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There are many different slow cookers/crockpot’s to choose from because of all the sizes and features they have available. Pick one that works best for your lifestyle and family size. Sometimes the small ones are nice to bring your appetizers/dips to a party. It’s nice to have many sizes on hand so you are ready for any special occasion.
I tried to find the best ones to showcase for you. But that was really hard to find all 5-star reviews. So I had to resort to Family Living Today/Best Cock Pots article from 2019. Again, you have to pick one that works best for your lifestyle. Just so you know, Instant Pot® always ranked on top when I was doing my research. And I have to agree. Happy Shopping!
Good news: Not a single crockpot is listed for having toxic chemicals. Many ceramics makers have switched to lead–free glazes. For example, Crock–Pot (the brand name that inspired a host of similar ceramic slow cookers now generically known as crockpots), tells callers in an automated message that it uses no lead additive in its glazes. From Dengarden
Traveling Slow Cooker
Top Picks from Family Living Today
Available in 3.5 QR, 5 QT, 6 QT, 7 QT
Chefman Slow Cooker, All Natural / Chemical-Free / Glaze-Free Pot
As the name suggests this one is completely chemical-free. It doesn’t use a glaze so there is no danger of any lead contamination. It uses a natural non-stick, PTOA, PTFE surface that is Paleo-friendly. From CookLogic
Different sizes for different occasions
If you are worried about your slow cooker/crockpot containing lead:
Lead-containing glazes or decorations on the outside of dishes or non-food surfaces are generally safer to use. The only way to determine if certain crockery has lead is to test it. Home test kits can tell you if the dishes have a leachable lead. These tests are most useful in detecting high levels of lead. From Dept of Environment and Energy
This is a good start on your search for the best slow cooker.