In the last few weeks I’ve had 3 different people e-mail me and ask, “I need a new slow cooker. What kind should I buy?” This is what I’ve told them:
3 to 4 Quart Slow Cookers: 3-5 people. I personally use my 3 quart slow cooker most often. It is perfect for my family of 4. These sizes also work well for larger quantity dips or appetizers, such as meatballs or chicken wings.
5 to 6 Quart Slow Cookers: 5-7 people This size is useful when trying to make complete meals that consist of meat, potatoes and vegetables in the slow cooker.
7 to 8 Quart Slow Cookers: 7+ people. These are nice when making meals for large families or when you are having extra guests.