Hamilton Beach 33258 Slow Cooker, You can find better ones for cheaper

You can stick it in the fridge for leftovers. It’s a basic slow cooker that does the job. The small one is great for queso, gravy and warming cream. I’m happy with this purchase.

I do so much of my cooking in slow cookers. This set is nice because of the small crock pot bonus.

My old one didn’t have this (it broke so replaced with this one) and i noticed a significant cooking time difference.

Key specs for Hamilton Beach 33258 Slow Cooker, 5-Quart:

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  • Bonus 2-Cup Food Warmer- Perfect for Warm Cheese & Chocolate Dips
  • Dishwasher Safe Stoneware & Glass Lid
  • Low/High & Keep Warm Settings
  • Perfect for 5lb. Chicken or 3lb. Roast
  • Easy-to-use

Comments from buyers

“excellent value
, Solid and Cheap Slow Cooker
, Handle on lid came off

Cooker works fine, seems well-built. Seems like a really good price.

This is really a bit too big for me. I live alone and would have been happier until. . I had a large corned brisket. It fit perfectly in this hamilton slow cooker. I started it on high and when it started to boil i looked and found that it was a gentle simmer and not a hard boil. Just what i wanted it to do. The corned beef brisket was cooked to perfection. I still have two corned briskets in the freezer waiting for their turn in this slow cooker.

This is the best slow cooker i’ve ever bought and the best price i’ve ever found.

I missed having a slow cooker in the kitchen – last one broke. Now i have a little mini crock pot too.

Good price, works well for me, no flaws i can notice, construction is good for the price. I’ve used it for many stews and chicken recipes. Importantly there is no plastic odor when using the product, which some of these cookers have. Also important: the settings work properly, warm, low, and high are each distinctive and make for accurate cooking. I have not used the little food warmer, and it seems a bit of a novelty, but perhaps others find greater use in it.

I’ve had the ones w/all the bells and whistles, they break quickly. I use a regular timer for lights with it if i need to, otherwise just turn this on and my dinner is ready when i get home. Also, use it to make bone broth, which requires continuous use for a couple days, works great for that too.

This crockpot i have never had and issue with. It cooks all my good perfectly. I even bough the crockpot bag inserts so it’s not as hard to clean and i love it.

I like that i got a free sauce warmer. However, after about 10 or so uses, the handle on the lid came off. I tried super-gluing and using a glue gun, but the heat from the cooker heats up the glue and the handle comes off. Would have been 5 stars without this issue.

Having the 2nd smaller pot is great to have for cheese dips or chocolate for dipping fruit.

I find myself making meals for the week with relative ease. My only gripe with it is there’s no indicator light to show if it’s on or not. That’s easily solved by whether the pot gets hot or not but it would be nice to have an indicator regardless.

The mini cooker wasn’t really necessary. I do like the large 5 quart cooker.

The large cooker is good for meals and the small one is excellent for hot dips, especially chocolate. It would be perfect if it had a band on the large one that seals the lid tight to allow for transporting foods with liquid.

Got for step daughter christmas gift. She has been using it 2-3 times a week to make roasts stew and other family meals.

The chili cook off was five days away and my old crockpot quit working. So jumped on amazon for a quick order, this one promised the bonus of a small unit as well as a replacement for my old one. Unfortunately the small unit’s lid was not in the box when opened. Not sure how to get one so will check goodwill.

I cook soup in this crock slow cooker at least twice a week. I have used it for about four months so i cannot say a lot about durability. I can say that the ceramic and top are still in ‘as-good-as-new’ shape. I like having three temperature settings and the additional warmer cup is a nice feature.

Keep warm, low and high are the settings. It is a great, nice looking crock pot for the low cost.

This is our second slow cooker that we have from hamilton beach. Works great, my wife sometimes uses two at the same time to prepare meals.

3 settings is all you need (low, high, keep warm). Glassware fits rather loose, but i think all do. Every product i’ve owned made by hamilton beach has never failed and are rather affordable. You dont need to be an expert at cooking. I just buy the prepared slow cooker packages they sell in any grocery store. Its easy to use and to clean. The size is large which should be enough to cook 5 or 6 lbs of meat.

I don’t have any issues and cooks and keeps food warm.

Does cook hotter than some on the higher setting, but i don’t mind that as i don’t like ‘wimpy’ slow cookers. The low setting allows for lower cooking if i need it.

