It's no secret that I own WAY to many slow cookers – but I do have some favorites that I pull out more often than the rest….
7 of The BEST Slow Cookers
Looking for a new slow cooker to help you through the yummy comfort-food months of Fall and Winter? Let me help you pick one that's just perfect for you! (I LOVE a good slow cooker recipe – in fact I'll be starting up Crocktober soon and I would love for you to join me!)
This one's for the mamas who are away from home ALL day! When you're nervous to have your food cooking for too long this slow cooker has a solution! Reader JoJo was raving about this new CrockPot with My Time feature – it lets you schedule what time you want your meal to be ready – and it will delay cooking and once the meal is cooked it will move to “keep warm” setting.
PERFECT! Plus it's just $53.99 right now at Target! Here's how:
- MyTime Technology automatically adjusts the cooking cycle, so meals are ready exactly when you want to eat
- Choose your food type, amount and exact meal time, and MyTime does the rest!
- Easily control cook settings on your own with the manual cook option
- Flat digital countdown control screen lets you easily schedule your desired mealtime, monitor meal progress and manually control your cook time and temperature
This is a BIG splurge (the PPP team gave it to me as a gift and I LOVE IT because it's the fanciest Crockpot on the planet!) It's no longer available in this model however there is a new one over HERE that has even better reviews. Because I use my crockpot a lot I love this one (it's just pretty on my counter!) but honestly I'm just as happy with the way my less expensive crockpots cook.
Here are more Crockpots We Love!
This is the one I use most days and I LOVE it!
This is a great basic Crockpot – if you're going to pick one crockpot to start out with, this is the one. It's programmable, turns to low after you've set your timer, and cooks really consistently like a traditional crockpot. I've been so pleased with it! Here's a pic of PPP Team Member Cheree using hers to cook up a ton of chicken all at once!
2 . Crock Pot 5-in-1
If you're ready to step up from a basic crock to one that also allows you to saute, slow cook, and even bake in it, the Crockpot 5-in-1 is fantastic. I have the original Ninja 4-in-1 and so does Shannon, while Jamie has the newer model with extra Auto-iQ settings. We all LOVE this slow cooker and it's extra features! Note: It does cook a little hot (so not a perfect choice if you work away from home all day.)
Amazon also currently has the Instant Pot Multicooker in stock!
I love this one for baking recipes that cook better when evenly spaced over a wider area – and finishing up by crisping in the oven.
Those are my top 3 “must have” crockpots (if you have space for them ~ yikes!) but here are a few more models that are loved by the PPP Team!
The perfect size for a small family – big enough for regular meals but small enough to take up less space! PPP Team Member Staci bought this slow cooker recently now that her college kids are out of the house. Now that she's cooking for just her and hubby she needed a smaller crock pot (food cooks better/more accurately when the crock pot is more full).
This is an extremely practical slow cooker that is inexpensive and big enough for most any recipe you can imagine. Plus it's portability means you'll be ready to go to potlucks without worrying about spills. PPP Team Member Jamie has this one to take food to youth group events!
If you're looking for PRETTY – this one is for you! PPP Team Member Amber has this lovely slow cooker – she says: I have the flea market flora 6 qt and it does really well. I had a Hamilton beach before this one and like this one a lot better, especially that the lid has little clamps on the side – I've not traveled with it but that would be nice to know it's secure. 🙂
A few other kitchen items I love:
Also, I love this Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set ~ we just bought it over the summer and for under $15 they're the best knives I've ever used.