Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Review

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker

Hamilton Beach is one of the most trusted household names when it comes to kitchen appliances. One specialty of theirs is slow cookers.

Slow cookers are meant to be used by putting all the ingredients in the pot and setting a time and temperature for them to be cooked in, in order to be able to just come back hours later and have a completed meal like a roast or stew. They require minimal effort or overseeing by the chef. Hamilton Beach offers a wide range of slow cookers with many different specifications and functions in order to cater to the variety of needs of any specific household.

Hamilton Beach (33967A) Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6 Quart,...
  • 3 choices for easy, automatic cooking: probe, program and manual. The temperature probe takes the guesswork out of slow...
  • Thermometer probe for meat
  • Clip-on spoon; Power interrupt protection.

This slow cooker from Hamilton Beach allows you to makes meals with minimal effort. Its 3 different programmable settings and preprogrammed recipes allow you to push a button and have a meal ready in 24 hours or less, living up to its name of Set and Forget.

The dish is also oven safe to finish off any recipe with a crispy crunch when its done. This slow cooker holds up to 6 quarts and will be worth the investment as busy, working people use it time and time again with delicious outcomes.  

Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Digital Programmable Slow Cooker With...
  • Integrated Temperature Probe: Track Your Food’s Temperature With the Probe, Minimizing the Chances of Overcooking and...
  • Multiple Cooking Functions: Cook on Low, Medium or High With or Without the Probe; When the Food Is Ready, the Slow...
  • Expand Your Cooking Options: Hold Temperature Function Lets You Sous Vide, Prepare Yogurt, Poach, Simmer, Braise, Make...

This 6-quart Temp Track slow cooker allows you to set the temperature you want the meal to be cooked in and ensures you will find the food at that temperature even if you do not consume it the minute it is ready.

The cooker maintains the meal’s temperature for up to 24 hours and is ideal for dishes such as fondue and well as for dishes that need braising and simmering. This slow cooker take cooking from an art to an exact science.

Hamilton Beach 33141 4-Quart Oval Slow Cooker (Discontinued)
  • Versatile family-size slow cooker with 3 heat settings
  • Removable 4-quart oval stoneware crock doubles as serving dish
  • Glass lid designed with stainless-steel rim and cool-touch knob

This slow cooker is simple, classic, and no fuss. It comes with three cooking settings, high, medium, and low. Put the food you want to cook in, turn to the heat setting you want, and let the slow cooker do the rest.

Once you are done cooking the meal, just switch the setting to Keep Warm, and maintain the perfect temperature until you are ready to eat. The cooker holds up to 6 quarts and makes easy, fancy meals for the whole family.

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable 6 Quart Slow Cooker With Lid Lock...
  • Single clip seals lid onto base to reduce messy spills
  • Bring 6 quarts of hot food to potlucks or parties anytime
  • Hinged lid stays up then easily detaches for dishwasher cleanup

The Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable Slow Cooker has all the benefits of the traditional slow cooker, ease of use, simplicity, and minimal effort, but adds one important and very useful perk for those who love to entertain.

This slow cooker has a lid that clip seals and has a compact design, while still holding 6 quarts, so that you can use the dish to serve meals to friends and family without taking up the whole table.

Hamilton Beach 33565 Simplicity 6-Quart Slow Cooker
  • Spill-resistant travel
  • Perfect size for 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast
  • Simple programmability: set the cooking time and temperature — it does the rest

Hamilton Beach’s Simplicity Slow Cooker is easy to use and highly efficient in its use of space. It has the Lid Latch feature that allows for easy traveling and is dishwasher safe to make cleaning less of a chore.

The slow cooker has a digital display that allows you to set exactly the temperature and time for which you want your meal to cook, and the cooker automatically switches the setting to warm to maintain the temperature of the food after it is done cooking until you are ready to serve it.

Hamilton Beach 33265 6-Quart Programmable Cool-Surround Slow Cooker
  • Cool-surround base keeps the sides cool
  • Sear or brown meat on your stovetop then finish meal in your slow cooker
  • Nonstick aluminum insert pan

Put the ingredients in the morning to cook, the slow cooker does the rest of the magic and has a meal waiting for you when you get home at night.

This cooker is efficient with its use of heat. The material insulating the cooker keeps the heat inside to cook the meal and the outside cool to ensure there is no risk of injury due to hot surfaces.

The materials also keep it light to lift. It is nonstick and can be put directly on the stove in order to cook further or brown, if necessary. Energy efficient, easily cleanable, and still with a capacity of 6 quarts, this slow cooker is ideal for those who use it very  regularly.  

6-Quart Programmable Searing Slow Cooker
  • 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

Home-cooked meals are comforting and aren’t only the singular privilege of being at mom’s house. Hamilton Beach slow cookers make them easy enough for everyday. The cooker can go straight on top of the stove for any extra cooking, and otherwise, like any other slow cooker, you can set the time and temperature to come home to a delicious meal.

From soups to stews to roasts and desserts, this 6-quart slow cooker is ideal for cooking and keeping warm until you are ready to eat.

Hamilton Beach 33564 IntelliTime Slow Cooker, 6-Quart
  • No more overcooked mush even after 12 hours
  • Cooking time flexibility that adjusts to your schedule
  • IntelliTime mode: Select a long cooking time and the temperature rises slowly; select a short cooking time and the...

Hamilton Beach’s IntelliTime Slow cooker has a particularly unique feature that makes it perfect for some busy families. Instead of having to set a temperature based on your specific recipe’s needs, this slow cooker allows you to input the ingredients and just put in the amount of time you need it to be ready in, from 4 to 12 hours, and it does the rest.

