Slow Cookers

The 6 Best Slow Cookers, According to Our Readers — Shopping

It seems like there are as many slow cookers on the market as there are slow cooker recipes on the internet. How do you know which slow cooker is best to buy? There are so many to choose from! We have four different models just in our photo studio!

So how can you tell which Crock-Pot is worth your money? You could take a chance with an Amazon bestseller, or you could do what we did and crowdsource Kitchn readers. We asked you guys on Facebook to tell us what slow cookers you all have (and love!) at home. These are the ones that came up again and again.

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The 6-Quart Instant Pot Is Now the Cheapest It’s Been in 2 Years — Amazon Deal of the Day

Mondays, right? Argh! Here's something that might make yours a little better: The 6-Quart Instant Pot is currently 29 percent off. It's currently $70 (instead of the usual $100), making it the cheapest it's been since Cyber Monday in 2016. So if you've been thinking about getting one, now is the time to do so!

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17 Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan — Recipes from The Kitchn

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for getting super-easy, nearly hands-off chicken dinners on the table night after night. From slow cooker burrito bowls and fajitas, to the easiest ever chicken tikka masala and comforting soups, here are a handful of easy slow cooker chicken dinners to keep in regular rotation in your meal plan.

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So Your Slow Cooker Recipe Only Takes 4 Hours. Here’s How to Fix It. — Tips from The Kitchn

One of a slow cooker's best characteristics is its ability to cook a meal for you while you do a hundred other things. Dump the makings of a hearty chili into one, let it do its thing while you go about your day, and return home to a warm dinner ready and waiting. The only kicker is that some slow cooker recipes call for a shorter cook time than you want. If you're out for eight hours, a recipe that takes just four hours just isn't going to work. Luckily, those kinds of recipes don't have to be left for weekends. Here's how to add time onto short-cooking recipes and make them fit your schedule.

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Recipe: 10-Hour Slow Cooker Chana Masala — Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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This version of chana masala, a dish of chickpeas braised in a gingery tomato gravy, is for those of you who love having a deeply seasoned sauce to sop up with naan or ladle over rice. It's for you if you crave big flavor from a vegetarian dish, and this recipe is especially for you if you're looking for a slow cooker recipe that's going to take you past the eight-hour mark into 10-hour territory.

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Do You Call It a Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot? — Kitchn Slow Cooker

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That thing that saves my weeknight dinners? I don't call it a Crock-Pot®, or even the more generic "crockpot," which technically isn't a word, at least not according to spellcheck. I call it a slow cooker, because that's what it is and I'm a stickler when it comes to words and not the least bit dogmatic when it comes to dinner.

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