Reviewed: The best budget slow cooker for fall's favorite foods

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Reviewed: The best budget slow cooker for fall's favorite foods

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Reviewed: The best budget slow cooker for fall's favorite foods


As the day’s grow shorter, it’s time to plug in the slow cookers.

They were made for cooking fall favorites like soups, chili and stews. A slow cooker makes self-service and cleanup a breeze.

The best budget slow cooker is now available on Amazon for under $50. It performed the best under testing from


Whether you’re looking to purchase your first slow cooker or need another one for entertaining, our friends at have researched the market.

The expert staff has tested and selected the five best models at various price ranges. The best overall model cost more than $100.

But the best affordable slow cooler that also performed well was the Hamilton Beach Set n’ Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, currently priced at $49 on Amazon.

The low price point is only one reason to love the Hamilton Beach Set n' Forget.

Credit: Hamilton Beach

What’s to love

Reviewers love the low price of the 6-quart cooker, but there were other reasons:

  • A built-in probe allows you to monitor meat without lifting the lid.
  • A program mode allows you to set a timer for the meal so that once the ideal temperature is reached, the slow cooler automatically switches to warm mode. No more burnt or overcooked food when you arrive home later than expected.
  • A gasket-sealed lid with clip secures the contents of the slow cooker, perfect for when you’re transporting the food to a party or doing some football tailgating.

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