What Is the Difference Between a Slow Cooker and a Crock-Pot?

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The main difference between a slow cooker and a Crock-Pot is how the heat is dispersed throughout the appliance. Slow cookers cook with heat from the bottom and allow a wide range of temperatures at which to cook the food. Crock-Pots cook with heat from the sides and tend to cook at two or three main temperatures: low, medium and high.