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Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker

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Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker
 
4.7

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Hamilton Beach Stainless Steel 6-Quart Slow Cooker

Whether you're a stay at home Mom or work outside the home, this slow cooker is a wonder when it comes to preparing meals without a lot of fuss or bother. It's suited more...Read complete review

Whether you're a stay at home Mom or work outside the home, this slow cooker is a wonder when it comes to preparing meals without a lot of fuss or bother. It's suited more for a large family than a single one as it has a 6 quart capacity. The clips on top for the lid gives it a more secure feature if you have small children in the home and while I no longer have small children, I like the feature for those who do. These clips are mostly designed to keep your cooked food safe if you carry it somewhere in your car. You also get a carrying case but I've never used mine since I've never carried food to another home or function. The outside of the stainless steel pot gets rather warm and not super hot but I'd still be careful. I like the rather large handles. They're so much easier to grip when you're moving your pot around while preparing food. There are three settings; high, low and warm. The oblong pot is non-stick but there are some foods (like chili) that I spray with Pam. Some of my recipes need a timer so don't worry, the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Stainless Steel 6-Quart Slow Cooker comes with one. I usually use my slow cooker when I have company coming for Sunday dinner. It saves so much time in the kitchen and leaves me more time for my family. The pot and lid are dishwasher safe so once the pot is empty, it's put in the dishwasher and I'm done! If needed, we can use the keep warm function for left-over's later in the evening. Depending on what you're cooking, this pot could get heavy and if you have arthritis in your hands, you may need help with removing it. The heating element seems to be consistent and there are no "hot spots." Slow cookers are designed for the more cheaper cuts of meat so don't hesitate to buy them! It comes with a spoon which can be clipped to the lid but I rarely use this feature. We have delicious roasts, stews, chili and even chicken and dumpling's so all-in-all, I'm very happy with it!

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I got the Hamliton Beach stay or go slow cooker to replace my smaller slow cooker. Which I gave to my daughter in law. I was tired of not having enough room in the...Read complete review

I got the Hamliton Beach stay or go slow cooker to replace my smaller slow cooker. Which I gave to my daughter in law. I was tired of not having enough room in the other slow cooker so was looking for something different. I work at Walmart and everytime I passed the Hamliton Beach Slow cooker it seemed to be calling out to me saying buy me. I finally did and I am glad I did. I will get a lot of use out of it.. I used my crock most recently for a  family gathering I cooked  my contribution to the dinner the night before ,placed the crock in the refridgerator and the next day all I had to do was place the crock  in the  cooker and  it and lock it down the top.  When I arrive at the party all I had to do was plug it in heat the food and served it out of the crock pot with the ladle that came with it. What a great invention Hamilton Beach came up with to be able to clip down your lid while traveling and also make a place to put a label of what you brought with you to share.  Not only is the design fantastic but it works beautifully too!  I also love the shape of the crockpot being oval instead of round; it makes it much easier to fit in those big roast's and turkey breasts!

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2.0

I hate this crock-pot!

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

It does cook your meals, but some of the features on it are very disappointing.

Time to Heat
I will say that it heats up fairly quick

Cooking Performance
it does cook your food evenly and does a good job. I never had any issues with that aspect. The whole thing gets too hot to the touch though. i would sometimes touch it accidentally and it really felt like it burned.

Ease of Cleaning
This is what I hated the most. I would cook pinto beans in it and would wash the pot. Then, I would notice that no matter how many times i scrubbed and washed it, there were always stains in it. It would aggravate me so much!

Ease of Use
This is really easy to operate. Just turn the little lever to your desired settings. It does not get easier then that.

Design
I hated the fact that you had to use something to tighten the lid. What a hassle! I was always having to find the bands needed to secure the top on.

Durability
it has lasted me a couple years, but it dents pretty easy. It fell once and left a dent in it. It is cheap quality, in my eyes.

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5.0

Great slow range cooker that cooks food to perfection!

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from north augusta sc

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

This is a wonderful slow cooker that I have owned for many years. The six quart container is perfect when I cook stew's for my family! This is also perfect for making soups too! The deep dish heats the food perfectly throughout from the top of the pot to the bottom. The design is very high quality, and I have never put a dent in this appliance since I have owned it. I have dropped the lid a few times, and it has not even suffered a scratch! This slow cooker has the standard low, warm, and high heat settings. The timer works well, and I have not had any issues with it. The machine has a non stick coating that makes it very easy to clean. I never have to scrub the container hard to get it clean. The slow cooker does not tend to burn food either, even when I forget to turn it off! I highly recommend this slow cooker, and I have been very happy since I had it.

