This Editor-Favorite Slow Cooker Is Perfect for Cozy Winter Meals — and It’s on Sale Right Now

published Dec 2, 2021
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Vegetarian slow cooker lentil mushroom bolognese over bed of spaghetti with fork on side.
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman | Food Stylist: Cyd McDowell

Once the temps drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, all I want to do is get cozy in every sense of the word. Plush throws on the couch, woodsy candles aflame, and hearty, soul-warming meals in the kitchen. When it comes to cooking up dishes that fall decidedly into the comfort food category, there’s no better accessory than a slow cooker. It’ll help you braise meats to perfection, cook up flavor-packed soups, and even mix up the most buttery mashed potatoes. The best part? They’re often totally hands-off, with set-it-and-forget-it features that allow you to go about your day without another thought towards what’s on the menu for dinner.

Here at the Kitchn, we’ve been rounding up the best slow cookers for years — and one of our absolute favorites happens to be on sale right now for Cyber Monday.

The slow cooker in question is the 6-quart Temp Tracker from Hamilton Beach, which has all the bells and whistles cozy food lovers could ask for. Not only does it cook food evenly for the perfect finish every time, but it comes with a temperature tracking probe, which can be inserted into whatever you’re making (think: a chicken or beef roast) to ensure you hit the mark when it comes to that fall-off-the-bone goodness slow cookers are known for.

Hamilton Beach’s gadget has tons of other useful features too, from a convenient countdown timer display (no more answering those pesky “When is dinner ready?” questions) to a variety of temperatures aimed at helping you ace everything from sous vide fish to chocolate fondue. Oh, and if you’re traveling for the holiday season and want to bring your famous green bean casserole, you’re in luck—Hamilton Beach’s slow cooker has a clip-tight lid that will deliver your dish sans spills.

Between now and 12/4, as part of the brand’s Cyber Week sale, you can score 20 percent off the Hamilton Beach Temp Tracker Slow Cooker with the code CYBER21. The typical price ($69.99) is already pretty budget-friendly, so this is basically a steal you don’t want to miss. Even if you don’t plan on cooking a ton this holiday season, we’re pretty certain you’ll find yourself relying heavily on this gadget long before January is over. Long live cozy season!

Buy: Hamilton Beach Temp Tracker 6-Quart Slow Cooker, $55.99 with code CYBER21 (normally $69.99)