Best Of Slow Cookers – With Ceramic Insert

Best Of Slow Cookers – With Ceramic Insert

best of slow cookers with ceramic insert

 

Looking For A Healthier Slow Cooker Option?

Many slow cookers have inserts with a non stick surface. However if you’re trying to detox your cookware, a slow cooker with a ceramic insert is the healthiest choice. Not only is a ceramic insert a healthier choice, but it looks good enough to be used to serve straight on the table. Find more information on the importance of using non toxic cookware here.

Slow cookers, also known as crock pots, have been around since the 1970s. They are convenient, easy to use and you can cook an excellent meal without going to too much trouble. Add the ingredients, set the heat and timer, and it cooks while you are busy elsewhere.

You can make wonderful one pot meals of all sorts with your slow cooker. Meals for meat lovers, vegans, vegetarians, Mexican food,  curries, soups, healthy bone broths and desserts.

Here are five of the best of slow cookers with ceramic inserts on the market. We’ve included a selection of different models with different prices and different sizes. You’re sure to find one that suits, whether you are catering for a large family, a couple or for singles. 

 

 

1. All Clad Programmable 6.5 Quart Slow Cooker With Ceramic Liner

 


The All Clad Programmable slow cooker with a ceramic liner is 6 ½ quarts and is perfect for making all sorts of meals. It’s also available in a smaller 4 quart size too. Set the timer and your meal is ready by the time you get home from work. The timer allows you to pre-program it to start cooking at a time convenient to you.

It has a complete cycle of 26 hours with cooking times of between 4 and 20 hours. The All Clad slow cooker cooks your food to perfection while you are out or busy at work.

With a digital display that is easy to read and push-buttons it’s easy for you to select the right cooking program. You can choose from three temperature settings – high cooking mode for 2 to 8 hours, low for 4 to 20 hours and warm. Once your food finishes cooking it automatically switches to warm for 6 hours or until you turn it off. Dinner is ready as soon as you walk through the door.

This stylish slow cooker has a 6 ½ quart capacity. With a tempered glass lid, it allows you to see through it to check on the progress of the cooking process. The lid seals to keep in the heat and moisture to cook your food to perfection every time.

It has riveted handles on the outside of the unit as well as on the insert making it easy to carry and transport. This is good as it weighs more than 17 pounds so it is pretty heavy. The insert is black ceramic and is easy to lift out and good looking enough so you can use it on the table for easy serving.

Its larger size makes it a good option for larger families and for feeding large groups of people. The exterior is made from polished steel and is an attractive addition to any kitchen. It is easy to clean. Put the insert and lid into the dishwasher, and give the outside a wipe down with a soft, damp cloth. Do not put the outside unit into water or the dishwasher to clean it.

  • It weighs 17 pounds and is 14 inches by 19.87 inches by 11.38 inches long. 
  • The All Clad Programmable slow cooker has a lifetime warranty. 

Check out more details, reviews and the latest price here.

2. Hamilton Beach 33957 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

The Hamilton Beach 5-quart programmable slow cooker is truly convenient and portable. You can use it either in manual or automatic cooking mode. The inner pot is stoneware and the heat element wraps around the inside of the unit for even cooking f your food.

You can choose a 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10-hour cooking time in 30-minute increments. It has three temperature settings from warm, low and high. And, its touch buttons make it simple to select the correct settings for any meal. The digital display counts down and shows you how much cooking time is left and switches to warm mode when the food finishes cooking.

Cooking dinner has never been so easy. Stews, roasts, soups and all in one meals all cook to perfection in the Hamilton Beach slow cooker. You do not have to do anything once you put the food in the pot. Clip the lid on, set the timer and let your food cook.

When it has finished cooking, it is ideal to take the cooked meal to a family gathering, party, and any other event, pot and all. It is specifically designed for portability without any spills. The lid clips tight and has a gasket so it is spill proof, and has a spoon that clips to the lid for even better convenience.

The lid and stoneware insert are easy to remove, and are dishwasher safe. It has sturdy handles to make it easy to carry when full and these fold down when stored to save space in kitchen cupboards.

  • It measures 17.6 inches wide, 9.9 inches high, 11.7 inches deep and weighs around 12 pounds. 
  • This slow cooker has a 1-year warranty and a user manual.

Check out more details, reviews and the latest price here.

3. Cuisinart PSC350 3.5 Quart Slow Cooker

The Cuisinart slow cooker is small and compact with a 3.5-quart capacity. Perfect for smaller families or for singles. The size is perfect if you are a single and want leftovers for the next day. You can prepare meals for any occasion, even use it to make desserts while you are at work or out for the day.

With its 24-hour timer, it is easy to operate, clean and serve your meals straight from the slow cooker’s removable ceramic, stick resistant insert. The LCD display is easy to read and allows you to keep track of the remaining cooking time as well as the cooking setting.

It is as simple as preparing your meal and adding the ingredients to the slow cooker. Select from three temperature settings: simmer, low and high. Once your meal finishes cooking it switches to warm until you switch it off without overcooking your food. Come home to delicious aromas filling the house that get your mouth watering.

The glass lid allows you to check during the cooking process without needing to open it, and keeps the moisture in. It has non-slip rubber feet and the handles stay cool during the cooking for safety. The soft touch touchpad is easy to use.

It is quick and easy to clean. Wipe over the stainless-steel housing with a damp cloth, and put the insert and lid into the dishwasher.

  • This stylish slow cooker is 11 ¾ inches by 16 ½ inches by 14 ¼ inches deep, and weighs 11 pounds.
  • The Cuisinart slow cooker comes with an instruction manual that includes some delicious recipes. 
  • It has a three-year limited warranty and all parts that come in contact with your food are BPA free.

Check out more details, reviews and the latest price here.

4. Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker

If you are into technology, the programmable 6-quart Crock-Pot has Wi-Fi so you can control it from wherever you are. This polished stainless steel slow cooker is an oval shape. It fits large cuts of meat that can be perfectly cooked for your family or dinner party by the time you get home. Simply prepare the ingredients, put them into the slow cooker, and set the temperature and cooking time. The slow cooker does the rest.

Using the WeMo app you can check how dinner is going while out shopping or at work. All you need to do is to sync your slow cooker with the WeMo app. It gives you the flexibility to track and adjust the cooking time as well as the temperature remotely.

You can also see how much cooking time is left. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you have cooking dinner under complete control. You can also use your Crock-Pot in manual mode. Add your ingredients and choose the temperature setting using the power button on the base.

You can program the timer for 24 hours in 30-minute increments. There are four temperature settings – low, medium, high and keep warm. You can choose the perfect temperature for anything you want to cook. And, its large digital display is easy to read while in use.

It also has handles that stay cool when in use for added safety and comfort. The cord has a built-in storage area that makes the slow cooker compact to store while not in use.

This beautifully designed slow cooker is easy to clean. Wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth, and pop the stoneware insert and lid into the dishwasher.

  • It weighs 8 pounds when empty and is 9.6 inches by 17.4 inches long by 13.9 inches. 
  • This Crock-Pot slow cooker makes the perfect addition to any kitchen. 
  • The Crock-Pot has a limited 12-month warranty and its parts are BPA free.

Check out more details, reviews and the latest price here.

5. Kitchenaid KSC6223SS 6 Quart Slow Cooker

Kitchenaid’s 6-quart slow cooker allows you to serve your food from it right at the table. It is a good size for a family and for making meals for an event.

The Kitchenaid is programmable for 24 hours in increments of 30 minutes. It has four temperature settings: keep warm, low, medium and high to make a perfect meal. You cannot program the Kitchenaid to start cooking at a particular time.

Once your food has finished cooking it switches to the keep warm setting. This keeps your meal piping hot ready to serve when you get home from work or running errands.

The insert is ceramic and does not have lead or cadmium in it. Do not use the insert on the stove top or microwave oven. Although it is not recommended for use in the oven, make sure that it is no hotter than 300 degrees Fahrenheit if you do it could crack and break.

The glass lid allows you to see how the food cooking is progressing. It has swivel knobs for easy opening and while the lid does not have a rubber gasket, the outside is covered in stainless steel.

You can choose the model with a removable easy serve glass lid. This has hinges so it opens from both sides for easy serving straight from the slow cooker. Or, choose the model shown here with the standard glass lid. Both lids are cool to touch while in use.

Both the outside of the unit and insert have soft grip handles that stay cool during the cooking process. They make it easy to remove the insert and take it straight to the table for serving the food inside without the risk of burned fingers. This slow cooker has a sleek, simple and modern look.

The lid and insert are dishwasher safe, and wipe the outside of the main unit with a soft, damp cloth to keep it clean. The power cord stores out of the way on the bottom of the slow cooker, so no more tangled cables.

  • Dimensions are 14 ½ inches wide by 11 inches and it weighs 13.6 pounds so makes a perfect addition to any kitchen.
  • The Kitchenaid slow cooker has a one-year limited warranty and comes with a user manual.

Check out more details, reviews and the latest price here.

Putting It All Together – Slow cooker tips

  • Make sure you read all the instructions for your slow cooker before using it.
  • Do not put the ceramic insert in the microwave, on the stove top or in the oven unless the instructions say it is safe. If you do, you risk it breaking from being exposed to high heat.
  • You cannot brown meat in a slow cooker unless the instructions say you can. You will have to brown it in a separate skillet before putting it into the slow cooker.
  • Do not remove the lid from the slow cooker during the cooking process, this keeps moisture and flavor in your food.
  • Avoid overfilling the cooker. You will usually only be able to fill it to two thirds full. Check your instruction manual if you are not sure.
  • A slow cooker’s insert can crack when exposed to rapid temperature changes. Do not put it on to a cold counter without putting it on a tea towel first. Make sure it has cooled down before putting it into the refrigerator. Before heating it up again, let it warm up to room temperature after taking it out of the refrigerator.

Slow cookers are fantastic time saving devices that you can use to make delicious, healthy food. Always check the warranties on the brands that interest you as they vary from limited 12-month warranties to unlimited. Make sure you buy one that suits you and the size of your family.

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96 Comments

  • Holly November 20, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I actually have 2 crockpots, one has a ceramic insert and the other doesn’t (my Ninja). I use the one without ceramic interior more, but now you have me reconsidering. I know you’re right about nontoxic cookware and have asked for stainless steel cookware for Christmas specifically to get long lasting nontoxic cookware myself. Not sure why I wouldn’t apply this to crockpots! I don’t use my ceramic interior one as much because it runs really hot (even on low) and can burn things. I wonder if that can be fixed or if I need to look into one of these options you suggested.

    • Ann November 20, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Hi Holly thanks for leaving a comment. Stainless steel cookware for Christmas sounds good. My next post is for healthy water bottles and I intend to buy a few for family members’ Christmas pressies. I have the All Clad slow cooker mentioned in the post and find it really good, don’t have any issues with it being too hot and burning food. I wonder if there is some issue with yours, slow cookers should definitely not get too hot on a low setting.

  • Richard November 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Hello Ann,

    I have long been aware of the benefits of slow cookers and how convenient they can be for people who need to prepare their own meals but are short on time. 

    I have a fear of them though that has prevented me from purchasing one. Visions of food exploding all over the ceiling fill my mind when I revisit this topic with the view to purchase one. What improvements have been made to make people more at ease, especially those that have an illogical fear of them?

    THanks for your assistance.

    Rich

    • Ann November 20, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Hi Richard thanks for stopping by. Honestly you made me laugh with your comments about food exploding all over the place, I can’t imagine that happening due to the very low temperature and slow cooking method. Now, if you’re talking about pressure cookers, that’s a whole other thing……those I definitely have a fear of. I had one in the 70’s and just never did got comfortable with the idea of it. I used it a handful of time before throwing it away!

  • Vanna Denham November 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I am a huge fan of crock pots / slow cookers.  I have two, both 6 quarts and they are both ceramic.  It’s good to know that is also a healthier choice for cookware.  I wasn’t really aware of that feature before reading your post.  But I love the great taste of the food done in a slow cooker. 

    Out of the ones you featured the one that interest me the most is the 6 Quart WEMO programmable smart Wi-Fi.  If anything goes wrong with one of mine the Wi-Fi would be my replacement.

    Thanks for the information.

    V. Pearl

    • Ann November 20, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Hi Vanna thanks for the comment. I’m glad you also enjoy slow cooker cooking, it’s so easy. Yes the wifi enabled model offers even more versatility for selecting the cooking period etc., if you are away from home for an extended period of time. 

  • Kent November 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    These slow cookers seems to be pretty good value for the dollar. I checked them out on Amazon and they’re actually more affordable than I thought. I especially like the Hamilton Beach one and I think it’ll look really nice in my kitchen. I would love to come home from a long and cold winter work day to some hot stew and roast.

    Thank you for writing this best of slow cookers review, the Hamilton Beach slow cooker is now one of the things at the top of my list since I do need one pretty soon.

    • Ann November 20, 2018 at 11:56 pm

      Hi Kent thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m happy the article on best of slow cookers helped you come to a decision about which one is best for you. There’s nothing like coming home to a delicious and nutritious meal ready for you after a long day. Beats take away food any day!

  • Yormith96 March 7, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Hello there, let Me say this is one of the wonderful article am reading on slow cooker, I have taking my time to read all through and my best all the five listed slow cooker is Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker” probably because am engineer students, am much interested in the technology behind how it was connected to a WiFi and and control it anywhere in my home even with using an app I can monitor it

    • Ann March 7, 2019 at 4:15 am

      Hi there, Thanks for stopping by my site. I’m glad you found the information in this review useful. Looks like you were able to find a slow cooker that suits your needs. 

  • Wealthfather March 7, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Great Content and InformationThanks for this concise and thorough article. I have been a fan of these slow cookers especially All Clad Programmable 6.5 Quart Slow Cooker With Ceramic Liner. This is one of the best slow cooker I have ever used in my life and I can confirm to you that it is highly durable and not too expensive.

    I haven’t experienced Hamilton Beach 33957 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker but I have read about it and I am convinced its one of the best slow cookers. I hope to try others out anytime soon

    • Ann March 7, 2019 at 4:44 am

      Hi and thanks for your comments on the All Clad Programmable Slow cooker and the Hamilton Beach slow cooker. Both offer the added health benefit of having a ceramic liner which is great to add to slow cooking’s many health benefits. 

  • Paul March 7, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Dear Ann,

    Thanks for the article I really enjoyed it. I must say I found your post highly uplifting and educational.

    This post means a lot to me because I know the importance of slow cooking and to be honest its because of you, few weeks before I read your post “Why Make Slow Cooker Healthy Meals?” and its an eye-opener. My wife and myself was thinking about slow cookers since then.

    Thanks for providing thorough details on each of the slow cooker and it will be a greater help in our purchase decision. I am interested with “KitchenAid KSC6223SS 6-Qt. Slow Cooker with Standard Lid – Stainless Steel”. However I going to share your post with my wife.

    Much Success!

    Paul

    • Ann March 7, 2019 at 4:33 am

      Hi Paul thanks for stopping by and so glad my articles are helpful to you. It sounds like you already found one slow cooker that will suit you with the Kitchen Aid model, hope your wife agrees. 

  • Louis March 7, 2019 at 4:22 am

    I make use of an instant pot, but I’ve heard about crock pots but never really researched about it. I just wondered why I would want to cook slower. After reading your article, it makes a lot of sense, because I can cook my meals even while I’m at work, and have it warm when I return. 

    The Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO would be my pick all day, because I can program it using its WiFi features. This means I can control my crock pot from my office, awesome!

    Thanks for this article, found it very enlightening.

    • Ann March 7, 2019 at 4:30 am

      Hi Louis thanks for your comments. It looks like you’ve made a good choice, the extra functionality of the crockpot WEMO seems like it would be ideal. 

      Your instant pot can be used like a pressure cooker to cook very fast, so it’s the opposite of a slow cooker in many ways. However pressure cooking is also great for soups etc. 

  • ajibola40 March 7, 2019 at 4:30 am

    I must say there are many slow cookers on the market that I can’t call them fake but they are not up to standard. Why did I say that? My experience with the last slow cooker I bought is not a good one, I discovered that it consumes a lot of electricity in the cost of using it. That make me abandon using it. But looking at this list of the best slow cookers in your article I think I will like  Hamilton Beach 33957 5 Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with all its features I will like to find out more about it.

    • Ann March 7, 2019 at 5:20 am

      Hi there, yes there are a lot of slow cookers on the market, however the majority use non stick liners which is the reason I decided to write this article on slow cookers with (healthier) ceramic liners. 

      It’s strange you say your previous slow cooker consumed a lot of energy because that is generally not the case. Slow cookers have energy saving abilities as they consume around 300 watts per hour of electricity compared to approximately 4000 watts per hour of a standard oven. 

      In addition you can save more money using a slow cooker by choosing cheaper cuts of meat which can be tenderized due to the slow cooking method. You can read more about the money saving and other benefits of slow cooking in my other article.

  • Mark March 7, 2019 at 4:55 am

    My mom had a slow cooker and I’d forgotten all about it until I read this. I’ve been trying to cook more at home, especially healthier stuff, so I could certainly benefit from getting one of these. I’m also a writer, so I tend to easily forget about things like food cooking on the stove and such. This would allow me to set a cook time for several hours, while continuing on with my work undisturbed. Great info! Thanks for sharing. I can get a better idea what I’m looking for this way.

    • Ann March 7, 2019 at 5:04 am

      Hi Mark, Thanks for stopping by my site. Yes, slow cookers were a big trend back in the day and as such some people think of them as a bit old fashioned now. However, they really are a great cooking tool for modern day healthy living. I use mine a lot to make healthy soups and stews that I can then batch freeze for later. In your case, as a writer a slow cooker would be a great cooking tool, simply prepare the ingredients in the morning, set them in the slow cooker, then forget about it and get on with your writing. By dinner time, you’ll have a healthy meal all ready for you. 

  • Wayne March 7, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Hi, Ann.  You have reminded me of the days when we used to use a slow cooker.  In fact, we still have one but, I have to say, they sure have come a long way from the early days.  The one we have is ancient with one knob with 3 settings and is ceramic inside and out.

    That said, it might be time for an upgrade especially when one considers how advanced the technology is now.  So many more options.

    I especially like the idea of having one that has a clip down lid with a gasket. We occasionally go to church staff get-togethers or pot licks.  The Hamilton Beach unit would be perfect for that.  Easy to transport and no spills.  Does it only come in the one size or is there a smaller one?  It’s just my wife and me so a smaller one would fit the bill nicely.

    I suppose the Cuisinart would be a better choice but it doesn’t have the clip down lid.  A bungee cord would probably work as an alternative.

    I think we will have to resurrect the old one first and see if it still works.  The idea of having something ready at the end of a long day out is very appealing and a side benefit to that, which I think you already mentioned, is that the meals are more nutritious because it’s all inside the pot.  Almost nothing escapes.

    Your post has motivated me to haul out the old guy.  Thanks,

    Wayne

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 3:25 am

      Thanks for stopping by and so glad my post has prompted you to reconsider using a slow cooker again. It seems The Hamilton Beach models with the clip down lid and ceramic inserts are only made in bigger sizes. I guess this is due to the concept of it being easy to transport to larger gatherings where more food will be needed. You may need to go for one of the smaller models and a bungee cord LOL!

  • Gracen March 8, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Hi Ann, your review on slow cooker is great. I didn’t know that slow cookers has been around as far back as 1970s. I remember seeing one of these cookers in my neighbour’s house the last time I visited. It was in her house that I learnt the wonderful benefits of using the cooker (she made soup with it that day). I have been on the look out for this product since I saw it in her house. One thing I love most about it, is that once you set the heat and timer, you can get yourself occupied with another chore.From the products you reviewed, I love the number two, Hamilton Beach 33957, basically because it is portable and can be used either in manual or automatic mode.Thanks for reviewing on these slow cookers. Now that I have seen what I like, I will definitely visit back to purchase through the link.

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:24 am

      Hi Gracen thanks for stopping by and your kind words about my review. It seems slow cookers are having a bit of a comeback, probably due to people leading such busy lives these days. As you say you just set and forget it, then come back a few hours later, or home from work to a healthy, yummy meal, all ready to serve. Healthier and even more convenient than ringing for pizza delivery. 

  • Tolu March 8, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Hey Ann, Thanks for this review. I think everyone should have at least a slow cooker in their house. Why the benefits outweigh the cons. I hear so much myth concerning slow cooker and it is good someone like you still encourage people to go for it.  You make great savings on electricity when you opt for slow cooker, besides you get the best flavor from your meal. As regards opting for a particular brand, I would advise every would-be buyer, I prefer the Kitchenaid KSC6223SS 6 Quart

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:22 am

      Hi there and thanks for your comments. Sounds like you’ve already made your choice with the Kitchenaid 6 quart slow cooker with ceramic insert. It’s a great size slow cooker for family use. 

  • Ola March 8, 2019 at 3:50 am

    I always enjoy reading all your reviews and this one is no exception because they are very helpful. This is the most extensive and comprehensive review i have read on All Clad Programmable Slow cooker and the Hamilton Beach slow cooker. I have also tested both of them and I can say they Both offer the added health benefit of having a ceramic liner. This is an eye opener especially for women that loves to cook. I hope to do another purchase anytime soon

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:19 am

      Ola thanks for your kind words and I’m happy my reviews are useful. Nowadays I rarely make a purchase without consulting reviews, it just makes the process of choosing the right product for your needs that much quicker and easier. During the last few years I’ve been ‘detoxing’ all of my kitchenware and getting rid of all non stick cookware. Using a slow cooker with a ceramic insert makes sense to me, and they are so easy to clean anyway, there’s no need to use a non stick version. 

  • Jordan March 8, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Great choices here!

    I love my slow cooker, but these options look like a perfect upgrade. Especially because the prices are SURPRISINGLY mild! They’re not nearly as expensive as I thought they would be. What are some of your favorite recipes to use with a slow cooker?

    I’ll need to look into this. Thanks for sharing! 

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:02 am

      Hi Jordan thanks for checking out my site. I agree, there are some very affordable slow cookers that have the healthier ceramic insert option. I love making Osso Bucco in my slow cooker, you can check out my recipe under the recipe section. The meat comes out so tender and yummy, it’s like a restaurant quality dish. You get all the goodness of the bone marrow in the dish too, great gut healing properties. 

  • Seun Afotanju March 8, 2019 at 3:58 am

    This is indeed a very informative article , slow cooker are indeed a busy person’s best friend, the Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker Definitely is my next buy because of its amazing features as it can be controlled from where ever I am, the programming and time flexibility of this pot is amazing .

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:42 am

      Hi there, sounds like you’ve made your decision. Glad that this post helped you along the way. 

  • Adamu2 March 8, 2019 at 4:01 am

    hello ANN, Thanks for writing out this lovely article and I must say its a must for everylne to read. The ceramics cooker that interest me much is the Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi.it really amaze me, am sincerely OK with the size and the conditions.cooking becomes easier when busy with other things. I would love to get this Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi soon and also bookmarks this post to share with my friends. Thanks for this information. 

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:37 am

      Hi and thanks for stopping by and for the kind words about my review. Sounds like you’ve found the perfect slow cooker for you with your choice of the Crockpot 6 quart WEMO programmable model. It’s a great all rounder size, and can be used to fit a roast or whole chicken. I’m sure you’ll love it. 

  • LeNard Simmons March 8, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Thank you for sharing your post on slower cookers. I have a slower cooker, the kind with a ceramic insert, and I didn’t know that this kind of corck pot was healthier for you to use. and I didn’t know they can be on for as long as 24 hours. But I see that the programmable one can. The Quart WEMO with Smart Wi-Fi could be good for someone who runs a catering company.

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:45 am

      Hi Lenard, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Sounds like you are already familiar with the benefits of using a slow cooker. Yes, some of the new models use smart Wifi technology to add new features. 

  • cpanharun March 8, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Hi Ann,

    Thank you for writing an excellent article about slow cookers. I had no idea until I read your article. After reading the article I learned about slow cooking. Slow cooking means less cooking and cooking for more time, where your cooker temperature will not exceed 300 degrees even if it is the highest level. The world has become very modern. Most people now cook in a cooker. My mother is a fan of Slow Cooker who will help her to reduce the pain. My mother will love to see this article because she prepares new food items every day. She always studies for new slow cookers and watches You Tube channel for learning it. I’m excited to use your slow cooker and it seems to be helpful in making delicious meals. I am going to share it with my family and I believe they will also like it. I have to bookmark your article for later use. I will read it again soon.

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 8:58 am

      Hi there and thanks for stopping by. It seems like your mother is on to it and all about healthy cooking. 

  • Abdirashid Aden March 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Being in some parts of the world has its own problem especially non-developed countries, imagine I never knew what slow cookers are before today. fortunately, right away, I do have the gadget to order items from Amazon, and because you have explained much on these valuable kitchen tools, I need to give a try. I personally would have gone for Hamilton Beach mainly because it enables cooking multiple foodstuffs in one point AIO!

    Otherwise, thank you for the update!

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Hi and thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you will be able to buy a slow cooker from Amazon and start enjoying the many benefits.

  • Helen March 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I enjoyed reading your article on slow cookers. I have owned one for a long time and it really is a time saver and cooks melt in the mouth food. Even my fussy kids like the casseroles and sausages that I cook in it. I do need to experiment a bit more with it and your post has given me some inspiration… thanks!

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Helen, thanks for your comments, agree…. slow cookers turn even the cheapest cuts of meat into tender, falling off the bone yumminess. If kids like your slow cooker food, that’s a great endorsement I reckon.

  • Mike Adkins March 8, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Great information, these slow cookers are state of the art compared to my old Costco version that I have had for 15 years, mine is getting a bit worn out now and your selection has some great features…Wifi control – Wow! I really like the idea of folding handles as my old version takes up so much room! Thanks again for the rundown, really useful. Mike

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Mike, thanks for stopping by. It seems a lot of people have very old slow cookers gathering dust at the back of a kitchen cabinet somewhere. The slow cooker has had a bit of a resurgence in popularity lately due to the ever increasing buy lifestyles we all lead. Yes I agree these new models are pretty advanced compared to the old models and offer all sorts of interesting features. Hope you find one you like, and update that old one!

  • Amanda Blaine March 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Hey there, these are some great selections. Personally for a family of five I think the larger capacity one would suit us better. Thanks for going over the features of each one and non toxic is certainly a bonus.

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Hi Amanda thanks checking out my site and leaving a comment. Definitely for a family you need one of the larger slow cooker options. Hope my review post helped you make a decision on which one to buy.

  • Divine13 March 8, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    These are all great slow cooker options. I currently own a Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker and it has been a great option for me. I initially assumed slow cookers were similar to pressure cookers but it has been of great use to me. Great article. 

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      Hi there and thanks for your comment. Sounds like you are enjoying your choice of slow cooker. 

  • Lok Which March 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    These slow cookers are good . I think I will be purchasing hamilton beach due to the fact that one can use it manually and automatically. The most interesting part if this is that it is cheaper than I thought, this will be an addition to my kitchen. Thanks for sharing this informative and educative article. I’m really glad you brought this to my notice.

    • Ann March 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Hi thanks for commenting and I’m glad you found the Hamilton Beach slow cooker will fit your needs. 

  • Nick Cooke March 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    The Al Clad slow cooker looks like a good option for me. I have a slow cooker and it works great, I don’t think it’s any of the brands you mentioned and is also quite small. The size of the Al Clad will be very useful for family meals! However, my mum is disabled and my nan is getting too old to be carrying heavy, so it would be harder to use if I wasn’t there! I’m wondering what would you recommend me getting which is lighter and easy to carry but without a huge drop in size or quality? Thanks.

    • Ann March 11, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Hi there and thanks for stopping by. Honestly all slow cookers are a little heavy. But you don’t really need to move a slow cooker around much, you just place the ingredients into it and leave it to cook. You can then serve from it and once it’s empty of course the insert is lighter and easier to remove for cleaning.

  • Ajiri March 8, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    There is a reason I am scarred of slow cookers as I feel there are some type of meals it might not be able to properly prepare especially if I decide to leave it in and come back to it some hours later,
    Some meals that can easily get soaked with water making them very soft very soft might be difficult to cook with slow cookers.
    Like for example if I decide to cook noodle with a slow cooker. The only way they would not get soaked is if they are prepared with a fast cooker but using a slow cooker and setting the timer for it to get ready some hours later might make it not come out good.

    • Ann March 11, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Not exactly sure what you mean???

  • Olalekan March 9, 2019 at 5:52 am

    I can’t ask for anything more than a healthier slow cooker. I am yet to be married, am still a bachelor. With this healthier slow cooker there is no need for me to go to bed with hunger as a result of the inability to cook after work because of tiredness and stress.  One of these slow cooker will get the job done  when it comes to cooking break fast and dinner. All I need is to time it and relax and enjoy my food. I am ordering for the Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi enabled slow cooker. With Wi-Fi enabled and WEMO app on my smartphone I can monitor the cooking progress. I really love this, you did a great job. 

    • Ann March 9, 2019 at 6:07 am

      Hi there and thanks for leaving a comment. It looks like you’ve found the perfect slow cooker for your needs. 

  • Geoffrey wurz March 9, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Thank you for the review of Healthier slow cooker options. Slow cookers are great to be able to put something in before you go to work or whatever you have to do. Then when you get home all you have to do is serve it up. After a long day, they are life savers. The five that you have shown here are great choices. Thank you for sharing with us. 

    • Ann March 9, 2019 at 5:58 am

      Hi there, yep they are a lifesaver after a long day working. It’s great to come home to some healthy food all ready to serve up. 

    • Ann March 9, 2019 at 6:05 am

      Hi and thanks for stopping by. Yep, they really are a time saver and a lifesaver after a long day at work. 

    • Ann March 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Hi and thanks for stopping by. Glad that this article is useful for you.

  • Saori March 9, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Hello! I have to say I learned something new today. I consider myself a health guru but I didn’t know a slow cooker is a way to detox! I’m definitely interested in a slow cooker now. Since my family is just me and my husband, I’d think the Cuisinart PSC350 3.5 Quart Slow Cooker would work perfectly!! Thanks for a great information!

    • Ann March 9, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Hi Saori, thanks for stopping by. I’m not sure about slow cookers being a way to detox LOL! But you’ll be able to avoid toxic chemicals if you choose one of those mentioned in my article with a ceramic insert rather than a non stick finish. 

  • Vapz March 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I thought I had lost this article because I had previously seen “best of slow cookers with ceraminc inserts ” and was eager to read it and then (these smart touch screen phones can be killjoy sometines), my finger touched something and I couldn’t find it anymore. Anything that has to do with healthy living is always very interesting to me and it’s easy to catch my attention. 

    Anyway Crock pots are fantastic. I didn’t know slow cookers could come with ceramic inserts as my now old spoilt slow cooker came with an aluminum insert. Knowing the benefits of cooking with ceramics, I’m glad I found this now, so my work is cut out for me, all the research I need to do before buying a new one, all done in this article with enough quality products to choose from. The Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO Programmable Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Slow Cooker seems like it would be my choice. At least I can see and control dinner from my phone. I like that it is large too, would really work for me. And thanks for the tips.

    • Ann March 9, 2019 at 8:34 am

      Thanks for stopping by and so glad you’ve found a slow cooker that will work for you. 

  • enrique vanegas March 9, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Thank you for sharing ¨Looking For A Healthier Slow Cooker Option? ¨ Even though you reviewed Cuisinart PSC350 3.5 Quart Slow Cooker, I much prefer Cuisinart PSC650 6.5 Quart Slow Cooker.I´d say the main difference is the size, which is more convenient for me. Apart from being 6.5 Quart, it´s heavier 21.25 pounds and it measures 16.5x12x11.75 inches- 3-year warranty is the same.The housing unit is constructed of brushed stainless steel, and has two large chrome plated dome handles to make lifting secure and comfortable. A wrap around heating element ensures even heating throughout, and four large rubber feet keep the unit secure on the countertop. I would say both Cuisinart models are top for programmable convenience

    • Ann March 9, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Thanks for leaving a comment, looks like you found a slow cooker that will work for you. 

  • Craig April 1, 2019 at 12:26 am

    My slow cooker literally just bit the dust yesterday. It was halfway through a batch of chili and just flipped off and never turned back on. I was so bummed when I got home cause my house smelled like chili but I had no idea how long it had been cooking.

    I had to resort to dropping it on the gas stove instead and simmering it for hours in a regular old pan! Not really what I had planned, but it sufficed I guess.

    So glad I found this article because I was in the market for a brand new crock pot and now I know just which one to get!

    • Ann April 1, 2019 at 12:43 am

      Nightmare! Particularly when you had no idea how long your dish had been cooking for. Hope you’ll find your new slow cooker from the products mentioned here. 

  • Riaz Shah April 1, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Interesting list Ann,

    I’m eyeing on the Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO, it looks really nice and that smart wifi part is definitely something new I’ve never come across in a home appliance. Using the app to check the slow cooker, that amazing as I can focus on other things around the house while I’m at it.

    • Ann April 1, 2019 at 3:29 am

      Hi thanks for stopping by. From readers comments it seems the Crock pot Wemo is a pretty popular choice. I hope you enjoy ising it if you make the purchase. 

  • Sue April 1, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Perfect timing! Our slow cooker finally died recently after several years of use and my husband and I have just been living on microwavable dinners and oven baked pizzas. Reading your article made my mouth water. I decided I’m going back to slow cooking our meals with real meat and veggie stews.

    Thanks for the guidance on the best ones on the market! Cheers!

    Sue

    • Ann April 1, 2019 at 12:57 am

      Glad my review article helped get your tastebuds going. Healthy tasty stews will be much healthier too. 

  • Koda April 1, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Awesome post! My girlfriend and I have been looking for healthy cooking options with the slow cooker. We got the slow cooker about a month ago as a gift and have loved using it. Unfortunately, we’ve been eating uhm, relatively NOT healthy foods so, and we didn’t even CONSIDER the interior lining of the crockpot and the toxicities thereafter. A ceramic lining would be ideal, i suppose. 

    I really like the Hamilton Beach 33957 5 Quart! It’s by far the most attractive slow cooker listed in my opinion, and the fact that it’s programmable is so nice. I might consider getting this one in the next couple of weeks, so it’s great i saw your review on it. thanks so much for the quality info! much appreciated ( : 

    • Ann April 1, 2019 at 3:23 am

      Hi and thanks for commenting. A slow cooker is a great way to cook healthy food with very little effort. I hope you enjoy it. 

  • Josie May 1, 2019 at 11:23 am

    I got rid of my slow cooker a while ago because I no longer wanted to cook in unsafe non stick cookware. I actually wasn’t aware that you could get decent slow cookers that had the ceramic insert! I am excited now, because I miss using the slow cooker, I will definitely be looking into getting one of these in the near future – good health and good food goes hand in hand!

    • Ann May 1, 2019 at 2:52 pm

      Absolutely Josie, eating well plays a huge part in overall good health. Hope you buy another slow cooker, this time with the ceramic insert. 

  • Andrew G May 1, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Not only have you brought to mind an excellent product but you have also made sure to answer my questions right in the article which is excellent! I was questioning the six hours in addition to the 20 hours. But you have answered that also as well I’ll faithfully follow your posts for updates on one of the products such as these!

    • Ann May 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Hi there and thanks for leaving a comment. I’m glad you found the post useful. 

  • Rus May 3, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Hi there

    A great article offering some very nice options, I myself regularly use my slow cooker, mainly out of laziness on my part I’ll admit. But my life is very busy and I don’t have much free time so for me using a slow cooker makes sense!, I do one or fro cooks a week and freeze!!. The ceramic inserts are a must, they it so easy to clean up afterwards not to mention them being so much safer. Nice options here and great level of information.