Time to Heat
Works very well.

Cooking Performance
Cooks great each time!

Ease of Cleaning
Simple to clean!

Ease of Use
Incredibly easy to use without any instruction.

Design
Sturdy and attractive design.

Durability
It would be impossible to break this appliance! This could take a lot of punishment.

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5.0

The Perfect Wedding Gift

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

I LOVE this slow cooker! We got ours about 3 years ago as a wedding present, and it really is our favorite and most used gift (except for maybe our silverware....). We use it at least once a week, and I have found so many great recipes to use! The clean up is easy, the hooks on top make it really easy to transport to pot-lucks and parties, and it cooks everything evenly without overheating. We've cooked everything from roasts to chicken to pasta to stews, and everything has turned out great (assuming the recipe was a good one). The one downside to it is that there is no power light to show whether it is actually on or not. You turn the knob (very user-friendly), but if for some reason there's a problem with the outlet and the electricity isn't reaching the slow cooker, you have no way of knowing. It also gets really hot, and, if left on for long periods of time (ex: 12 hour roasts), the outside of the slower cooker can get pretty hot too, so you want to be aware of that especially if there are children in the house who can reach it. But overall, we love it!

Time to Heat
The only other slow cooker I've ever used was back in high school, and I don't quite remember how it worked, but it seems to me that this one heats up a little bit slower than the other one. Sine there is no light to tell if it's on, I always check the fog on the lid and the temperature of the sides to make sure it's on and cooking, and it always takes about 30-45 minutes to have any noticeable warmth.

Ease of Cleaning
It's dishwasher safe (or, at least, I've washed mine in the dishwasher hundreds of times and nothing has happened to it), so it makes the clean-up super easy. Just rinse it out and pop it in the dishwasher, then re-use it the next day!

Ease of Use
The only thing that makes this not a 10 is the fact that there is no power light to show if it is really on. One time, there was a problem with the outlet I was using and my meal "cooked" for 3 hours without actually cooking because there was no power getting to the slow cooker and I had no way of knowing.

Design
Again, it could have a power light to show if it is on or off. I LOVE the hooks on the top that latch the lid in place! It makes transporting the slow cooker to events so easy and clean!

Durability
I've had mine for about 3 years now and have used it about once a week, and it is still as good as when I first got it. There is a little rust on the inside of the outer part (the part that doesn't touch the food), but that's mostly due to a humid climate and storing it with the inner part still partially wet.

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4.0

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from Scranton, PA

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

I enjoy cooking in the crock pot and use it frequently. I do like that this is a six quart crock pot. I can cook large meals for a crowd in it, as well as smaller sized meals for my family. I also like that the black pot section lifts out. I use this to both prep dinner the night before and then keep it in the fridge. I can also put that piece in the dishwasher when we are done with the meal. Sometimes, there can still be residue left in my crock pot, even after it has been put through my dishwasher. However, I have found that if I soak it with soap and water in my sink, and then put it through my dishwasher, that it usually comes out clean. Overall, I think that this is a great, versatile appliance to have in your kitchen. It's especially helpful if you have a busy family, or small children. Whatever I cook in it comes out moist and tender. It really helps our family to eat better when we have busy nights.

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5.0

One of my favorite appliances!

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from Southern New Jersey

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

Pretty much love everything about it! I got this as a clearance item because it was missing a probe or something. (I never missed it!) Well worth the money I spent. If I had to I would even pay full price again, if this one ever shall

Time to Heat
Heats up quickly and consistently. I have never hand any issues with this heating up, unless I pulled the tub directly from my refrigerator and stuck it in there (in which case I allow for more time!)

Cooking Performance
Works like a charm every time.

Ease of Cleaning
Very easy to clean. Can wipe inside and the tub is always able to be easily cleaned.

Ease of Use
Plug it in and go!

Design
I really like the fact that the lid locks on. I don't have to worry about it falling or my kids knocking it over and it spilling everywhere. The locking feature also makes it really easy to transport for family dinners and potlucks outside of our kitchen!

Durability
I've been using mine multiple times a week for well over a year! Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

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5.0

Works great and holds lots of food

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from Tallahassee, FL

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

I have had this for about 3 years now and I love it. It has good settings making it easy to make a variety of foods. The thing that I like most about it is the large size of the pot. It can hold lots and lots of food and the biggest thing I have cooked is a 5 pound butt roast. I had plenty of room for both the meat and tons of veggies, etc. I like that the lid snaps down for secure moving. I love how the bowl comes out for easy washing and the shell is simple to clean, just wipe with a damp cloth with or without a tiny amount of soap.

