Mechanical Slow Cookers Review

Mechanical slow cookers are very simple appliances consisting of a pot, usually removable, a lid, and a heating element controlled by a 3 or 4-way switch. The switch settings are off, low, high and on a 4-way switch, keep warm.

The following are a few of the more popular models available.

Crock-Pot SCV700SS 7-qt Manual Slow Cooker

Crock-Pot SCV700SS Stainless Steel 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker, 7 Quart

The Crock-Pot SCV700SS 7-qt Manual Slow Cooker is an inexpensive way to get started with slow cooking. It is simple to operate with 4 settings. Low for when you want to cook while you are away, high for cooking a meal quickly, and warm for keeping your dinner at the perfect temperature until you are ready to eat.


  • The 7-quart stoneware insert is removable for serving and easy cleaning.
  • High, Low and Warm settings are made for cooking versatility and keeping food warm.
  • It is large enough to cook a seven-pound roast serving nine or more people.
  • Comes with a see-through glass lid.
  • Lid and stoneware are dishwasher safe.
  • Elegant stainless steel finish with black accents and plastic handles.
  • 24″ cord length.
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West Bend 84905 Oblong Slow Cooker

West Bend 84905 Oblong Versatility Slow Cooker, 5-Quart, Silver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

The West Bend 84905 Oblong Slow Cooker has room for a roast because of its shape. The see-through glass lid means you won’t have to lift the lid and lose valuable heat to see how your meal is coming along. And the cooking pot can go directly from cooking to the fridge or freezer without worrying about breaking it.


  • Oblong-shaped for roasts and ribs
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • 5-quart capacity for family dinners and entertaining
  • Oven-, range-top-, and freezer-safe cooking pot
  • Glass lid included; see your food cooking without lifting lid
  • Heating base doubles as a nonstick mini griddle
  • Dishwasher-safe pot and lid
  • 1-year limited warranty

Hamilton Beach 33182A Slow Cooker, 8-Quart

Hamilton Beach 755263231981 (33182A) Slow Cooker, 8 Quart, Black

The huge 8-quart capacity of the Hamilton Beach 33182A Slow Cooker makes it so easy to cook an entire meal for the entire family or group of friends in one pot. You won’t have a ton of cookware to clean up after dinner. And the pot and lid are dishwasher-safe.


  • Great for large meals
  • Perfect size for a 6 lbs. roast or 8 lbs. chicken
  • Mess-free lid rest for easy serving
  • Full-grip handles
  • Removable stoneware insert
  • See through glass lid
  • Dishwasher safe stoneware and lid

Do you have a favorite slow cooker? Leave your comment or question in the comment box below, I would love to hear from you.

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