We love our crock pot, we use it almost weekly with no problems, haven’t tried the little pot yet but i’m sure it will work fine.

AeroGarden Ultra, Works great. With all it does

They grow quickly and require little maintenance. Be prepared for lots and lots of fresh herbs. One of my pods did not sprout, but miracle grow sent a replacement within a few days.

Nice unit but just too expensive. $100 might still be expensive but at $150 i can’t recommend it. I think it was $175 at bj’s.

Very simple, almost no noise, and no maintenance so far. I love the quality of the herbs. The basils grew like weeds but the mint, parsley, and cilantro weren’t quite as voracious.

Key specs for AeroGarden Ultra with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit:

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  • The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden ULTRA is the extraordinary soil-free indoor garden that grows plants 5 times faster than soil
  • Grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more… let your imagination grow wild
  • Includes 3 high-performance, full spectrum CFL (Compact Flourescent Light) Grow Lights
  • Advanced, easy-to-use Control Panel has an interactive LCD display that utilizes on screen prompts to guide you step by simple step from set up through harvest
  • Includes 7-Pod Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit that contains: Genovese Basil, Thai Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Curly Parsley, Dill and Mint

Comments from buyers

“I can’t wait!
, Great product but too expensive

I’ve grown things from flowers to vegetables.

After 3 months, i have my private herb jungle on my desk. This unit has been rock solid and is simple enough that my 7 year daughter maintains it. I intend to buy another one and try peppers and tomatoes.

I gave this as a present to my husband. He has just planted the starter pack. I will update my review after our plants sprout.

Only complaint is that some of the pods were incorrectly seeded with the wrong plant (thai basil, when it should have been genovese). But i called and they replaced for free.

I no longer buy herbs from the store. I take comfort knowing that my herbs don’t have pesticides & other chemicals in them. I have a total of 4 units in my home.

Gave to my wife for her birthday and she like me again.

Wife loves to garden, and she loves this product.

We now have an authentic herb garden growing right in our kitchen. Everything needed to produce healthy herbs is included. Makes it very convenient when in need of herbs for new recipies.

I purchased the herb garden. The two types of basil are doing very well. I have ‘pruned’ the top leaves off a couple of times already. My cat has killed my dill, though. Can you get one item replaced?.

So easy to use and you can have so many different types of foods without having to know anything about growing. The 64 set seed sprouting kit is a great idea. I was able to start the outdoor garden a month before actual growing season which will give us fruit just that much earlier. I will probably get 2 more of these things pretty soon.

With all it does, you still have to constantly fill it up with water. I would rather pull weeds in the garden and just turn the water on vs. The constant water filling on this little thing. If you can’t have a garden, this is better than nothing. I have tried growing many things with it. I got some hot peppers to grow too.

I could not keep up with using the herbs; they grew that fast. The garden works well, but one of the light bulbs quit working after one month.

I ordered an amazon open box, and while it arrives with no seed kit as the listing stated, i had to send it back. I would have been pleased to recieve a seed kit and go about my day. Anyway- i was lucky enough to be searching the aero-store and found a 40% off deal on this item. The instructions are easy to follow, 5 steps and it’s together. Then when you open the seed kit, there are instructions on how to get it growing. Put the taller plants in back, shorties up front. Turn the light on, and see you in two weeks. It has a timer which will let you know when to add food, and it recommends topping off water at this time also. It mentions to keep water levels up between feedings. I guess i just wait for them to start sprouting, then remove the domes. There is a wealth of information in the book that comes with the device as well as in the seed box.

Wished i had ordered the led model when i purchased this one. I love the digital display – it has already given great growing tips and reminders to add water and nutrients. I had an older model (about 10 years or more) and it’s still growing strong. I’m really pleased with my new one. Thank you amazon and aerogarden for a great product.

Great product for beginners especially if you’re reluctant to begin. If you have any confidence, though, there are cheaper and better producing methods out there. Check out the very many youtube video’s available. Many systems you can easily make yourself or buy pre-made systems for 1/3 of the price. The additional seed cups are very expensive and even though miracle-gro has very good customer support and a good warranty policy seeds growth is very unpredictable.

I bough this as a gift for my mom.

