Full-grip handles. Thoughtful handle design makes for easy carrying
It’s easy to cook large meals in this slow cooker, and the 10-quart capacity makes it great for big gatherings. The stoneware crock is dishwasher-safe, and the glass lid is easy to clean. The Crock-Pot 33195 is very well built, with 12 locking sides that help keep the liquid from leaking out. The slow cooker comes with a manual temperature dial, but there’s also a programmable digital temperature setting, which makes it possible to set the same cook time and temperature for slow cooking and warming. The Crock-Pot 33195 is best suited for cooking large meals; it’s too small for serving one person, and it isn’t a good choice for vegetables, which tend to overcook. We like the programmable temperature setting, but we wish the Crock-Pot 33195 had a programmable timer, too.
CLIP-TIGHT SEALED LID: Clips lock lid onto slow cooker to help prevent messy spills, perfect for traveling to potlucks, tailgates or other gatherings.
The Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Stay or Go Programmable Slow Cooker has high-quality construction, a versatile 6-quart capacity, and a good amount of settings (including low, high, and warm). The programmable setting allows you to cook for up to 20 hours, which is longer than most cookers on our list. The programmable setting also includes a timer, so you can set a delay of up to 18 hours, making it perfect for late-evening dinners or weekend meal prep. The programmable setting comes with a 60-minute countdown timer and an audible signal, so you won't lose track of time. The cooker has six settings, so you can cook on high or low for 20 hours, or switch it to warm for up to 24 hours. The slow cooker has four preset temperatures ( Low, Medium, Medium High, and High), and the temperature can be adjusted by 1 degree increments. The slow cooker also comes with lid locks, so your food will stay hot longer. The lid locks also prevent the slow cooker from accidentally opening during transport. The slow cooker's outer housing is dishwasher-safe, and the removable, dishwasher-safe enamel-coated cooking pot is dishwasher safe, too. The cooker comes with two removable stainless steel cooking pots, and the lid and handles are stainless steel. The slow cooker has easy to read, large, digital display, and a large, easy-to-read timer. The Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Stay or Go Programmable Slow Cooker has an attractive, sturdy design, and it's well-built. The removable, dishwasher-safe enamel-coated cooking pot is easy to clean, and the lid and handles are dishwasher-safe. The cooker has a generous 6-quart capacity, which makes it ideal for cooking large meals for family and friends. The cooker's medium high setting can be used for cooking vegetables, and the medium low setting can be used for cooking meats. The cooker's high setting is best for cooking meats, such as brisket and roasts, and the low setting is best for cooking vegetables, such as pumpkin and carrots. The cooker's warm setting is best for keeping cooked foods hot without overcooking, and it's also perfect for keeping cooked foods warm until they're ready to serve. The Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Stay or Go Programmable Slow Cooker is a good option for large family or group meals.
AUTOMATIC KEEP WARM. When your cooking time is up, this 6 quart slow cooker automatically shifts to warm to keep food at the perfect temperature until serving time.
The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Programmable Slow Cooker is a great, affordable option for anyone who wants a slow cooker but finds themselves constantly on the go. The programmable settings are easy to use and let you cook meals ahead of time, and the slow cooker also makes an excellent countertop oven. The bowl is nonstick, so cleanup is quick and simple, and it has a clip-tight lid that locks in place, so don't have to worry about messy spills. The pot has a handle, so it's easy to move from the stovetop to the slow cooker, and the lid has a handle, so it's easy to lift and transfer from the pot to the dishwasher. The Stay or Go is versatile enough to cook a wide variety of foods, from hearty stews to chicken Parmesan. It's easy to use, but, like most slow cookers, it has a learning curve, so initially it may take you awhile to get the timing right. The manual is thorough, but if you need more in-depth instructions, the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker has a number of instructional videos on YouTube.
Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable 6-Quart Programmable Slow With Cooker FlexCook Dual Digital Timer for 2 Heat Settings
Mess-Free Travel This 6-Quart Slow Cookers Stay or Go Clip-Tight Sealed Lid Prevents Spills and Leaks While Full Grip Handles Make Carrying Easy
The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker has a simple, intuitive design, and it comes with everything you need to cook a 6- or 8-lb. chicken, a 6-lb. roast, or 7+ people. The cooker comes with a digital timer, an easy-to-read digital timer with 4 different heat settings, two stainless steel cooking pots, and a 6- or 8-quart stainless steel cooking pot. You can cook meat, poultry, vegetables, or desserts in the slow cooker, and the cooker's digital timer will cook your food for the optimal amount of time, minimizing the risk of overcooking or burning it. The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker also has a lid lock, so you won't need to worry about your ingredients escaping. The cooker's temperature range is 100 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's versatile enough to cook a wide range of foods and ingredients. The cooker's cooking pots are made of stainless steel, and the cooker's lid and bottom both have a nonstick surface, so cleanup is easy. The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Removable stoneware and glass lid go in the dishwasher for easy cleanup
The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker is an excellent choice for a slow cooker that's both compact and affordable. For $30, this 6-quart cooker offers a lot of features, such as programmable high and low settings, a stay-warm setting, and a removable stoneware insert. Its programmable settings are easy-to-use, and the timer can be set for up to 20 hours. The cooker's other features are also good, but we noticed some limitations. The cooker's lid isn't sealed, and we found that food could escape when the slow cooker was in use. The cooker's 6-quart capacity is enough for 4.5 pounds of meat, but larger roasts, such as 6-pounders, won't fit. The cooker's warming function is good, but we found that we weren't able to bring it to a boil. Overall, the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Slow Cooker is a good value.
