The Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Slow Cooker is one of the more affordable models from their range. Whilst it lacks some of the high-end features such as a programmable timer and the temperature probe of its siblings, it is still hugely popular and well rated by many home cooks as the reviews attest to.
Despite its more budget orientation, this large slow cooker still comes with a locking glass lid, perfect for transport without spillage and three temperature settings as well as the must have feature – a removable crock.
The simplicity and price of this model are seen as pros by many although some report that the handles get warm after many hours of use so care may be required when moving from kitchen to dining table. Other reviewers have reported smells from the rubber seal but these seem to be far outweighed by positive feedback.
If you can live without the programmable timer, this 6 quart slow cooker could be the one for you with its solid construction and transport friendly lid as well as a capacity suitable for a 6 pound chicken if you so desired!