Working all day is stressful and for many people, coming home and cooking an elaborate meal is just not high on their priority list. There are days that you simply want to come home and relax, but dinner won’t cook itself. Fortunately, there are slow cookers and instant pots that will do most of the work for you!
Slow cookers have been around for quite some time and they are extremely useful. Put your ingredients in and let it do its thing. Now there are also instant pots that cook your food faster and without it running all day. There are countless slow cookers available and accessories to go along with them. Below are the Top 10 Best Slow Cookers and Accessories for 2019.
10. Instant Pot Ultra 3 Quart Cooker
The Instant Pot Ultra is one of the newest additions to this category. The 3 quart model features simple and easy programming for any type of food. It’s 70% faster than earlier models and has preset programs for a variety of foods. It can be used as a steamer, pressure cooker, or slow cooker. Fast or slow, this model is the definition of an easy meal!
9. Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Slow Cooker
This 6 quart slow cooker from Hamilton Beach can be programmed to cook for a certain amount of time or to a certain temperature. It features a temperature probe to make sure your food is cooked perfectly each time. The lid also has clips to prevent spills, should you need to transport the cooker.
8. Crock Pot 4 Quart Slow Cooker
This old school style slow cooker is easy to use and has an attractive price tag. While it lacks the digital programming of some of the other models, the simplicity of adding ingredients and simply turning the knob to low or high, can’t be beat. There’s a reason that this model is so popular.
7. Tru BS-325LR Cooker
The Tru BS-325LR is actually three slow cookers in one. This model is perfect for larger families or for gatherings. With three separate heating controls and 2.5 quart pots, you can cook multiple dishes in this one unit.
6. Hamilton Beach Travel Case
The first accessory on this list, the Hamilton Beach Travel Case is a must for those that find themselves constantly taking food to family gatherings or other events. It’s insulated to keep the food warm and it helps prevent spills during transport. It can fit slow cookers ranging from 4 to 8 quarts and can be used to keep dirt and dust off of your slow cooker while it’s in storage.
5. Crock Pot 2.5 Quart Casserole Slow Cooker
The Crock Pot 2.5 Quart Casserole cooker is a shallow slow cooker that is, as it its name implies, perfect for casseroles. Simple high, low, and warm settings make this easy to use and the clips for the lid make transporting hot meals a breeze. You can never go wrong with a simple and easy to use Crock Pot.
4. PanSaver EZ Clean Cooking Liners
These slow cooker liners are an absolute must have if you use your slow cooker regularly. They reduce the risk of contamination, since the food doesn’t actually touch the pan, and they make cleanup super easy! If you haven’t tried these yet, do yourself a favor and grab a pack. You won’t regret it!
3. Crock Pot SCCPMD1-BL Double Oval Slow Cooker
This double slow cooker is perfect for entertaining, as it features a unique hook-up to connect it to additional units. It can also be used by itself, but there’s only one heat control that operates both pots. It has high, low, and warm setting for easy use.
2. Ninja OP302 Foodi Cooker
The Ninja OP302 Foodi Cooker is a pressure cooker and an air fryer in one easy to use unit. It will cook food faster and healthier than traditional frying in grease. It even includes a dehydrate function to make jerky. While it’s a bit more expensive than some other cookers, it has a wide variety of features to justify the cost.
1. Pioneer Woman 6 Quart Instant Pot
The Instant Pot by Pioneer Woman can replace many of your kitchen appliances. It’s a slow cooker, pressure cooker, and steamer in one package. It has a variety of preset cooking programs and the digital display is easy to read. It looks great, it’s easy to use, and has a plethora of features. Add in the great reviews and this should be on everyone’s list for new slow cookers.
Dinner is served!
There’s a reason that slow cookers and instant pots are so popular. They are easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and can cook almost anything. They are also easy to keep clean and can be stored away when not in use. They are also very convenient when you have to transport your food to events or gatherings.
Now that you’ve seen some of the best slow cookers and accessories on the market, you just need to order one and decide what to cook. The best part is that you get to relax while dinner is cooking. Standing over a hot stove is so overrated!