There are many different manufacturers of slow cookers, such as Cuisinart, All-Clad and Crock-Pot. Vita Clay and Hamilton Beach are other manufacturers that also make slow cookers.
Crock-Pots — generically known as slow cookers — come in a large number of different sizes, with small units available in 1.5, 3 and 4 quarts and larger units available in 6, 7, and 8 quarts. Different sized cookers are available from multiple manufacturers, including H...
Some of the best crock pots of 2015 include the Cuisinart MSC-600, the West Bend 84966, the Waring WSC650 and the Hamilton Beach 33461, according to Best Reviews. These crock pots win praise for their range of features, convenience and design.
The top-rated crock-pots according to The Sweet Home as of 2015 are the Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Programmable Set 'n Forget and Crock-Pot 6.5 Quart Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker. Good Housekeeping lists the All-Clad 6.5 Quart Electric Slow Cooker with Ceramic Inser...
The Hamilton Beach 33969A 6-Quart Programmable Set 'n Forget is ranked as a top slow cooker on many home product review websites. It is also one of the most affordable, with a price tag of around $50, as of 2015.
A quick way to make chicken in a Crock-Pot is to place one whole chicken and one-half stick of butter into a Crock-Pot, cooking it on high for four to six hours. After the chicken is cooked, the drippings in the bottom of the Crock-Pot are used to make gravy.
The manufacturer sets Crock-Pot temperatures for safe cooking with the low setting at approximately 200 degrees Fahrenheit and the high setting at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Slow cooker owners should not attempt to vary the preset temperatures.