As much as I loved this crockpot, when it came time to buy a new one, I was ready to try something new. I have shared several recipes and favorite features of my crockpot. The things I loved about the crockpot shown above are size, ability to program, and the keep warm feature. I would say I have used this at least once a week for the past three years. Today I discovered it was cracked and no longer usable.
Here’s what I ended up purchasing, after lots of online shopping and reading of reviews. This is a Hamilton Beach, 6 quart, programmable slow cooker. I ordered it on Amazon for $44.99. It has a meat thermometer built into it, and it will actually turn itself to warm when the meat is cooked to the desired temperature. My favorite feature is the locking handles and lid. The handle snaps onto the lid, making it spill proof and easy to transport. Are you wondering why I would be so excited to transport my crockpot? Come springtime, we will LIVE down at the baseball field. We will spend hours, upon hours, at baseball practice or games. We will be cold and hungry and SO HAPPY that mom fixed dinner before she left for work and then put the crockpot in the back of the car. Yep, I’m thinking ahead.
Happy meal planning!