Slow cookers put the joy back into cooking for those who don't have the time or inclination to slave over the stove but take delight in serving a warm, tasty meal. There are dozens of slow cookers to choose from, primarily differentiated by capacity, type of controls (manual or programmable), exterior appearance, optional features, and, of course, price. Cheapism.com scoured user and expert reviews to find worthy slow cookers for $50 or less. These are all fairly basic, small appliances that give consumers the freedom to assemble a pot full of ingredients, turn on the machine, walk away, and return hours later to a fully cooked meal.
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