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Save Space With a Small Crock Pot That Actually Fits on Your Counter

You don't need an XL cabinet to store it!


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One of the best things about the fall and winter seasons is slow-cooking food, whether it’s a soup to get you over the sniffles, or a mini Sunday roast for you and your spouse. But the downside of a large slow cooker is space — even if you have a large, uncluttered counter, where do you store it? That’s why a small crock pot is the perfect kitchen appliance for soups, dips, and reheats.

Scroll for small crock pots that are convenient, affordable, and effective. Simply switch on, load up, and leave it. Come back in a few hours and you’ll be welcomed to a juicy, flavorful dinner, delicious veggie chili, or a mouthwatering appetizer.

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Crock-Pot® 2-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker, Black

$9.96, Walmart

Why we like it:

  • Small slow cooker is perfect for cooking meals for one or two
  • Removable round stoneware makes washing a breeze
  • Low and high settings work for a variety of recipes

Suitable for those in a smaller household, this small crock-pot cooker keeps the temperature steady so food is cooked to perfection. With multiple heat options, you can cook a wide variety of recipes.

One reviewer wrote: “Very versatile little crockpot. I use this for everything from small size meals, to appetizers to even heating a can of soup in cold and flu season when you are too ill to cook. Love it!”

Crock-Pot® 20-Ounce Lunch Crock® Food Warmer in Black

$21.99, Bed, Bath and Beyond

Why we like it:

  • Portable
  • Stainless steel container
  • 20-ounce capacity

This super convenient and portable crock pot is cool to the touch on the exterior so you don’t need to worry about burning yourself. The food container and lid are both dishwasher safe. The 20-ounce capacity is ideal for individual meals.

One reviewer wrote: “I received this as a gift I absolutely love it I use it every day. No more nuking my food. I plug it in 30-60 min before my lunch depending on what I’m eating. I’ve put sliced pizza in there, soups, queso, etc. I wish it had two compartments so I can heat up two different food items at a time. I plan to buy some for my family members so they can stop microwaving their food as well. I tell everyone they need to buy one. Thank you for such an awesome product.”

Elite Cuisine 1.5 Quart Mini Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel

$25.00, Macy’s

Why we like it:

  • 1.5 Qt removable inner stoneware pot
  • Convenient Low, high, keep Warm settings
  • Tempered clear glass lid
  • Cool – touch handles and knobs

The tempered clear glass lid lets you see the cooking process inside this small crock pot without having to lift it and lose the heat. You can remove the stoneware pot from the interior to either eat from (like dips!) or to clean easily. The knobs and handles are cool to the touch to prevent burning yourself as you serve.

Toastmaster 1.5-qt. Stainless Steel Slow Cooker

$11.04, Kohl’s

Why we like it:

  • Brushed stainless steel housing
  • Off/Low/High heat settings
  • Tempered Glass Lid

This 1.5-quart small crock pot from Toastmaster is ideal for meals for one. There’s two heating settings, low and high, which can be changed depending on whether you want to let your meals cook all afternoon, heating it to the perfect temperature.

One reviewer wrote: “I have dinners at my home and I used to use a fondue pot to keep the dip warm. Always a hassle and had to be supervised. A friend suggested I get a little crockpot instead. I am so happy I did! I love this little gem and intend to buy two more before Christmas.”

Elite by Maxi-Matic 3 Qt. Gourmet Slow Cooker

$32.99, Wayfair

Why we like it:

  • 3 Qt. removable inner stoneware pot.
  • Convenient low high keep warm settings
  • Tempered clear glass lid

This non-stick crockpot is small to medium in size, suitable for smaller families. With a tempered glass for easy viewing and a removable stoneware pot for cleaning, this is the most convenient way to cook a Sunday roast.

One reviewer wrote: ” love my new crockpot it is just the right size and I used it today to transport and keep my meatballs warm after arriving at my friend’s house.”

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