(Yeah, I still call all of them crock-pots, truth be told.)
Good Housekeeping did an interesting review of slow cookers.
Looking at their Top 7 list, their Top Pick was the All-Clad 6.5 Quart Electric Slow Cooker with Ceramic Insert.
Now I loves me some All-Clad.
Don't get me wrong.
But, at $180 it had better make flank steak taste like Porterhouse.
Edited to Add (10/31/11):
There used to be a bunch of info here on models
Good Housekeeping listed as "Not Recommended."
However, GH contacted me, stating:
" 'Since we tested slow cookers in 2008, we have updated our testing procedures. The changes were based on conversations with government and industry representatives. In view of our new methodology, we revised our standards of acceptability and can no longer say with certainty that specific slow cookers that were evaluated using our previous test methods are unsafe and therefore not recommended.'
As a result, we’re no longer listing the slow cookers from that test as being not recommended."
They provided a list of Good Housekeeping's updated recommendations.
Yep, the All-Clad is still #1. ;)
We almost didn't even get a slow cooker - we use our huge Le Creuset to do all out braising after work. But, I think it would be kinda nice to put some of the same things in the crock-pot, er, slow-cooker, head out to the zoo, and come back to a nice braised meal.
Do you like your slow cooker?
Do you hate yours?
Tell us in the comments!