Time to Heat
This starts to get warm almost immediately and only takes one or two minutes to be a full heat.

Cooking Performance
Can cook a variety of foods quickly and easily.

Ease of Cleaning
Super easy to clean, removable bowl and lid for washing and can just wipe down the outside of the machine.

Ease of Use
Super easy to use, just plug in, set the temperature and you are done.

Design
Classic design, looks nice with the stainless like finish.

Durability
Have had this one for over 3 years now and still looks and work like it did right out of the package.

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5.0

The best slow cooker, by far

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from Millerton, PA

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

A very good product. I have used other brands in the past, but I find that this product to be superior to them. It is working just fine, but if I had to replace it, I would buy another just like it. The size and design is perfect for my needs and I cook a lot of pot roasts in it. My family loves that and it always turns out a perfect meal.

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So far, I am very pleased.

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5.0

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

This is a great slow cooker and gets used a lot in my house. It has the standard heat settings of low, high, and warm. No matter what I make the food always gets cooked evenly and within the time stated on my recipes. I have made everything in this things, soups, stews, casseroles, and even desserts. Meat comes out incredibly tender and just falls apart and melts in your mouth. The lid can be attached with the clips so if you need to take this to a pot luck or party you do not have to worry about anything spilling out. It is pretty easy to clean and the main insert is dishwasher safe.

Time to Heat
Heats up pretty quickly, within ten minutes or so.

Cooking Performance
Has cooked everything I have ever made evenly. I have never had an issue where one section was undercooked or overcooked.

Ease of Cleaning
I usually soak it in hot soapy water and hand wash, you can put it in the dishwasher as well.

Ease of Use
Crock pots are a busy moms best friend! Just dump it in and forget about it until dinner time!

Design
Nice design, fits nicely in my cabinet and does not take up too much counter space when in use.

Durability
Has held up well with a lot of use.

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4.0

A wonderful time saver

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from Eastlake, OH

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

During the hectic school year I literally have no time to make dinner. I love having the ability to still make a nice supper without having to stand over a stove or skillet. The crockpot allows me to be adventurous with some new soup recipes and chili recipes. This cannot be beat for cooking roasts. The meat literally falls apart.

Time to Heat
Heats up nice and quickly.

Cooking Performance
Very even cooking. I had no hotspots or cold areas even in the thickest of roasts. It keeps the vegetables soft in my stews. Literally the pork roasts fall apart when I take them out. It gives my chili that nice slow cooked feel.

Ease of Cleaning
The interior cylinder wiped up really well. I used regular dish soap and a cloth to clean up most of the mess. In order to remove some of the tougher stains like chili and spaghetti sauce I used a magic eraser and was able to loosen them up.

Ease of Use
Can it be any easier than putting a stew or chili in the crockpot and walking away? The dial is simple and straightforward. It is light enough to load in the car for when I took it to my mom's for the holidays.

Design
Much smaller than the crock I had in the Nineties. Still a bit bulky for my small kitchen cabinets. The handles make it easy to carry and unlike my previous crock, the lid fits nicely on top.

Durability
Still working well after weekly and sometimes twice weekly use. I have carried this to several parties and relatives homes. No nicks and scratches in the interior chamber.

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5.0

An easy-to-use, awesome slow cooker.

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from USA

Comments about Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker:

The Hamilton Beach Stay-or-go Slow Cooker is an excellent slow cooker. I use it very often to make soups. It is extremely easy to use. I just cut up veggies and chicken and put that into the slow cooker, then pour chicken broth or something into the cooker. Then, I just plug it into the outlet, turn it on, and leave it cooking overnight. Then, in the morning, I have hot soup waiting for me to feast on! This is extremely convenient for me, since I am pretty rushed in the mornings because I need to get to work, so not having to cook anything in the morning really does save me an abundant amount of time. In addition, the food that this slow cooker makes is absolutely incredible - hot, flavorful, and scumptious!

Time to Heat
It is a slow cooker, so of course it is not to be used for quick meals. I usually just use this thing for overnight cooking. For a slow cooker, the time to heat is the right - long enough to get all the flavors out but short enough to preserve the flavors.

Ease of Cleaning
It's a bit heavy, so don't drop it while cleaning it.

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