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Win a Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker!!

by Skinny Ms.

12/2 – WINNER ANNOUNCED:  Aimee Vingino “We LOVE the Slow Cooker Skinny Spaghetti! DELICIOUS! I like trying at least 2 new recipes each week, and love the dairy free ones because of my daughters allergy.”  

Here’s Amy with her slow cooker:



Thank you for participating. This is one of our favorite slow cookers. Click here to get the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker!

DEADLINE: Contest Closed.

Satisfy your appetite for restaurant-quality meals and skip the big bill. With a little advanced preparation and the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, a deliciously satisfying homemade dinner will be ready to eat when you walk in the door.

To make dinnertime easy, the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker offers you three cooking choices: a program mode, a probe mode, and a manual mode. On busy days, program the cooking time and the Set & Forget Slow Cooker automatically shifts to keep warm when the cooking time is up. Cooking a large cut of meat like pot roast, chicken, or pork tenderloin? Insert the probe, set the desired meat temperature and the Set & Forget Slow Cooker automatically shifts to keep warm when the temperature is reached. For traditional slow cooking, manually select the high, low or warm temperature without setting a cooking time.

After you master all the cooking flexibility the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker offers, you may want to take your meals on the road to parties or potlucks. But when it comes to toting hot meals along, spills can be a concern. With the travel-friendly Set & Forget Slow Cooker, messes aren’t an issue. When you need to take home-cooked meal out of the house, the Set & Forget Slow Cooker’s clip-locked, secure lid has a tight seal to help ensure that your shirt and your car arrive without a messy spill. In or out of the house, the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker not only makes slow cooking easy, it has travel neatly wrapped up.

Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker


If you’re not familiar with slow cooking, there are a few things you should know about this method of cooking. First, how high you fill the crock (sometimes called the insert pan, stoneware, cookware or vessel) is important. To prevent overcooking, the crock should be filled half-full to no more than one inch from the rim. However, this does not mean to fill the crock with liquid. If cooking soups or stews, leave a 2-inch (5 cm) space between the top of the crock and the food so the recipe can come to a simmer.

Secondly, if you lift the lid during cooking, your cooking time will increase due to heat loss. Unless your recipe specifically calls for stirring, resist lifting the lid. Last but not least, if you want to store leftovers after cooking, do NOT place the entire crock in the refrigerator since contents will take too long to cool. Instead, divide leftovers into smaller containers and place in the refrigerator.

Cooking Meat
A slow cooker is great for foods that are not naturally tender, such as meat with a lot of connective tissue. These are the least-expensive cuts but also the most flavorful. Like braising, slow cookers tenderize meat slowly as it cooks. If you choose cuts such as chuck roast, pork butt, short ribs or chicken thighs, you won’t be disappointed with the results. If fat is an issue, refrigerate the contents after cooking and skim off the extra fat before serving. Note: you must thaw frozen meat and poultry before adding it to the slow cooker.

Cooking Side Dishes or Dessert
Main courses, soups and “one-pot” meals are not the only things that slow cookers are great for preparing. They are also perfect for making side dishes and dessert, especially when your main oven is full. Check out the recipes found at that were developed and tested by the culinary experts in the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen.

How to Adapt Recipes

  • You can convert your favorite recipes to slow cooker recipes if you learn these important differences first:
  • Liquids do not evaporate in a slow cooker. So unless you are cooking rice, pasta, or beans, reduce amount of liquid to 1/2 of the amount called for in your recipe.
  • Fresh vegetables produce the most desirable results. Potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic should be washed and cut in uniform pieces, then placed in the bottom of the crock. Canned and frozen vegetables take less time to cook and can produce overcooked dishes.
  • Ground beef should be browned and drained before slow cooking to remove grease.
  • Tender foods such as pasta, asparagus and snow peas should be added in the last hour of cooking.
  • Dairy products such as cheese, milk, and sour cream should be added in the last half hour of cooking.
  • Seafood such as shrimp, scallops, and fish should be added in the last 15-30 minutes of cooking.


  • Three choices for easy, automatic cooking: program mode, probe mode, and manual mode
  • Probe mode is perfect for cooking large cuts of meat or for recipes that require food to reach a certain temperature
  • The thermometer probe reads the actual temperature of food as it cooks; the temperature is displayed on the slow cooker control panel
  • Travel-friendly design secures contents en route to parties, potlucks, family gatherings and tailgating
  • The lid securely seals in place with sturdy wire clips on each handle. Convenient serving spoon clips onto lid for easy access
  • 6 quart removable stoneware crock fits a 6 lb. chicken or a 4 lb. roast
  • Wraparound, even heat cooks food evenly and consistently
  • Full-grip handles make carrying heavy meals easier
  • Power interrupt protection keeps slow cooker on during a brief power outage

Looking for a new slow cooker? Take a look at Skinny Slow Cookers suggested slow cookers.



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37 Responses to Win a Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker!!

  • Kelli Harrison says:

    Defintily the tomatoe and basil sauce so good with pasta chicken or even fish!:)

  • Jax says:

    I love the Italian Meatball Stew recipe because it tastes fantastic and it's an easy one to convert to vegan. So, either way everyone is happy. Plus, as the weather gets colder, it's comforting to sit down to a nice cozy hot bowl of Italian Meatball Stew. YUM!!

  • Kim Stubbs says:

    I love the pomegranete chicken breasts because I've always had trouble with keeping chicken moist at this did it plus had a wonderful flavor – delicous!

  • Jen Hicks says:

    I love the enchildada slow cooker recipe. Makes me happy. Tastes great!

