Proctor Silex 33015 Review
Best Small Slow Cooker
With strong support from consumer reviewers, the Proctor Silex 33015 easily wins the small, cheap slow cooker category. Consumers and experts alike appreciate the compact 1.5-quart size and basic features, which include three heat settings.
Our hands-down pick for best cheap small slow cooker is the Proctor Silex 33015. Overwhelmingly positive Proctor Silex 33015 reviews at Amazon laud the compact size and versatility. One Proctor Silex 33015 review says it handily replaces a pressure cooker for making soup, another notes its prowess at cooking up steel cut oats that are later dressed with maple syrup and almond milk, and yet another reports its suitability for rice dishes or a chicken and veggie dinner. For some recipes users recommend starting the cooking process on high for several hours and then switching to low, while other recipes take to long slow cooking on low or a faster preparation on high. (Several users say a recipe book would be a welcome addition, and one notes that cutting recipes for six in half works fine.) Proctor Silex 33015 reviews say it produces perfectly sized one- to two-person meals and is easily mastered by novice cooks. We came across a bit of low-level grumbling about the outer walls getting a tad hot and the power cord being a tad short.
The Proctor Silex 33015 is a miniaturized version of a large, fully-functional slow cooker. This white, 1.5-quart model features the standard three heat settings found on budget slow cookers (high, low, and keep warm) along with an off option; there is no on/off indicator light. The removable cooking chamber and clear glass lid are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. The unit's small size opens up an array of storage options.
It's worth noting that the warm setting and removable crock are features rarely found on small slow cookers. Given the model's performance and what passes for a good array of features in this segment of the market, the Proctor Silex 33015 is the choice for anyone seeking a dependable small slow cooker.