Slow Cookers & Crock Pots Information
Slow cookers (also known as Crock-Pot) are mostly used for simmering, which means using low-heat for extended periods of time. The benefit of slow-cooking is that food becomes tenderer, then if it is cooked on stove, as all of its tissues break down. Flavor also can infuse over time.
Slow cookers or Crock-Pots are electronically heated ceramic bowl with glass lid. They usually have only a few settings, such as 'low', 'medium', and 'high'. The benefit of slow-cooking is mainly convenience. Generally Crock-Pots are safe enough to turn on before work and return to before dinner to a fully cooked meal.
We recommend that you look into our big selection of Slow Cookers and Crock-Pots by Hamilton Beach, Presto, Cuisinart, Oster and Nesco.
What you plan to use your Crock Pot for? Generally, larger size slow cookers are designed to hold larger foods, such as cuts of meats or even a whole chicken; while smaller ones designed to handle foods like soups or stews.
Insert type: In most slow cookers you can remove stoneware inserts, which are sturdy, very practical and also dishwasher safe. Some models have nonstick coating, and it is recommended to hand wash them in warm water with soap.
The size of a family: Larger families may consider looking for a 6-quart slow cooker, while smaller families or single people may do better with a 4-quart model.