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  1. Ninja - Foodi PossibleCooker PRO, 8.5qt Multi-Cooker - Sea Salt Grey - Front_Zoom

    Ninja - Foodi PossibleCooker PRO, 8.5qt Multi-Cooker - Sea Salt Grey

    Your price for this item is $129.99
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    The previous price was $149.99
  2. Crock-Pot - Crockpot 7 qt. Programmable Slow Cooker with Locking Lid and Little Dipper - Mushroom - Front_Zoom

    Crock-Pot - Crockpot 7 qt. Programmable Slow Cooker with Locking Lid and Little Dipper - Mushroom

    Your price for this item is $74.99
  3. Cuisinart - Cook Central 6-Quart 3-in-1 Multicooker - Stainless Steel - Angle_Zoom

    Cuisinart - Cook Central 6-Quart 3-in-1 Multicooker - Stainless Steel

    Your price for this item is $159.95
  4. Gourmia - 8.5-Quart Slow Cooker - Stainless Steel/Black - Front_Zoom

    Gourmia - 8.5-Quart Slow Cooker - Stainless Steel/Black

    Your price for this item is $59.99
  5. Anova - Precision Cooker - Black - Front_Zoom

    Anova - Precision Cooker - Black

    Your price for this item is $219.99
  6. Elite Gourmet - 2Qt. Compact Slow Cooker - Black - Front_Zoom

    Elite Gourmet - 2Qt. Compact Slow Cooker - Black

    Your price for this item is $17.99
  7. Elite Gourmet - 1.5Qt. Mini Slow Cooker - Stainless steel - Front_Zoom

    Elite Gourmet - 1.5Qt. Mini Slow Cooker - Stainless steel

    Color:
    Stainless steel
    Model: MST-250XS
    SKU: 1857612
    Your price for this item is $14.99
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  9. Elite Gourmet - 8.5Qt. Digital Slow Cooker - Stainless-Steel/Black - Alt_View_Zoom_11

    Elite Gourmet - 8.5Qt. Digital Slow Cooker - Stainless-Steel/Black

    Your price for this item is $59.99
  10. Bella - 3 x 1.5-Quart Triple Slow Cooker - Stainless Steel/Black - Front_Zoom

    Bella - 3 x 1.5-Quart Triple Slow Cooker - Stainless Steel/Black

    Your price for this item is $39.99
  11. Elite Gourmet - 2Qt. Oval Slow Cooker - Stainless Steel - Front_Zoom

    Elite Gourmet - 2Qt. Oval Slow Cooker - Stainless Steel

    Color:
    Stainless Steel
    Model: MST-275XS
    SKU: 4555101
    Your price for this item is $19.99
  12. Instant Pot - Duo Crisp with Ultimate Lid Multi-Cooker + Air Fryer, 6.5 Quart - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Instant Pot - Duo Crisp with Ultimate Lid Multi-Cooker + Air Fryer, 6.5 Quart - Black

    Model: 140-0068-01
    SKU: 6505984
    Your price for this item is $199.99
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    The previous price was $229.99
  13. Crock-Pot - 6-Quart Manual Slow Cooker - Black Stainless Steel - Front_Zoom

    Crock-Pot - 6-Quart Manual Slow Cooker - Black Stainless Steel

    Your price for this item is $29.99
  14. Crock-Pot - 8-Quart Slow Cooker - Black Stainless - Angle_Zoom

    Crock-Pot - 8-Quart Slow Cooker - Black Stainless

    Model: SCCPVFC800-DS
    SKU: 6030904
    Your price for this item is $74.99
  15. Hamilton Beach - 8-Quart Slow Cooker - stainless steel - Front_Zoom

    Hamilton Beach - 8-Quart Slow Cooker - stainless steel

    Your price for this item is $79.99
  16. Hamilton Beach - Programmable Defrost 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Temperature Probe - STAINLESS STEEL - Front_Zoom

    Hamilton Beach - Programmable Defrost 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Temperature Probe - STAINLESS STEEL

    Your price for this item is $75.99
  17. Crock-Pot - 7qt Digital Slow Cooker - Platinum - Front_Zoom

    Crock-Pot - 7qt Digital Slow Cooker - Platinum

    Your price for this item is $59.99
  18. Hamilton Beach - 10 Quart Slow Cooker - BLACK - Front_Zoom

    Hamilton Beach - 10 Quart Slow Cooker - BLACK

    Your price for this item is $79.99
  19. Elite Gourmet - Diamond Series 6Qt. Slow Cooker - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_13

    Elite Gourmet - Diamond Series 6Qt. Slow Cooker - Black

    Your price for this item is $55.99

Buying a Slow Cooker

Choosing the Best Slow Cooker for Your Cooking Style

Relatively inexpensive and easy to use, slow cookers can save you both time and money. Both a small or a large slow cooker provide virtually one-step cooking — you just combine all the ingredients, put on the lid and start cooking. The best slow cooker can roast, bake, cook and steam. It's ideal for making soups, stews, dinners of all types, dips, desserts, potatoes, and even bread.

Most slow cookers have three parts: a base containing a heating element, a cooking insert and a lid (usually transparent). Slow cookers range in size from 1 qt., perfect for appetizers or small servings, to 10 qt., suitable for feeding a crowd. They come in multiple sizes with many features: a triple slow cooker contains three individual chambers, while double slow cooker has two. Round slow cookers are great for cooking soups and stews, while oval ones can be better for cooking cuts of meat.

Many chefs seek out a programmable slow cooker so they can set a precise cooking time and avoid overcooked dinners that wind up in the trash can. You may want to seek out models that have a keep-warm setting, cool-touch exterior, hinged lid, heat-resistant handles, non-stick interior, and parts safe to clean in a dishwasher.

Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker

Use a low setting on your slow cooker as much as you can; it will help to bring out the flavors of the ingredients. Avoid removing the lid to check progress on your food since you'll allow heat to escape and lengthen cooking time. You'll also want to avoid overfilling the pot, since the ingredients may steam rather than simmer, compromising results. Some owner's manuals recommend underfilling the pot by one-quarter to one-half to prevent spillovers and provide perfect results.

Prep your recipes in advance by using a food processor to prepare vegetables or seasonings before you add them to the pot. Make sure you defrost frozen meats in a refrigerator before adding them to the slow cooker — you'll lower the risk of bacteria forming before the meat reaches a safe temperature. Remove fat from meats before putting them in a slow cooker to avoid pools of oil in your soup or stew. Liquids won't evaporate in a slow cooker as they do with other cooking methods, so you may need to transfer it to other cookware and reduce them to a glaze or sauce.

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