Best slow cookers of 2019


#1 Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S

The popular Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S can cook for between 30 minutes and 20 hours, and it automatically switches to a warming setting when the food is done.

The Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S is the modern version of the original Crock-Pot that proved hugely popular in the 1970s. It’s from the only brand that can legitimately use the name “Crock-Pot.”

The original was a hit because of its design and convenience, and this newer version offers even more features to conveniently cook hot, healthy meals. You can program this 6-quart device to run for as little as 30 minutes and as much as 20 hours, and it has a digital countdown display. The Crock-Pot can cook a 6-pound roast or enough food to feed about seven people. Once the cooking cycle is completed, it automatically switches to a lower setting to keep the food warm. You can lift out the oval stoneware interior and use it as a serving dish. There are handles on both sides and the lid locks into place. 

The warranty runs for one year, which is an industry standard.

#2 Instant Pot DUO80 8 Qt 7-in-1

With its 1200-Watts, you have adequate power for all its functions and it is made of 18/8 stainless-steel for the outside housing that is brushed for having a nice mat shine showing no finger prints.

The electronics are in the bottom and the bottom housing is 3-ply thick made of food grade stainless-steel composed of 50% iron and 0.8% carbon. This is the best-selling slow cooker on Amazon.com® today. It is indeed durable and easy to clean with stainless-steel lid and black plastic outside and for the handle. It resists any rusting and there are no chemical coatings.

This cooker is so multipurpose with it’s 7-in-1 functions being a slow cooker, rice cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, breakfast hot cereal cooker, yogurt maker, and warmer for leftovers. It browns meat, sautés veggies, and does just about anything.

#3 Hamilton Beach (33473)

Not only is this slow cooker 5 quarts, but it also has a lid latch strap, which makes it easier to transport because the lid stays in place. Another great thing about this product is that it has a small chalkboard on the front so you can easily write what’s currently cooking or is inside.

This is great for parties and get-togethers so people don’t have to continuously ask what’s inside. There are several different ways you can program this slow cooker and you can also put what temperature you want and the length of time you want it to cook.

#4 KitchenAid KSC6223SS 

This 6-quart slow cooker has 4 different temperature settings to help ensure that you can cook several different types of foods. In addition, the LED display makes it so you can easily see how much cooking time is left.

This product has a high level of convenience because it is able to be programmed for 24 hours, which means you can program it and leave it at any time. Besides the low heat and high heat, it also has a keep warm setting.

This is great for keeping the food warm once it’s completely done the cooking so you don’t have to worry about it overcooking or getting cold.

#5 Hamilton Beach Set n’ Forget 33969

This six-quart bowl allows you to cook for five to seven people, making it a great choice for feeding large groups.

Since the rubber seal and clamps help the lid stay on, this slow cooker is easier to travel with whether you’re driving to a tailgating party or bringing it to a potluck dinner. You’ll want to be careful when releasing the clamps as they fly back fast and hard. This could hit your fingers, so be wary. 

This slow cooker had average performance in our testing. It was one of the most expensive in our comparison, but that is due to all of the extra features it comes with. It retains a decent amount of water while cooking, so your food shouldn’t dry out when left on for hours at a time. The digital display was a little less intuitive than we would have liked and the timer itself can only be set up to 12 hours, which is fine for most dishes but less than the average 24-hour timing option found on other digital slow cookers. 

You won’t find any included recipes with this device, but you can find plenty online to get you going. Hamilton Beach covers this device with a one-year warranty, which is average, but not the best we’ve seen.

#6 Aicok Slow Cooker

This 7 quart, the oval slow cooker is rated at 4.5 stars. It can serve 7 or more people, which means it can easily feed a small crowd. Not only does it have a digital timer, but you can also program the cooking time to cook between 30 minutes and 12 hours.

It also has a keep warm option for when the food is done but you don’t want to let it get cold. The inside is non-stick, as well as microwave and dishwasher safe. Finally, it is covered under a 2-year full refund or replacement warranty, which means there is virtually no risk of purchasing!

#7 Aroma Housewares 

The Aroma® Housewares 20-cup cooked and 10-cup uncooked rice cooker, slow cooker, or food steamer model number ARC-150SB is digitally controlled and cool to touch. The top best seller on Amazon.com® has a 15-hour delay timer, will cook white and brown rice, steam, and slow cook. You can cook rice of any type from 4- to 20-cups. It will cook quinoa, porridge, oats, grits, and cereals and the cooker is BPA-free. Rice and dry beans do not need to be soaked.

The lid is hinged so that it opens up, but does not completely come off. The beeper will sound when your food is done. All removable parts are dishwasher safe.

The dimensions are 10.83-inches long x 11.22-inches wide x 10.83-inches high weighing about 5 pounds.

#8 Crock-Pot 2-QT Round Manual Slow Cooker

This 2-quart slow cooker is great for a couple or group of 3. It makes just enough food so that you feel full and don’t have a bunch of leftovers that will go to waste. It has 3 basic settings, which are: high, low, and keep warm.

Both the glass and insert are easily cleaned and safe to put into the dishwasher. The fact that it’s so small means you can easily transport it and not have to worry about it being too heavy. The inside itself can also be put into the oven if you wanted to go that route.