Hamilton Beach's Set'n Forget slow cooker consistently ranks at, or near, the top in all slow cooker reviews. Several features are mentioned regularly, but the temperature cooking probe that allows cooking to the internal dish temperature, instead of timed cooking, is the most popular feature.
Hamilton Beach's low cost, relative to its competitors, also makes the Set'n Forget slow cooker popular. Crock-Pot, the oldest brand of slow cooker, also consistently rates near the top in most slow cooker reviews. It has a highly rated temperature probe cooking capability, but its ability to be programmed for different temperature settings in a single cook cycle is rated well. For example, the cooker can be set to cook on high for two hours, then switch itself to low for another eight hours. Its price is usually about twice that of the Hamilton Beach model.