We often hear how efficient a slow cooker or a crock pot is. Usually, people make no difference between these two terms as everyone relies on them to prepare delicious, fast recipes that everyone adores. However, these two terms are not synonyms. If we were to think how the features list of a slow cooker vs crock pot looks like, there are many things that differentiate these two kitchen appliances.

In this article we are going to talk about some of the best crock pots available on the market. Therefore, depending on your needs and the recipes you would like to try, it will be much easier for you to take a decision and buy one version or the other.

For instance, Elite Platinum MST-205XS is a small crock pot which is great when you do not cook for a large family. Its removable 1.5 qt. ceramic pot is dishwasher safe and the cool touch handles prevent you from getting burnt. On the other hand, if you have never heard of a wifi crock pot, then you should try Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V2 Wemo Smart. Thanks to the Wemo application you can adjust your cooking time and the temperature. This is how you can obtain perfect dishes that will amaze your friends and family.

Black+Decker come also with an innovative wifi crock pot. Thanks to this technology you will be able to initiate it while you are at work and so when you come back home your meal is done, waiting for you. Last but not least, if you want a light, easy to carry and compact crock pot, then you should try Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer . It will warm your food perfectly and until you take the lid off, there will be no smell of food in your kitchen.

1.Elite Platinum MST-205XS Maxi-Matic Mini 1-1/2-Quart Round-Shaped Slow Cooker, Stainless Steel

This model of slow cooker is great when you want to prepare one-pot meals. For example, you will obtain delicious soups, stews, dips or sauces using this small kitchen appliance. What is more, its dimensions are perfect for a small kitchen. The stainless-steel finish adds a touch of classic, being at the same time a modern product. You will be able to easily wash the pot and the lid because they are dishwasher safe.

Those who have already bought it like the fact that it is an inexpensive model. Therefore, even those with a low budget can buy a slow cooker and prepare delicious dishes. Moreover, the cool-touch handles are perfect to prevent users from getting burns. Overall, it is a versatile small appliance that can do its work very well and be a wise investment for a small household.

Things that we like Things that we do not like
Small dimensions Keep warm setting is too hot
Power indicator illuminates when the slow cooker is on The cover does not fit securely
Cool touch handles It broke down very fast
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2.Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V2 Wemo Smart Wifi-Enabled Slow Cooker, 6-Quart, Stainless Steel

It seems that this wifi crock pot was designed to keep the pace with the busy life that everyone has nowadays. Thanks to the Wemo remote technology, you are able to start your slow cooker from the office. Thus, once you come back home, your dinner is ready and is just waiting for you to serve it. However, this is not the only advantage that this kitchen appliance has. It is also very easy to clean. The removable stoneware and glass lid are dishwasher safe, which means less time spent on cleaning.

For the users, this is a great product. The 6-quart capacity is big enough when you want to prepare for 7 persons or even more. The oval shape is just perfect to cook a large piece of meat. Moreover, the integrated cord wrap is excellent for an easy storage. Overall, this is a great crock pot with timer that will prepare your food just how you like it.

Things that we like Things that we do not like
Control it remotely thanks to the Wemo application You will need a good internet connection to use it properly
3 heat settings The WeMo application is sometimes difficult to use
Removable oval stoneware It broke down after a short time
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3.BLACK+DECKER Best Programmable Crock Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker with WiFi-Enabled

When you are in a hurry, still stuck in the office, or running way behind with your preparations for the party, this does not mean that you have to panic. Black+Decker created this Wi-Fi slow cooker to make your life easier. You can download the app for free and connect to your slow cooker remotely, scheduling it to prepare the meal almost by itself. What is more, the app will allow you choose from the three heat settings, helping you prepare your meal exactly how you want.

Apart from this innovative app solution, the reviewers like the locking lid which makes it very easy for them to take the food with them. Imagine that you prepare a dish and go to visit a friend. Wouldn’t it be much easier to transport it securely? In addition, the cleanup is very simple. The stoneware pot and tempered glass lid are dishwasher safe, so you do not have to worry about spending too much time cleaning them.

Things that we like Things that we do not like
Wifi enabled The app does not work properly all the time
It is functional also offline Wi-Fi compatibility issues
Easy cleanup Wi-Fi stopped connecting after a few months
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4.Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Red

Do you want to heat up your lunch when you are at work? This crock-pot is perfect for a takeaway lunch. Its modern design and easiness to use will leave everyone around speechless. While it cannot cook your meal from scratch, this is a great product that you can use while you are traveling. The carrying handle is perfect when you want to take it with you.

The reviewers fell in love with this product because it is light, compact and easy to carry. In just half an hour after you plug it in, it will warm your food exactly how you like it. Moreover, you do not have to worry that by taking it with you during your travels you will invade the place with a smell of food. Not at all! The smell will only appear when you take the lid off to eat. In addition, the inner bowl cools up very quickly. Therefore, once you have finished eating, the inner bowl is cool enough for you to be able to remove it.

Things that we like Things that we do not like
Dishwasher safe lid It does not cook fresh food from scratch
Light, compact and easy to carry When you heat up the spinach, it turns out bitter
No smell of food until you take off the lid It would be great if it was possible to buy extra containers for it.

 

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Slow Cooker Vs Crock Pot

Even though both the slow cooker and the crock pot are used to prepare the same delicious ingredients, this does not mean that there are no differences between these two. They even have the same components (a pot, a glass lid, and the heating element). However, there are still some things that make the difference between them.

  • Branding – While „slow-cooker” is not a brand name, the Crock-Pot represents the brand name for many slow cookers produced by various manufacturers. In fact, „crock-pot” is the generic word for slow cookers.
  • Construction: The Crock-Pot has a round or oval porcelain or ceramic pot that is placed inside the heating unit. The slow cooker, on the other hand, has a metal pot positioned on the heating unit.
  • Heat settings: Many crock-pots have two heat settings. You can choose from low wattage (max 200°F) or high wattage (max 300°F). There are also some models that have the third heating options, which is the keep warm function.  The same goes for the slow cookers.
  • Cooking: The crock-pot cooks the food continuously, while the slow cookers cook in cycles. Therefore, the slow cookers power on and off during the cooking time. Both the crock pot and the slow cooker can have a timer.

In conclusion, the Crock-Pot SCCPWM600-V2 Wemo Smart Wifi-Enabled can be considered the best crock pot available right now on the market. The Wemo Start technology is great when you want to save time preparing your meal. You can just schedule it while you are in the office, choose the heating option and you will find your meal ready when you go back home.

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