The Best Slow Cookers
Proctor Silex 1.5-Quart Oval Slow Cooker
Break out this baby when you need to keep dips and desserts—cheesy quesos, chocolate fondues—melted and warm. This size is also particularly great for steel-cut oats: Fill the machine at night and wake up to piping-hot porridge.
To buy: $15, proctorsilex.com.