What are the benefits of programmable crockpots?

Barbara G.

Staff member
Crockpots have come a long way over the years. Now days, you can buy a programmable crockpot with all the benefits. So, what are some of the benefits of using a programmable crockpot?

  • Program cooking from 30 minutes to 20 hours
  • When cooktime is done, the crockpot will switch to warm automatically
  • Some models will even let you know how many minutes the crockpot has been on the warm setting

Do you own a programmable crockpot? How do you like it? What other benefits do you see with using one?
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I think that the fact that you don't have to worry that the crockpot will overheat from being on too long is the best benefit they provide. I do wonder though if they have a battery backup in case the power goes out. I did not think I would need a programmable crockpot but the more I hear about them it may be a good idea to get one after all.