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Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We’re sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of course, since it slow cooks too. Here, we’ve collected the most fetching slow cookers for anyone who needs a cute Crock Pot or otherwise visually appealing appliance.

Aesthetic is important when considering something like a slow cooker, whose very utility depends upon your willingness to keep it on the counter, in plain sight, for long stretches of time. It is a slow cooker, after all. It is in no hurry to finish up, get washed, and go back into hiding in the cabinet. And to be honest, to be really useful and not out-of-sight/out-of-mind, you’re really going to need to be willing to keep it on the counter even when it’s not in use.

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There are those people who make investments into things such as kitchen appliances based on a matrix of features, warranty, consumer reviews, brand loyalty, cost/benefit analyses, etc. I know, weird! Right?

And then there are the rest of us, who tend to make purchases of all kinds based on how things look. I once bought a fire-engine red KitchenAid stand mixer against my own, Wedgwood blue aesthetic, thinking it would eventually assimilate with my then-boyfriend’s other kitchen appliances. Lesson learned: A good appliance might last longer than a relationship.

Consider your own personal aesthetic when considering these 11 slow cookers that can suit any taste. In short: slow cooker, but make it fashion.

Traditional: Brentwood 1.5 Qt. Slow Cooker in White, $13.99 on Amazon


This is the paradigm for “slow cooker” for those whose aesthetic is best described as uncomplicated. White, no fuss, dare I say austere in its simple, functional beauty. Also appropriate if your kitchen table is from Ikea.Buy Now

Contemporary:  All-Clad 5 Qt. Gourmet Slow Cooker, $249.95 on Williams Sonoma

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It’s a high end model, for sure, if “looks expensive” is important to one’s counter-scape. But more than that, its mirrored sheen holds the possibility of illusion: making it seem like it’s not taking up space at all, and rather expanding the feel of the kitchen counter.Buy Now

Cute: Crock-Pot 2.5 Qt. Mini Casserole Slow Cooker, $26.71 on Amazon


If you’re into a meet-cute, why not a cook-cute? The shape of this adorable number is aptly suited for cooking casseroles for two. The Moroccan flair of the sweet blue and white chevron pattern suggests a spicy chicken or lamb might be in order. Eat-cute!Buy Now

Timeless: Black & Decker 4 Qt. Slow Cooker, $36.61 on Amazon


Throughout history, there are two looks that have never gone out of style: black and white, and polka dots. Together, they create a timeless look for a classic cook.Buy Now

Red: Elite Gourmet 2 Qt. Electric Red Slow Cooker, $19.99 on Amazon



While it might not have been my personal aesthetic, there is something so racy about electric red, whether applied to fingernails, sports cars, or even slow cookers. What will your racy red slow cooker inspire you to make?Buy Now

Industrial: Crock-Pot 3.5 Qt. Navy Casserole Slow Cooker, $47.24 on Amazon



It is the foremost principle of real estate, whether in zip codes, or in counter space: lasagna, lasagna, lasagna. Wait? Is that right? Anyway, this sturdy, military-chic slow cooker can help you churn out loads of the stuff.Buy Now

Patterned: Crock-Pot 4.5 Qt. Damask Slow Cooker, $24.99 on Amazon


It’s not just a slow cooker, it’s a conversation piece. Is there a name for such a design? Have I seen it somewhere before? Oh my god you must give me this chicken shawarma recipe! (It’s damask.)Buy Now

Retro: Swan 3.5 Qt. Blue Slow Cooker, $39.99 on Amazon



Despite its on-going and even rising popularity, there’s something about a slow cooker that is still so mid-century. Lean in to the old-timey vibes with this baby blue number, pull out the plastic furniture covers, and cook you up a comforting batch of beef stew.Buy Now

Metallic: Brentwood 7 Qt. Copper Slow Cooker, $33.58 on Amazon



It’s not just when the Olympics come around that some people have metallics on their mind. Regardless of its finish, you’ll always be in first place with hearty dishes cooked up in this shiny copper slow cooker.Buy Now

Pastel: Sonya Mini Slow Cooker, $39.98 on Amazon



Here’s a “sparks joy” slow cooker. If pretty in pink is your aesthetic, or if you share the notion that whoever said orange is the new pink is seriously disturbed, or even if on Wednesdays you wear pink, this slow cooker may be for you.Buy Now

Camouflage: Presto 8 Qt. Nomad Traveling Slow Cooker, $59.93 on Amazon


It’s not a camouflage slow cooker, per se, though certainly such a thing must exist. It’s rather that this slow cooker is kind of masquerading as a half toaster, half cooler. Either way, it looks neat, and you can take it with you from the counter to the cookout.Buy Now

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Pamela Vachon is a freelance writer based in Astoria, NY whose work has also appeared on CNET, Cheese Professor, Alcohol Professor, and Diced. She is also a certified sommelier, voiceover artist, and an avid lover of all things pickled or fermented.
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