white rubber band is for securing the lid while transporting the unit. Low temp is about 175 f, high is about 280 f. A nice upgrade would be a digital temperature setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super little slow-cooker

    Posted
    Keyman
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    I have been really impressed with this crockpot, and it is one of the best kitchen investments I have made. I cook mainly for myself, so I prepare smaller quantities. It cooks well on high without burning, and the lower setting does great as it cooks all day while I am at work. It also has a setting for keeping the food warm, and it works well, too. Cleanup is so easy -- and the footprint is small and fits my needs in a small apartment. This little cooker really rocks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    very small pot

    Posted
    CaboJim
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    I probably should not review this item, because I never used it and gave it to my bachelor son just after Christmas. I bought it because I wanted something smaller than our 6 quart pot. At three quarts, this seems a lot less than half the size. I think you would have to reduce most recipes to use this. My son however is very happy with the size and performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple

    Posted
    Tazzy
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    I ordered this slow cooker because I was looking for a smaller one to use along with OR instead of my 6.5 quart one all the time. This one is perfect! It does not have an automatic shut off, which I knew from my research on it and previous reviews, but that is not a deal breaker for me. Although I am use to the automatic shut off with my other one, I am still pleasantly pleased with this item!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greate Slow Cooker

    Posted
    kmccullum

    At only $10, this was a great deal. It cooks at the right temperature and the seal on the lid is a nice touch. One thing to note is that this is not a 3 quart slow cooker. When filled to the rim with water, it only holds 2.5 quarts. But that is exactly what I was looking for so it ended up being perfect for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All-around winner

    Posted
    PodcastFan
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    The Hamilton Beach 3-quart oval slow cooker is a gem and has been a pleasure to use! The oval shape is more versatile than round, but small oval cookers are hard to find. The black/silver graphic is really very attractive and would look nice on a buffet table.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy, Sturdy and Attractive

    Posted
    RockiB

    This slow-cooker is attractive, functional and sturdy. My only complaint is that it didn't come with a small recipe booklet as they always did years ago... and that its 3.5 qt capacity means I have to adjust the 4-qt recipes so common in cookbooks. This item was on major mark-down when I got it, but even at full price there is no reason not to highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just the Right Size

    Posted
    CindyfromTyler
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    This is just the size I needed to make and keep warm, the queso cheese dip that seems to be required at every party. It melted the cheese quickly on the high setting, but you do have to remember to stir every 10 minutes or so and also remember to dial down the setting to warm once everything is melted or the cheese will scorch along the sides of the crock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small products Abigail results

    Posted
    Surge
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    When I first picked up this item from my local store I was going to return it for a refund because it was smaller then what I expected it to be. I decided to give it a try because it says it holds up to 3lbs of meat. An I was amazed by the results I cooked a whole pot roast with the veggies in this and I love the different settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal

    Posted
    AugDog
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    I saw this slow cooker on the website for $9.99 and couldn't pass it up. I was looking for something a little smaller than what I had but still big enough to cook a decent size meal for a few people. This was perfect. It was inexpensive, cooks great and was a great purchase. I would recommend this for anybody else looking for a slow cooker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome slow cooker!

    Posted
    Eswheat10
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I've never had a slow cooker before and this one caught my eye because of the print. I use it all the time and I have to say cooking with this is fantastic. It is a little small though, so it may not be the best choice if you're cooking for more than one of two people. But for a single gal like myself it's just perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great size for a young bachelor

    Posted
    Kaci
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    I got this as part of my nephew's birthday presents because he just got his first place by himself and he had nothing but a bed. He loved it and said he had been craving beans and smokies, lol! He said he uses it a lot for the days he works doubles. He can come home to a hot meal already cooked for him.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is great

    Posted
    LABB

    Great size, most of them I'd seen were just too big for two people. And its sturdy. MAN, this was one great deal. i was surprised at the quality when I got it, especially considering the low pricetag. Works perfectly, and it has a strap to secure it...an added bonus I wasn't aware of. I'd recommend this in a heartbeat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Crockpot

    Posted
    Pookie
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    This an amazing Crockpot for the money. Not only is it pretty in the candy apple red it is just right for me and my Husband now that it is cold. Takes allot of cooking time of my hands. Best Buy was great with the online order processing. Shipping was very fast . I recommend this item. Don't hesitate

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    Vincent
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    I've used this multiple times now for reheating chili and other soups when I go to work. It's surprisingly big and works great for the price. Definitely recommend if you're looking for an affordable and functional crock pot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    MBenton
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    I purchased this slow cooker a few months ago. I believe it was on sale at the time for $9.99, so it was great for the price! It wasn't too big or too small, but the perfect size and weight to carry to and from functions. So far I haven't had any problems with my slow cooker. I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend