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#1

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 5009 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build and design

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Controls and functionality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010

Pros

  • 6-quart large capacity cooks for up to 6 people
  • 10 built-in safety features ensure safety pressure cooking
  • Easy and convenient to use

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#2

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 2157 reviews
Performance

9.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.9010
Build and design

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Controls and functionality

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Convenience

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010

Pros

  • 14 safety features
  • Ceramic coated and nonstick
  • Includes air fryer basket for cooking healthy meals

Cons

  • Compatible with wooden or silicone utensils only
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#3

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 972 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build and design

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Controls and functionality

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Convenience

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010

Pros

  • Dishwasher safe parts makes it easy to clean and maintain
  • Keeps warm setting that maintains the ideal serving temperature
  • Lid latch strap anchor on the base reduces messy spills

Cons

  • Inferior quality aluminum bends easily
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#4

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 657 reviews
Performance

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010
Build and design

9.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.8010
Controls and functionality

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Convenience

9.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.7010

Pros

  • Dishwasher-safe stoneware and lid
  • Keeps meal warm while serving
  • Oven-safe 2.5-quart stoneware

Cons

  • For small household only
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#5

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4349 reviews
Performance

9.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.3010
Build and design

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Controls and functionality

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Convenience

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010

Pros

  • Dishwasher-safe locking glass lid
  • Removable and dishwasher-safe stoneware insert
  • Serves 7+ people

Cons

  • No indicator light
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#6

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 263 reviews
Performance

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010
Build and design

9.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.5010
Controls and functionality

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Convenience

9.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.6010

Pros

  • Cool touch handle allows to safely remove and serve air fried foods
  • Adjustable time and temperature offers an excellent cooking control and versatility
  • Non-stick coated interior easily releases food for convenient cleaning

Cons

  • Average build quality
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#7

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 46 reviews
Performance

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Build and design

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010
Controls and functionality

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Convenience

9.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.4010

Pros

  • Easy release steam dial keeps the hands away from hot steam
  • Built-in steriliser function makes it ideal to sterilise baby bottles or utensils
  • Equipped with an LED Status bar for tracking pressurization and preheating

Cons

  • Average durability
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#8

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 5000 reviews
Performance

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Build and design

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Controls and functionality

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Convenience

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010

Pros

  • Programmable digital control allows to program cook times from 30 minutes up to 20 hours
  • Automatically shifts to the warm setting to maintain the perfect temperature of food
  • Easy-to-use locking lid with rubber gasket offers extra seal for less mess

Cons

  • Inferior quality lid
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#9

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 4335 reviews
Performance

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Build and design

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Controls and functionality

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Convenience

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010

Pros

  • Serves 9+ people
  • Dishwasher-safe stoneware and lid
  • Uses less energy than convection oven

Cons

  • Body gets hot easily
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#10

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 149 reviews
Performance

9.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.2010
Build and design

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010
Controls and functionality

8.2

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.2010
Convenience

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010

Pros

  • Equipped with an LED Status bar for tracking pressurization and preheating
  • Built-in steriliser function makes it ideal to sterilise baby bottles or utensils
  • Easy release steam dial keeps the hands away from hot steam

Cons

  • Average durability
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#11

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 1494 reviews
Performance

8.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Build and design

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Controls and functionality

8.3

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.3010
Convenience

9.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.1010

Pros

  • Automatic temperature controls
  • Flexible programming options
  • 7-quart capacity

Cons

  • No digital display
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#12

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 466 reviews
Performance

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Build and design

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Controls and functionality

7.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.9010
Convenience

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010

Pros

  • Spacious 8-quart size
  • Manual pressure function
  • Nonstick and dishwasher-safe cooking pot

Cons

  • Coating comes off after long usage
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#13

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 129 reviews
Performance

8.9

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.9010
Build and design

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Controls and functionality

7.6

Created with Raphaël 2.1.27.6010
Convenience

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010

Pros

  • Stress free steam release dial keeps hands away from the steam when releasing pressure
  • 6 quart capacity allows to cook food in bulk for up to 7 people
  • Status bar illuminates to track pressurization and preheat progress.

Cons

  • Average durability
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#14

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.6010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 402 reviews
Performance

8.8

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.8010
Build and design

8.4

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.4010
Controls and functionality

8.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.0010
Convenience

8.7

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.7010

Pros

  • Dishwasher-safe stoneware and glass lid offers an easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Features 7-quart huge capacity that allows to cook food in bulk
  • Built-in warm feature keeps the dish at an ideal serving temperature

Cons

  • Unsound build quality
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#15

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Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Overall BVR Rating
Based on 86 reviews
Performance

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Build and design

8.5

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.5010
Controls and functionality

8.1

Created with Raphaël 2.1.28.1010
Convenience

9.0

Created with Raphaël 2.1.29.0010

Pros

  • Cooker automatically shifts to keep food at the perfect temperature
  • Detachable and dishwasher-safe parts offers an effortless cleaning
  • Can be used directly on gas, electric or ceramic stovetops

Cons

  • Lid does not seal properly

Slow Cooker Buying Guide

Today, there are many types of cooking appliances in the market, from instant pots, multicookers, pressure cookers and many more. A slow cooker is a busy person's best friend in small kitchen appliances. Using a Slow Cooker is a budget-friendly and convenient way to get healthy homemade food with minimal effort. So, no matter how busy your schedule is you can always make some healthy food for your family. You can put the food for cooking and it will automatically cook and keep it warm so that you can enjoy a perfect dinner at home after a hectic day. You will be impressed by its easy features and attractive design if you are planning to buy a Slow Cooker. 

Benefits of Slow Cookers

Uses Less Electricity

A Slow Cooker uses less electricity than standard electric ovens or inductions. On a lower setting, a Slow Cooker consumes only 150 watts per hour which is quite less as compared to an electric cooker or an oven. 

Slow Cooking Mechanism

The Slow Cooker features low-temperature cooking for a long duration, which helps to tenderize inexpensive cuts of meat. Additionally, Slow Cookers do not heat the kitchen as ovens or induce induction, which is a real blessing on a hot summer day.

Usage 

With a Slow Cooker, you can cook many dishes of pork, chicken and many more conveniently. As this appliance takes longer time to cook, it ensures efficient and uniform cooking. 

Convenient

Cooking meals in a Slow Cooker is a great and convenient option. Whether you are at home or work you can put the ingredients and leave it for cooking. It will automatically shift to warm function after meeting the cooking cycle. You can now go to work and come home to a healthy and warm meal. A Slow Cooker allows one-step preparation and saves time. It also cuts down on the cleaning time because of its simple design. 

Factors to Consider before Buying Slow Cookers

Timer

The timer feature counts the time of cooking on the Slow Cooker and alerts when the cooking cycle is finished. Not all the Slow Cooker models have a timer feature, so it is better to go for the one that comes with this feature for a better cooking experience. 

Size 

You can get small Slow Cookers that are only useful for keeping dips warm, or you can get large-capacity ones too. It ranges between 2 quarts for a smaller size and 10 quarts for the largest. If you like to cook double recipes at one go, you can opt for a bigger size.

Shape

Slow Cookers are counter-top appliances that run on electricity. They are used to cook food like stew, meat, vegetable etc. Such cookers use low temperature to cook food over a longer period making the food tender and soft to eat. Conventional Slow Cookers come in round or oval shapes.

Cleaning 

It is advisable to buy a Slow Cooker which is easy to clean. Many brands in the market are dishwasher safe. Keep in mind that the Slow Cookers with touchpad controls are easier to clean than the one that comes with a knob.

Pot and Lid Material

If you are planning to buy a Slow Cooker, make sure to try avoiding stoneware and ceramic pots, as they are very heavy. Buy aluminum pots as they have a non-stick coating and are lightweight, which makes them convenient to use.

Indicator Light

Choose a Slow Cooker that comes with an indicator light as this light indicates when the cooking cycle is over. 

Cooking Mechanism

Some Slow Cookers come surrounded with a heating element, while some come just in a metallic finish. If you buy a Slow Cooker with a heating element, the heat won’t distribute evenly, resulting in more stirring. It is always better to go for the one with a metallic body. Since metals are good conductors, the food will cook evenly.

Warming function

Slow Cookers have high- and low-temperature cooking settings, but some also come with warming setting, that keeps food warm at a lower temperature. It is advisable to invest in one that comes with this function.

Auto-cut

Most of these cookers come with an automatic power cut feature that shuts down the appliance once the food is done. This is very convenient in case you forget to switch off the appliance thus preventing any accidents. 

Conclusion

Buying a Slow Cooker is a perfect choice for those who love to cook at home regularly. It is easy to use, affordable and makes healthy and enjoyable food both gently and evenly. Imagine putting all the ingredients in the Slow Cooker as you rush out of your door for office. When you reach home after a hectic day, you can smell the aroma of the food through the air. Today, there are plenty of brands with different features in the market, thus choosing the best one is a confusing task. Therefore, to understand your buying options take a look at the most recommended and reviewed Slow Cooker above.

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