Slow cookers are available in a wide variety of sizes including those for a single person. Sizes available range from 1 quart to 8 quarts, with the 2- or 3-quart sizes recommended for single servings.
For those cooking for a single meal, the 2-quart size is recommended, but those who want a few leftovers for a second meal should go for the 3-quart. All slow cooker sizes are available in programmable or mechanical models. Programmable models allow you to set a cooking time and leave the meal unattended, while mechanical cookers have a power switch and temperature setting like an oven. This allows users to select the size and cooking method.