All-Clad, Crock-Pot and Hamilton Beach make slow cookers ranked among the best by Real Simple and Good Housekeeping. Features that helped move specific models to the top of the "best of" lists include overall versatility and temperature probes.
The All-Clad 6.5-quart electric slow cooker with ceramic insert, with product number 99093, is Good Housekeeping’s top pick as of 2015. Real Simple named the Hamilton Beach Simplicity 6-quart slow cooker “Best All-Around," and the Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable stovetop slow cooker received its “Editor’s Choice” award. Good Housekeeping praised the colorful Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 slow cooker, with product number 33134, for its versatility.
Good Houskeeping rated the Crock-Pot Smart-Set slow cooker, with model number SCVC600-SS, highly due to its fool-proof temperature probe, while the Crock-Pot Versaware pro slow cooker, model number SCV1600B-SS, was selected based on its versatility.