Discover what the best slow cooker is for you
Get all of the facts first before you buy your first slow cooker. We like choice don’t we, and with slow cookers there are plenty to choose from. Know what is the best slow cooker for you and your family.
Take into account the following features when choosing your new slow cooker:
The most popular brand is Rival and has the largest selection. Another popular brand is Hamilton Beach which also has a good selection but there are dozens of brand names out there all trying to convince you they are the best. Look around and check out the ranges and be familiar with the prices so you get the best pot at the best price.
There are simple types of slow cookers that have 2 or 3 settings (high, low, off) and others are smart pot digital crock pots. With these digital ones you can set the time you want to start cooking, keep warm, or turn off.
There are slow cookers in one piece with non removable bowls. You can also get two pieces with the bowl being able to be taken out to serve the food at the table, to clean, or store the cooked food in the refrigerator. Removable bowls have the advantage with large pots that they can be removed easier as they can be heavy.
How big is your family and what do you want to cook in it? You may only need a small slow cooker for two or are you cooking for six and need a larger size? The most popular sizes are 3-4 quarts for small families to a 6-7 quart for large families.
Another thing to consider is the shape. There are two shapes being round and oval. Round is good for soups and stews and oval is good for cooking larger meats like whole chicken.
Lids should fit well and the domed ones are the best as they trap the heat and allow it to drip down back into the pot. You can also get a lid which clamps to seal so that it can’t spill when carrying.
Rival was the first slow cooker and has the best selection and you probably cant go wrong with them. You can buy them at Department stores or easier still you can shop online at AMAZON.COM . Buying a new slow cooker should be enjoyable so go have some fun.
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