Temperature and Time Settings
This Hamilton Beach slow cooker had the best combination of features, performance, and price of the slow cookers we tested. It cooks food evenly and retains heat well, and its settings are easy to set and use. The removable stoneware and lid are dishwasher safe, and the crock is easy to clean. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's slow-cook setting is sluggish, taking hours to cook tougher cuts of meat. The 30-minute and 60-minute settings are much faster. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker can be programmed for up to 24 hours, and its timer can be set for up to 12 hours. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's settings are controlled with a series of buttons on its front. The buttons are large and easy to locate and use. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's buttons include settings for both low and high temperatures, as well as high and low cook times. A warm setting disables the programmable function, and the temperature setting buttons adjust the slow cooker's high and low temperatures. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker has a low simmer setting. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker is equipped with an on/off button, an error light that flashes when a button or setting is incorrect, and a button to reset the slow cooker. It has a small LED screen that displays the time, temperature, and cooking time, and with a press of a button, you can change the unit's display to Celsius or Fahrenheit. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's lid locks into place with a latch that slides into the Crock's glass lid. A clip connects the Crock's lid to the stoneware, and the clip is tight enough to prevent the lid from blowing off. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's glass lid has a raised lip that serves as a great place to rest the Crock's stoneware, and the glass lid has a rubber gasket around the edges, which prevent moisture from leaking out. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's stoneware has a tapered bottom that allows it to nestle into a Crock's crock. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker has a recessed handle, which makes it easy to lift with one hand. The handle has rubber grips, which make it comfortable to hold. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's glass lid is easy to clean. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's stoneware is easy to clean. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's stoneware is dishwasher safe. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker comes with a small steel spatula and a cooking spoon. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's power cord is 3 feet long. The Hamilton Beach slow cooker's base is 7 inches wide, 11 inches deep, and 5 inches tall.
Perfect size for a 7 lb. chicken
The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go is a full-size slow cooker, with a 12-quart capacity. It stands about 5 inches high and 10 inches wide, and its 4.5-quart steel pot sits on top of the 7-quart stoneware pot, so it's actually quite tall. The stoneware pot is dishwasher-safe, but the lid is dishwasher-safe only if you remove the stoneware pot first. The stoneware pot and lid are both made of porcelain enameled steel, which feels sturdy and durable, and the stainless steel lid has a double locking mechanism, so it won't open unexpectedly while you're cooking. The Stay or Go has seven settings, ranging from low to high, and you can set it to low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. The pot and lid are nonstick and dishwasher-safe, which is a major plus, and the stoneware has handles on either side for easy lifting. The Stay or Go isn't as powerful or versatile as our top pick, the Cuisinart Programmable Slow Cooker, but it's less expensive and much easier to use. The Stay or Go is a good choice for people who live alone or travel a lot, and it's a bit less expensive, so it's a good option for families on a budget.
Removable stoneware and glass lid go in the dishwasher for easy cleanup
The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-quart slow cooker excels at slow cooking. The large 6-quart capacity allows you to cook a 6- or 8-pound turkey or a 4-pound chicken (or two 4-pound chickens), and the slow cook setting allows you to cook at low heat for 8 hours or high heat for 4 hours. The stay or go also has a delayed start function, so if you choose, your dinner can cook all day while you're at work. The lid locks securely onto the slow cooker, and there's a clip-tight seal on the bottom of the lid to help prevent messy spills. The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go also has high and low settings, so you can cook at high heat for 30 minutes or low heat for 7 hours. The controls are simple and straightforward, and the lid has a heat indicator that shows you when your dinner is ready. If you're planning to bring a large pot of chili to a potluck or party, the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go should serve your needs.
SIMPLE TO CLEAN: This slow cooker has a removable stoneware crock and glass lid that are dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
This slow cooker is a great choice for anyone who wants a budget-friendly slow cooker that works well, cooks a wide variety of foods, and is easy to clean. It performed well in our tests, cooking chicken, stew, chili, and rice to tender, flavorful results. The lid latch strap is a smart and useful addition, and the slow cooker is dishwasher-safe, too. With its 7-qt capacity, the Hamilton Beach slow cooker is also large enough to cook a 7-lb. chicken or a 5-lb. roast, but it also has six smaller settings, so you can cook smaller portions. The Crock-Pot Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Slow Cooker with Keep Warm Setting (33970) is a similar option that costs less, but has less capacity. The Crock-Pot Crock-Pot 4.5-Quart Slow Cooker with Keep Warm Setting (33993) costs less, too, but a smaller capacity. The Crock-Pot Crock-Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Keep Warm Setting (33950) is a similar option that costs less, but has less capacity. The Crock-Pot Crock-Pot 5-Quart Slow Cooker with Keep Warm Setting (33976) is a similar option that costs less, but has less capacity.
Product 1: Full-grip handles. Thoughtful handle design makes for easy carrying
The Hamilton Beach 33195 slow cooker is a solidly built unit with a low profile, large cooking surface, and a bright display that makes it easy to read. The 7-quart capacity is big enough to cook large meals, and the unit also has 3 temperature settings (low, high, and warm), making it easy to cook various dishes. The tight seal around the lid helps prevent messy spills, and it also has a door latch strap that allows you to securely fasten the lid in place when transporting it. The lid latches securely, and the display is large and easy to see. The Hamilton Beach 33474 slow cooker is smaller and comes with a lid latch strap, but it doesn't have as large a capacity (it's only 5 quarts). It's also a more expensive unit, but it costs less to operate, so it may make more financial sense to buy this slow cooker instead of the Hamilton Beach 33195.