How to Choose a Slow Cooker

Our experts select the best slow cookers for every budget and need - and offer their slow-cooking secrets (11 Photos)

Josey Miller on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:39AM

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How to Choose a Slow Cooker

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Best Slow Cooker for Beginners

“I’m a Hamilton Beach gal,” says Hensperger—and the Hamilton Beach Set n' Forget is a popular choice. But, she says, beginner buyers, beware: “[Whether or not you go with Hamilton Beach], don’t ever pick one that doesn’t have a removable crock, or one that only lets you shut it on and off by using the plug. Those versions are practically obsolete now; in fact, you have to wonder how cooks managed with those since cleaning them is such a hassle.”

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