Reviewing slow cookers almost seems unnecessary. The core function of the category is so simple, and the fundamentals have changed so little over the electrified version's 80-ish years of existence, we didn't expect to see much differentiation between products.
It's for that reason that we stuck with the higher-end models in this roundup. We saw some variation in cooking performance between models, at least between the ceramic-crock and the metal-crock-based units, but the real differences came down to peripheral features, design, and usability. How many cooking modes do you get, how well do they work, are they … Read more