The image many of us have in our mind when we’re talking about a slow cooker is preparing big family meals, huge stews or soups that people can come and help themselves to, but they’re not just for this purpose and if you’re a single person or a couple who doesn’t need huge amounts of food to be cooked then not to worry, you can still make the most of the best small slow cookers on the market, which will help you to prepare more dainty, but equally delicious and easy meals!
Proctor Silex 33015Y 1-1/2-Quart – The Best Small Slow Cooker?
The first model I’m going to talk about is the Proctor Silex 33015Y, an excellent, affordable crock pot with many benefits for those of us looking to make small batches of our meals. Round in shape with a removable crock that can fit up to 1.5 quart of ingredients. Adjustable temperatures for the maximum control during cooking. Keep warm, low, and high heat settings. Dishwasher safe removable crock and glass lid for the easiest clean up imaginable!
Measures 8 x 8 x 9 inches, so relatively portable and a very small slow cooker! Perfect for preparing soups, casseroles, sauces and more for small groups of people, the 33015Y is a good option if you’re just looking for a simple, small slow cooker that will do the job with ease. No fuss, simple controls and a price tag that we can’t really grumble at, an excellent option for those living alone, with a couple of friends or couples and students.
Cuisinart PSC Stainless Steel Programmable Slow Cooker
Okay, so it’s not that small, but this is definitely worth including in this list as it is one of the smallest slow cookers that is also programmable, an excellent feature that more and more crock pots are coming with, but that you are unlikely to find in 1.5 quart models. The Cuisinart PSC comes in either 4 or 6.5 quart sizes, and the 4 is big enough for families and bigger groups though still not excessive in size.
So what does the PSC offer?
24 Hour programmable timer for meals whenever it suits you. Auto keep warm setting so that your food doesn’t get cold when it is cooked.
Cool touch chrome plated handles
Dishwasher safe lid and ceramic pot for easy washing up after your meal. 3 year limited warranty to cover you for certain problems.
A little more pricey than the above model, but this still represents good value for money, and a classy slow cooker that is fully programmable and lives up to modern expectations of crock pots.