Slow cookers, including those rated as the best by Amazon customers, can be purchased through Amazon. The top rated slow cookers, as reviewed by Real Simple in 2012, can also be purchased at Target, Williams-Sonoma and through the Hamilton Beach and Crock-Pot websites.
Crock-Pot, Hamilton Beach and Proctor Silex slow cookers are rated highly by Amazon customers. Many of the models receive a rating of 4 stars or higher and vary greatly in price depending upon the features offered.
The Cuisinart 7-Quart Multicooker is rated as the best deluxe slow cooker by Real Simple. The Crock-Pot 4-Quart cooker is reported to be the top pick for small families, and the Hamilton Beach Simplicity 6-Quart model is chosen as the magazine's best all-around slow cooker.