The IntelliTime slow cooker’s technology determines what heat level is perfect to have your dish ready in the time you need without overcooking anything. It then keeps the meal warm for another 4 hours. This slow cooker can also be programmed like a traditional slow cooker as well.

Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart, Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Silver,...
  • Oval-shaped slow cooker with 6-1/2-quart removable stoneware crock
  • Touchscreen control panel without the static clings; programmable cooking time; auto keep-warm
  • Polished stainless steel exterior; metal side handles with silicone stay-cool wraps

The Touchscreen Crock-Pot is a comparable product to the Simplicity Slow cooker in that it has a easy to use and program display.

A perk of the crockpot is that it has an extra half quart of capacity. It is also dishwasher safe. Its material is built to stay cool to the touch to avoid injury, like the Cool-Surround cooker from Hamilton Beach, killing two birds with one stone.

Cuisinart MSC-800 Cook Central 4-in-1 Multi-Cooker, 7 quart
  • 4 programmable functions: - Slow Cook on high, low, simmer or warm for up to 24 hours; Roast at from 250 -450 Degrees...
  • One touch lets you switch modes when recipe calls for combination cooking
  • Removable 7-quart nonstick cast aluminum cooking pot with teflon coating

The Cuisinart Multicooker is also a quality alternative to Hamilton Beach slow cookers. This cooker is more expensive than other options, pricing at $199.95. The price is justified with its variety of features.

Rather than just High, Low, and Medium settings, this slow cooker has settings such as Roast, Saute, and Steam, to allow you to make the perfect meal and engage in a multitude of cooking styles without any risk of human error.

What Makes Hamilton Beach Slow Cookers Unique?

Hamilton Beach slow cookers are unique in many ways. First of all, Hamilton Beach offers a variety of slow cookers. They are have a range of specifications and features that make them particularly unique. The IntelliTime slow cooker allows people who will be out of the house for long periods to prepare meals without supervision or risk of overcooking. The Cool-Surround slow cooker ensures safety for all those who choose to use it. The Stay or Go slow cooker is perfect for those who like to entertaining need to transport their slow cooking to the party.  The Temp Tracker cooker is fit for those who want to turn their cooking into science and take the guesswork out of the process. They can set the exact temperature they want it to be cooked and served at, and the slow cooker will take care of it.

woman smelling the food cooked from the Hamilton Beach Slow Cookers

The Set and Forget cooker is the icon of the slow cooking world. Delicious, home-cooked meals are ready with minimal effort from busy cooks who have a million other things on their minds. Just put the ingredients in in the morning and arrive in the evening for a ready-to-go meal. Hamilton Beach’s reliable brand speak to the effectiveness of all these slow cookers. There is a slow cooker perfect for every chef in this collection. Not many brands can boast the well known, household name of Hamilton Beach. It has gained its reputation by being a worthy investment for home cooks. You can be sure to find exactly what you need in a slow cooker by going with this brand, and you can be sure that your investment will be worth it as well.


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The IntelliTime slow cooker is available for $49.99 and ships free from the Hamilton Beach website. The Programmable Stovetop Slow Cooker comes in at $59.99, also with free shipping, and this has the added bonus of the dish being stovetop safe so that you do not have to use multiple dishes in the preparation of your meal. The Cool-Surround slow cooker comes in a little pricey at $89.99 but has the features of a digital display and a safe container that is energy efficient, saving money in the long run and ensuring safety from accidental burns. The Simplicity Slow Cooker brings ease, and yes, simplicity, to slow cooking with its clear display and simple controls. This slow cooker prices at $39.99.

The Stay or Go cooker also comes in at the same price and is perfect for those whose main goal with the slow cooker is to entertain. The Oval Slow Cooker is the traditional, go-to, daily use slow cooker that comes at the bargain of $19.99. This product ships free with an order of $75 or more. The Temp Tracker slow cooker is a little more expensive at $59.99, but it worth it for those who are particular about the exact preparation of their meals and the temperature at which they are served. Another $15 or products added to the order will get you free shipping as well.

The Set and Forget slow cooker is the top of the line offering from Hamilton Beach. It has all the features, programmable settings, preset recipes, and such that a pro chef would require in their slow cooker. It prices at $89.99 and comes with free shipping from Hamilton Beach.


Hamilton Beach slow cookers come in a range of shapes and sizes to fit every kitchen and chef that may call for a slow cooker. The highlight of the slow cooker is the ease it offers in creating a homeecooked meal with minimal efforts from the cook.

A slow cooker allows you to input ingredients in the morning before leaving for work, program the slow cooker, and come back to a perfectly magically prepared meal. YOU can use a slow cooker to prepare anything from a roast to a soup, stew, or dessert.

From the Temp Tracker cooker that makes cooking a science by giving you the ability to set the exact temperature you want it to be not only cooker at, but also served. The slow cooker will maintain that temperature for you.

The Oval slow cooker is the simple and classic slow cooker that is easy to use and cheap enough for a college dorm meal to taste like home. The Set and Forget cooker allows you to have every bell and whistle and program your slow cooker for your pleasure, even giving you preset options to reduce estimation and error on your end.

Whatever your slow cookers needs may be, Hamilton Beach has a range of options to cater to them. When making a decision on this investment, it is important to consider exactly what you need.

Do you need the Cool-Surround slow cooker to ensure safety if you have young kids running around? Or if you use the slow cooker enough that energy efficiency is key? Do you entertain and need to transport food a lot? Then the Stay or Go cooker may be the perfect one for you.

Make sure to outline your needs before making this investment so you make sure to pick the one that is perfect for you and make this a worthwhile and long-lasting investment for your life and kitchen.


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