The best slow cooker


We’ve been recommending the Hamilton Beach Set & Forget 6 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker since we first published this review in 2013. And after testing it against eight new competitors, we’ve found that it still offers the best performance and features of any available slow cooker. The Set & Forget consistently cooked foods at a gentle simmer, making the most tender roast in our tests. It’s one of the few cookers we tested with a locking lid that seals tightly for easy transport, as well as a probe thermometer so you can cook to a target temperature.

I know The Loop’s publisher just got a slow cooker and is enjoying using it. I’ve had one for a year and love it as well. They are especially good for throwing everything in the pot in the morning and coming home after work to an already done meal.