For starters, I don't know if it's a geographical thing or what, but I call my slow cookers "crockpots". No one around here calls them slow cookers...even though they are the same thing.
I thought I had mentioned these before, but since I have had lots of people (3) ask me about them recently, I thought I'd post about them again.
Pay close attention - these are life changing. Seriously. This is how great they are.
I LOVE my crockpots, and use them several times a week. I have 3 - one oblong, one round, and one small. The one thing I don't like about them, is the clean-up. Something always seem to get cooked on around the edges and it's like concrete. I have to let the inner crock soak for a while, and even then you still have to scrub to get it clean.
Slow Cooker liners are amazing and make my life so much easier. You can find them in the same area you find baggies. They fit both round and oblong crockpots and I have even knotted it up to make the bag smaller to fit my small crockpot. No more scrubbing baked on cheese! Woot!
The best part is, when you are done cooking, and have removed any leftover food, all you do it lift out the bag and throw it away. Then all you have to do is a quick wipe of the crockpot to clean it, and voila...you're done.
I never use my crockpots without them now. They are truly one of my favorite kitchen items.