Slow cookers are at the top of our kitchen appliance must-have list. Incredibly versatile, they allow you to make amazing meals without a lot of hands-on time. They're perfect for hearty wintery stews, and they're also surprisingly handy for cooking in the summer when just the idea of turning on the oven makes you sweat. In short, they're everything we want in a small kitchen appliance — or very nearly.
The only real downside is that traditionally, slow cookers aren't very attractive. But we've found one that we'd happily take from the kitchen to the table. Ready for the reveal?
Black & Decker's 4-Quart Black & White Polka Dot Slow Cooker is our number-one pick. Black and white is always chic and never clashes, so this polka-dot slow cooker will look great on any table. It's also fairly tall, so it has a smaller footprint on your table (and in your cabinet), and the price is right.
Not a fan of this look? Here are a few more picks for good-looking slow cookers, ranging from cute and retro to sleek and modern.
4 More Stylish Slow Cookers
1. 3-Quart Slow Cooker, $20 from Hamilton Beach: This slow cooker is vaguely reminiscent of one of our favorite Orla Kiley patterns. It will fit right in a Scandinavian modern kitchen that isn't afraid of color.
2. Diamonds Collection 6-Quart Slow Cooker, $60 from Bella Housewares: With its sloping-sided design and diamond relief pattern, it's like having a gemstone on your table. This stylish appliance comes in many different colors, but we love the red.
3. 4-Quart Manual Slow Cooker Heart & Flower Pattern, $20 from Crock-Pot: A slightly more feminine take on black and white, this simple pattern will blend in with whatever table linens you happen to be using.
4. 2.5-Quart Manual Slow Cooker in Polka Dots, $13 from Crock-Pot: If you want to bring a pop of color to your table, this cheery option is for you. The two hues of purple are a bit on the girly side, but we say go for it — girl power!