    • Ann May 3, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Thanks for your comments and glad to hear you already get the benefits of using a slow cooker. 

  • RoDarrick May 3, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Hi Ann, thanks for this beautiful post on healthier slow cookers. I have devoured the information on the post and I couldn’t help but to be amazed on possibilities of cooking slower for me. I do get home pretty late and stressed out which leaves me feeding on fast delivery meals but using a crock pot could be an awesome benefit for me. At least, I can get my food done while am not around. For me to do this, I’d have to go for the Crock-Pot 6 Quart WEMO. It seems like a very good option with its WiFi feature benefits for easy controlling. This is a very helpful article.

    • Ann May 3, 2019 at 8:20 am

      Hi and thanks for stopping by. I’m happy my article opened up some alternatives to ordering fast food delivery. 

  • Paul May 11, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! I thought you are only focusing on 3 topics, the chronic fatigue syndrome,adrenal fatigue and GUT health. I didn’t know that you are also catering this kinds of article, now I know. 

    You did a great job here because food is also connected to health and it is also related to your GUT health topics. This slow cooker is a big help maintaining our food to be fresh and warm. This product is also preventing the food to be spoiled. 

    This is my problem sometimes in the house if I cook a big bunch of food, some of it turned out to be spoiled food. I’ve wasted too many food which is not good.

    Thank you very much for the information you gave. The article is very informative and I will check this out in Amazon.

    Have a nice day!

    • Ann May 12, 2019 at 12:37 am

      Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. My site focuses on chronic fatigue syndrome, regaining your health and maintaining your health after recovery. As chronic fatigue syndrome is a multi factorial illness many things can cause it. I aim to bring attention to living life with a chronic illness, getting to the bottom of what is causing it and living a healthier lifestyle. 

  • Todd Matthews May 11, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    The CuisineArt cooker would be my top choice here, living in an apartment alone, it would be perfect for the space I have. Something that makes me prefer slow cookers to ovens and grills because, in my opinion, not only is the food far more edible, but you can so much more in a slow cooker in terms of adding flavor. I’ve always had greater results with slow cookers and being in the market for one, CuisineArt is definitely my best fit. 

    • Ann May 12, 2019 at 12:30 am

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I agree, you can definitely get a lot of flavour from food cooked slowly. Glad you found one here you like. 

  • Pronay Pappu May 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Hello Ann,
    Thanks for your excellent article. Actually, my mom also uses slow cookers in the kitchen. But after 5 months our slow cooker didn’t work nicely. So, my mom switches to microwave. I read your article fully and I found the best products of slow cookers. I search in Amazon and it’s not disappointed me. And now I tell my mom to again switch back to slow cookers. It also looks nice in the kitchen.
    So, I want to suggest to everyone that, they can try slow cookers for cooking.
    Thanks for write this informative article.

    • Ann May 12, 2019 at 12:28 am

      I’m happy my review article has prompted you to try another slow cooker. 

  • Adyns68 May 14, 2019 at 5:02 am

    I like slow cooker because the result is always awesome ( based on my long experience of eating slow cooked food from  friends). But I never got one for myself. I never knew how to choose a good one. 

    So, after reading your post, I got an idea of what could be my first slow cooker. I will take Cuisinart PSC350 3.5 Quart Slow Cooker, the small one to start with. As I get use to it, maybe I will switch for a bigger one.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Ann May 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

      Thanks for leaving a comment. My aim in writing the post was to give a selection of the best slow cookers with ceramic inserts around in varying sizes. Depends on your circumstances the size you need. The Cuisinart 3.5 quart size is definitely a good one to start with if you are single or have a small family.

  • Merlynmac May 14, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Thanks for this great post.  I appreciate that you’ve listed 4 models to consider.

    I actually have the All-Clad unit, mainly because we’re an All-Clad kitchen.  It’s great!  If I had one wish, I’d love to have it integrate with my home and devices.  To be able to monitor and control it via my phone or Alexa would be nice.

    We used to be a Kitchenaid kitchen and I love their appliances.  Still, I may have to check out the Crock-Pot model because it boasts that connectivity the others lack.

    Thanks again,

         Scott

    • Ann May 14, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Many commenters seem to love the connectivity of the Crock pot.

  • Emmanuel Buysse May 14, 2019 at 5:45 am

    This is the post I was looking for. Not for me, but for my wife. She wants something like this for a while already, but to find a good one, it is kind of hard. They’re expensive, and not made of good quality’ at least, here in Belgium. So thanks a lot for sharing this, I’m going to show it to my wife right away! 

    • Ann May 14, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Hi and glad this post is useful to you. I’m sure you’ll be able to find a slow cooker to suit your needs here. 

  • Monalisha May 14, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Hi Ann.
    Thank you so much for your helpful post. I have read your entire post as my mother was saying that she needs a good cooker for many days. You have nicely provided the description of slow cookers. You have given 5 options to choose the best cooker. You have also given the details about those cookers. I think this post is very much helpful to all to find out the perfect slow cooker for their home. As it helps me to know many things about the slow cooker, I am gonna share your post to others for their help.
    Thank you so much for providing such a helpful post.

    • Ann May 14, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Hi and thanks for your comments, I hope your mother finds a slow cooker from this list to suit her perfectly. 

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