Is it time to replace your old crockpot? Never bought one before? Whether you’re purchasing a crockpot for the first time or replacing one that you own, there are a lot of choices out there.
I own and love both crockpots below (among others, mind you). The West Bend 85156 6-Quart Round Crockery Cooker I received as a housewarming gift years ago when I already had three crockpots! It quickly became a favorite due to it being the perfect size for cooking meals for as little as four people or as many as eight.
The KitchenAid 7 Quart Slow Cooker was my most recent crockpot purchase. My previous off-brand 8 quart crockpot literally fell apart and became unsafe (the bottom casing that surrounds the round heating element fell off) so I was forced to go in search of a new one.
After researching for hours and reading several reviews, I settled on the KitchenAid KSC700SS 7-Quart Slow Cooker and have not been disappointed.
Benefits of this Slow Cooker include:
We are busy people. By 5pm, most of us are too tired to prepare a healthy home cooked meal and end up getting fast food or ordering a pizza. We deserve a top of the line tool to help us reduce stress and create healthy home-cooked meals with little or no preparation at dinnertime. These two crockpots are exactly that – an excellent addition to your kitchen, and I highly recommend either one.
If you think that these crockpots are too large for you, think again! Most of the recipes on this site were prepared in a 5-7 quart crockpot, and make great leftovers for families of 4 or less. Learn why I love to freeze leftovers.