  • Jill Sullivan says:

    Love this recipe: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Goat Cheese.

  • Sheryl Koch says:

    I love the gluten free pumpkin cheese cake that is delish !!! A great cheese cake for people who are gluten free !!! It tastes really great and creamy. Would love a slow cooker never had one but it would be a great addition to my appliances and make dinner time much easier in my home with a busy family schedule !!!

  • Polly Barker says:

    I like the overnight oatmeal!

  • Jen says:

    fave recipe is slow cooker chicken and rice soup. I used to get chicken and wild rice soup every day in the winter when I was working. I am sure it was not even remotely "skinny" and this makes me feel a little lighter on my feet afterwards!!!!! :)

  • Tatti says:

    The German Schnitzel it my favorite. It takes a little prep but so worth it to have good schnitzel without having all the fat with frying it, this is really big on flavor!

  • Aimee Vingino says:

    We LOVE the Slow Cooker Skinny Spaghetti! DELICIOUS! I like trying at least 2 new recipes each week, and love the dairy free ones because of my daughters allergy. We love your site! I would love to win this slow cooker because my big one just died on me :( SO I'm trying to cook all my favorites in the small one.. not working out good!

  • Janell says:

    The three cheese ziti with turkey.

  • Teresa T. says:

    The turkey loaf is very good! When I cook it in the oven it tends to dry out but this is moist and good. Also, the the turkey breast was a hit at Thanksgiving as an additional way to up the white meat for all the guests. Unfortunately, my crock cracked afterwards so I'm down to my 1.5 quart for now.

  • Betty says:

    I would make the slow cooker fudge. I love sweets and am always so happy when I find healther versions of a recipe.

  • Tamica Kenyon says:

    I love the the hot chocolate steel cut oatmeal.

  • Mary Ann Beaudoin says:

    I love the pumpkin steel cut oats for breakfast. Would love to have a programmable slow cooker.

  • Laurie Beaudette says:

    I love the Italian meatball stew! It's hearty & delicious!….@ I would LOVE to win the crockpot!!!!

  • Amanda Brown says:

    The italian meatball stew looks like a great way to warm up on a cold & snowy day like today.

  • Tracy Massey says:

    I love the hot chocolate steel cut oats recipe. I love being able to wake up to something warm & delicious, and who can beat chocolate oatmeal? Yum!!

  • janet jones says:

    The french toast casserole is delicious. So great to have something in the morning not time consuming and so yummy!!!!

  • Cindy Wilson says:

    The Barbeque Pulled Chicken was so good! This is by far my favorite recipe! Lots of protein, low fat, and low in calories! I have been on a diet for 15 months and have lost 94 pounds as of yesterday! Thank you so much for posting healthy recipes and EASY CROCK POT recipes! Love me some Skinny Ms!

  • michelle skiles says:

    I rely on the skinny slow cooker recipes in my kitchen! I love the slow cooker enchiladas and so do my children.

  • Jamie says:

    The recipe for Slow Cooker Savory Sweet Potatoes sounds really good. We had sweet potatoes at our Thanksgiving dinner and they were so good…your recipe looks easy and yummy.

  • Emma Chapman says:

    I love stuffed peppers and the Greek stuffed pepper recipe uses brown rice. hmmm yummy

  • Luv says:

    My family and I love the Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal Breakfast. Yummy. We also love the Enchiladas. Oh, can't forget the Spanish Rice.

  • Debbie Jackson says:

    I loved the Balsmaic chicken cooked in the slow cooker…Made the house smell so good and tasted good also…

  • Martha says:

    I LOVE the Slow cooker mexican beef, as it is super simple and easy to do. It makes a great meal that even my 2 year old loves. I've even done chicken instead of beef.

    I also enjoy the breakfast oatmeals, but don't do them all the time because my crock only has 2 settings. I make them during the day because of this, and that way I can keep an eye on them so they don't over cook. A programmable crockwould be amazing to win. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so!

  • Rebecca Powrozek says:

    My ultimate favorite is the slow cooker chicken fajitas! The chicken is moist and delicious with just enough spice, yummy!! Thank you for this awesome contest!! Our slow cooker JUST bit the dust and this prize would be so greatly appreciated! :)

  • Crystal H. says:

    The slow cooker fudge! A simple way to make fudge w/o the added sugars.

  • Charlotte says:

    Crock Pot Turkey Breast was awesome!!! So moist and tender.Made stuffing and gravy from the juice of the turkey and it was(come back for seconds)time.So good. Would love to have a programable crock pot for my Christmas ham.

  • Deb Torrance says:

    Honestly it is hard to choose just one! But, the recipe most requested by my family is the BBQ Pulled Pork. This recipe is also good with chicken. It is easy and perfect for those nights packed with activities. The meat can be served over brown rice, on whole-wheat buns, or low-carb wraps. So yummy!

  • Libby McLeod says:

    Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice soup- This hearty and stick to your ribs comfort food satisfies my family on cool autumn days!

  • Stacy Smith says:

    I love the Slow Cooker Skinny Spaghetti! It not only taste great but it's healthy.

  • Debbie says:

    I love making dressing on Thanksgiving & Christmas in my crockpot. It frees up a spot in the over for all the other dishes that need to be baked. I also use mine at least once a week for so many other tasty dinners.

  • Connie says:

    Love hot chocolate oatmeal.

  • Pat K says:

    I love the Sesame Honey Chicken.

  • Crystal S says:

    I just LOVE the Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal! Chocolate? Oatmeal? Super easy? What's not to love???

  • Cindy Kidd says:

    I grew up eating dry turkey. I love this recipe. Thanks for bringing moisture and flavor to our holiday bird!

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