If you’re like us, there’s nothing you love more than the convenience of a one-pot dish. But if you want to brown meat for a slow cooker recipe, you find yourself with an extra pan to wash—plus it can be a mess to transfer ingredients from the pan to the slow cooker. We found a slow cooker that eliminates those hassles, Hamilton Beach Stovetop Slow Cooker
- One-dish wonder: Yes, you can enjoy a genuine one-dish meal with this model. It features a lightweight stainless steel insert that can be used on the stovetop before it goes into the slow cooker. It makes clean up easier because there’s one less pan to wash (always a bonus on a busy day); it also makes cooking easier because you don’t need to lift or carry a heavy pan to transfer ingredients. **Note: We’ve found that the handles get hot on this model, so use caution when handling or when placing on a counter near children.
- Family-sized: Whether you’re cooking for a growing family or the church potluck, this slow cooker’s 6-quart size can handle even the biggest healthy recipes.
- Digital timer: The digital timer lets you track cooking time at a glance. While there is no delay-start function, the Stovetop model does have a programmable shut-off. It also features a dial for simple temperature setting.