Crockpots are lifesavers. Just chuck a bunch of ingredients in, set the dial and, boom! You have a meal. It is not uncommon to see someone with a Crockpot slow cooker bought decades ago. The key here is to buy a manual model (one with just a simple temperature dial on it) instead of one with extra timers and electronics. While these might be nice, they have been proven to not stand the test of time as well. The simpler the better is always the best way with BFIL products.
I recommend something around a 6-7 quart size for most people. This will allow you to do some larger dishes (pork tenderloin, pulled pork) without any space issues. Also, if you have a family you’ll want to have these larger models for sure.
Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook' N Carry 6-Quart Oval Manual Portable Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel
16 used from $26.68
- 1800-watt 3/5-cubic-foot 4-slice oven with 8 preset functions and Element IQ technology
- Backlit LCD screen; time/temp control dial; defrost button; temperature-conversion button
- Tempered-glass door; 3 rack positions; removable crumb tray for quick cleanup
- Includes 10-by-10-inch enamel baking pan and 10-by-10-inch enamel broil rack
- Measures 16-1/2 by 14-1/4 by 10 inches; 1-year limited warranty