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Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker Review

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Price Point: Low-end

Presented in your choice of either a Copper, Silver, or White outer shell, the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker is very aptly named. With features that allow you to cook at home and transport meals without mess – or do all your cooking on the go – this budget-priced, large-capacity slow cooker is an attractive option for every budget.

Introduction

Full-grip, no-heat handles make transportation very easy. Multiple heat settings allow you to cook and warm a wide variety of dishes. Hamilton Beach has been known for years for creating affordable and functional items for your kitchen. This is just one more quality product that won’t break the bank.

Features

As with most slow cookers, this is an electric model. Just plug it in the wall and add your ingredients. Choose from one of the three heat settings (warm 95W – roughly 159 degrees F, low 167W – 184 degrees, high 260W – 211 degrees) and come back later to enjoy a delicious meal.

In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, this particular 6-quart model allows you to feed up to 8 hungry family members with minimal preparation and very little cleanup. One tip mentioned by slow cooker reviewers is to purchase Reynolds Metals 00504 Slow Cooker Liners which you place inside your cooker before adding your ingredients. When you are done, you simply throw out the liner, for the easiest cleanup possible.

One great way to determine if a product is right for you is to check out the reviews. In this case, online buyers of the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker expressed their satisfaction with the budget price tag. They also appreciated the spill-resistant lid-locking mechanism and dishwasher-safe construction. Nearly 500 Amazon reviewers who have purchased and cooked with this model have awarded it 4.5 out of a possible 5.0 stars. The ability to cook a 6-pound chicken or 4-pound roast was also attractive to several reviewers.

Cons

For the price, it is hard to find fault with this no-spill, “cook and go” model.  But It is a “no-frills” slow cooker. For example, there is no automatic “off” feature. However, its entry-level price tag, large size, locking lid for spill-free transportation, and special access plug for a meat thermometer, this is a budget-priced slow cooker with a lot of very attractive and versatile options. Plus, the glass lid allows you to monitor your cooking without letting valuable heat escape.

Bottom Line:

If you are looking for a slow cooker that allows you to cook and carry with no spills guaranteed, plus offers a choice of colors and a large capacity at an entry-level price point, then the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker is definitely something you should consider. If programmability and other high-end features are important, you might want to take a look at another model, such as the stainless steel Crock-Pot SCVT650-PS 6 1/2 Quart Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker.

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