Hamilton Beach Stovetop Slow Cooker Review

  • Over the years I have used many different slow cookers; but. I really like this slow cooker a lot; lives up to my expectations and love the fact that I am able to brown meats without using another pan. My only problem is that the handles on both the insert and the pot itself get extremely hot when in use. I have not experienced this with other slow cookers – not a huge problem but does require that pot holders be within easy reach if you need to move, lift out insert, etc. As the outside of this cooker seems to get extremely hot, I’d advise that it be kept back on counter and out of reach of small hands.

    6 Quart; Black/Silver sleek look

  • Cast aluminum insert that allows you to brown or sear meat on almost any stovetop
  • Programmable control with digital timer and time adjustment buttons
  • One-pan convenience
  • 3 settings; Dishwasher safe
  • Simple programmability – just set the time & temperature
  • 6 quart programmable
  • Sear or brown meat on your stovetop…then finish meal in your slow cooker
  • Premium diecast cookware – cast aluminum heats evenly and cooks directly on gas, electric, or ceramic stovetops
  • Perfect size for 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast
  • One-pan convenience – one less dish to clean
  • Delicious flavor – browning meat enhances the flavor and appearance of the finished dish
  • Premium diecast handles
  • Digital timer
  • Time adjustment buttons
  • Temperature dial
My husband bought this for me for Christmas. It has quickly became our go-to slow cooker as it sits on our countertop it is used so much. We cook in it at least a couple of times every week. I love that it is timer programmable, has an automatic switch to warm feature, it is very well made and does not look or feel cheap. Best of all is that the actual crock portion is made of metal and not stoneware. I have cracked so many crocks since we moved out on our own, that this one feature was worth switching to the HB brand. I also like that you have the option of using the crock piece on your stovetop to brown meats and veggies, but you don’t have to if you don’t want. It does cook very hot, I love that! Some slow cookers don’t cook very hot, this one I never have to doubt that our meals are ready after only 5 short hours on Low. The only thing that I don’t care for is that the metal crock handles and the actual handles and crock itself get very hot while cooking. We have a toddler, so I make sure it is far back on the counter so his little fingers can’t touch it. Other than that one aspect, it is great! I would buy it all over again if needed and highly recommend it.
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