What to look for when buying a slow cooker

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What are the most popular slow cookers on the market? Buzzrake examined over 14,000 user opinions on slow cookers to find out what models users like the most and more importantly - what makes them better than other models. Slow cookers are very straight forward, simple appliances. Just take note of these tips and you'll be good to go:

  1. Price - slow cookers are a pretty cheap appliance, with an average price of about $55. User opinions show that investing just a few extra bucks can go a long way: larger, pricier models ($50-$70) consistently receive higher customer satisfaction ratings than smaller, cheaper ones (under $25).
  2. Brand - don't be blinded by luxury brand names. Hamilton Beach, for example, is rated much higher than Crock-Pot, and offers several reasonably priced slow cookers. High-end brands, such as 360 Cookware, tend to receive lower customer satisfaction ratings.
  3. Programmable settings - your don't really need them. Sure, a timer is a great feature, but most of the top-rated models don't have one. This shouldn't be a major factor in your decision.

Following are the slow cookers with the highest customer satisfaction scores. Buzzrake took into account the manner and frequency in which users mention their overall satisfaction with their slow cooker.

Top Rated Slow Cookers

#1 rated in top rated: Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Slow Cooker, scored 100/100100

1. Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Slow Cooker

The Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Slow Cooker has the highest customer satisfaction ratings among all slow cookers. This programmable model also tops the charts for ease of cleanup. It was chosen by users as the #2 best slow cooker on the market.
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#2 rated in top rated: West Bend 5-Quart Slow Cooker, scored 95/10094

2. West Bend 5-Quart Slow Cooker

The West Bend 5-Quart Slow Cooker is the #2 top rated slow cooker. Users describe it as a very convenient, lightweight unit. It receives great scores for ease of cleanup.
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#3 rated in top rated: Frigidaire Professional 7-Quart Slow Cooker, scored 90/10089

3. Frigidaire Professional 7-Quart Slow Cooker

According to user opinions, the Frigidaire Professional 7-Quart Slow Cooker is the 3rd top rated slow cooker. This product is exceptionally highly rated - it was chosen as the #1 overall best slow cooker. It takes 2nd place for both performance and appearance.
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