Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker Review
Price Point: $24.99
Presented in a 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.
Full-grip, no-heat handles make transportation very easy, and 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, and this is just one more quality product that won’t break the bank.
As with most slow cookers, this is an electric model. Just plug it in the wall, 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 Slow Cooker Liners to place inside your cooker before adding your ingredients, since this model is harder to clean. When you are done, you simply throw out the liner, for the easiest cleanup possible.
One great way to understand if a product is right for you is to check out the reviews left by previous purchasers. In this case, online buyers of the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker expressed their satisfaction with the budget price tag, spill-resistant lid-locking mechanism, and dishwasher-safe construction. Nearly 300 Amazon reviewers who have purchased and cooked with this model have awarded it 4.4 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.
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 shutoff safety feature. However, its entry-level price tag, large size, locking lid for spill-free transportation, and special access plug for a meat thermometer, make this 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.
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.