What kind of slow cooker do you use?
I have two that I use. One is a basic 3-quart Hamilton Beach Portable slow cooker. I use this one most everyday of the week. It is great for basic dinners for my family of 4. I also have a 6 quart slow cooker. It doesn’t have any bells or whistles, but it works great for large cuts of meats, feeding a large group, or soups. I think that the most important thing to consider when you’re buying a slow cooker is your family size. When considering a size to purchase, keep in mind that the cooker should be 1/2 to 3/4 full for the most efficient cooking.
1 to 2 Quart Mini Slow Cookers: This size slow cooker is generally used for hot dips and spreads or for cooking a 1 or 2 serving dish.
3 to 4 Quart Slow Cookers: This medium size is great for fixing dishes for 3 to 4 people. It also works well for larger quantity dips or appetizers, such as meatballs or chicken wings.
5 to 6 Quart Slow Cookers: A cooker of this size is necessary when preparing a dish that needs to feed more than 4 people. It works great when you need to make a dish to take for holidays or for potluck suppers. It is also useful when trying to make complete meals that consist of meat, potatoes and vegetables in the slow cooker.
7 to 8 Quart Slow Cookers: These extra large slow cookers are used when extra capacity is necessary. They are nice when making meals for large families or when you are having extra guest. They work well when cooking a large chicken and you want to slow cook other vegetables along with it.
info taken from recipetips.com