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 SCCPVL610-S-A 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel
8 used from $43.36
- 6 quart Cook & Carry Slow Cooker serves 7 plus people
- Digital countdown control lets you program cook times anywhere from 30 minutes up to 20 hours; shifts to Warm setting automatically once cook time completes
- Easy to use locking lid featuring lid gasket provides extra seal for less mess on the go
- All Crock Pot Slow Cooker removable stone inserts (without lid) may be used safely in the microwave and the oven set up to 400 degree F; If you own another slow cooker brand, please refer to your owner’s manual for specific crockery cooking medium tolerances
- Works on 240 Watts at 120V A.C; and 60Hz