8 Slow Cookers That Will Make Weeknight Dinners Easier (Clean-up Included)

by Michelle Sparks
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You handle the morning mayhem that is getting the kids off to school, put in a solid nine hours of work at the office, then rush around like a chicken with its head cut off between picking up the kids, shuttling them to their activities, running errands, etc. And after all of that, you’re expected to have a healthy, homemade meal on the table at 6 p.m. for family dinner? Yeah right.

But before you resort to the McDonald’s drive-thru yet again (no judgment, by the way!), consider investing in the best slow cooker or the best Crock Pot instead. People—especially busy parents—are obsessed with the popular appliances because they basically do all of the work for you. All you have to do is set it and forget it. Think about how nice it will be to come home to *ready* chicken and dumplings, short ribs, garlic parmesan chicken, vegan chili. Hmmm…

Sounds too good to be true, right? But it’s not—and to help you choose the best slow cooker, we’ve rounded up eight of the top-rated ones below. Whether you’re looking for a portable Crock-Pot or the wildly trendy Instant Pot, these are the slow cookers that will make mealtime way easier.

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