I love my aerogarden, but will warn you from purchasing from this seller. My items came in, and it is very obvious that it was previously opened. The seed starting kit was taped to the outside of the box, which is not normal. Also the protective bubble wrap was not the original. That being said, my aerogarden rocks. Germination happens very fast, and plants flourish. My friends are amazed at how well these gardens work. I love the ultra model over my ancient first edition aerogarden. The control panel makes life so much easier, and makes light control a breeze. You can even change how often the pump cycles.

However, they plants did not survive the planting outdoors. If you buy this kit, leave everything indoors and enjoy watch it growing inside the aerogarden. It was an awesome gift from my husband to me, and i love it. I will not take the plants out of the aerogarden again. Great for people that love to grow plants but don’t have outside options in a yard etc.

I bought this as a gift for my wife and was a big hit with her. We’ve had it about a month and so far so good. All but one of the herbs that came in the kit germinated. All the ones that germinated have thrived. We’ve only been growing this stuff about a month and we’ve already had to trim/harvest some of the herbs because they are growing so fast. We had one of the 3 bulbs fail almost immediately and the customer service people at aerogrow were top notch – they shipped us out a replacement bulb and replaced the one herb that didn’t go too. We decided to put a tomato plant in the one pod that didn’t go originally and it has similarly popped up and is just starting to take off. This is not a low-budget way to grow fresh herbs or veggies. The thing is expensive to buy initially, the lights have to be replaced every six months and they are expensive, the little seed pods are expensive too. However, it is a really nice, low-hassle way to have a little hydroponic garden in a self-contained spot.

I’ve been looking at these for over a year and finally decided to order. We have had salads every night, cilantro and chives for cooking. I’m getting ready to start tomato and pepper plants to move to the garden when ready.

I bought the agro garden ultra for my wife as a christmas present. When she opened it she said she wanted to put it togeather herself. So i told her to have at it. A couple of weeks she told me she didn’t think the pump wasn’t working so i took a look at it. I told her that the pump would work better if she had plugged it in.

Excalibur D500SHD 5-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator – Great product.

Great dehydrator but was too small to meet my needs.

The first thing i would make would be beef jerky. I would love one of these for fruit leathers and herbs as well.

The first thing i’d make with this is dried apples and pears, followed up with dried bananas the way my grandma used to make them. Here are the specifications for the Excalibur D500SHD 5-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator:

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  • 5 stainless steel tray dehydrator with 8 square feet of drying space
  • 5″ fan for increased air circulation
  • Adjustable thermostat and 26-hour timer
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Includes Guide to Dehydration and Preserve It Naturally

I can’t wait to get one, the 1st thing i’d make is sugar-free candied fruit for my kids.

I have a few friends that own these dehydrators for those looking for actual users. But my friends use them and are very happy with them. One of the tends to dry a lot of food on a regular basis. So yes they are a great product. I have seen how the work and they are very efficient.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Kale Chip Conundrum
  • Five Stars
  • Four Stars

This is something that i would love to have. It would save my family so much money and i have a recipe for vegetable chips that my friend who is gluten free can actually have :d i really want to do them, and make yummy fruit leather, dried fruits, jerky.

I bought this item before i realized that getting fresh organic fruits and vegetables would not be easy to get. The company was great to deal with and took it back with a full refund. I will buy from them again and amazon.

I used to make jerky on a cheep drier where you had to keep rotating the trays. Can’t wait to try this product.

Cant wait to try it when i am making some dried tomatoes for the first time.

I really want to save money by dehydrating apples and such for healthy snacks and preserving produce when it comes on sale.

Such a nice unit to preserve lots of healthy foods by dehydration. My boys have been begging me to make homemade beef jerkey because they love to camp and love to take jerky on their excursions. So, of course, jerky will be my first thing to dehydrate in this unit.My next thing would be soaked and dehydrated pecans and walnuts because it makes them healthier and oh so yummy.

This is an amazing product that offers a variety of uses for those like myself that are making the choice to have a healthier real food lifestyle. Looking forward to starting my first garden and eating fresh ripe tomatoes off the vine as well as making zesty dehydrated tomatoes that i can use all year round. For now i’ll start with dried apples, then coconut macaroons, then kale chips, then yogurt, oh, the adventure has begun.

I am happy with the way that this dehydrator functions overall. The only reason i rated it a 3 is to bring attention to the spacing inside of the machine. For foods with more bulk like kale and cauliflower it doesn’t work to fill all 5 trays. There isn’t enough space and then the food gets smashed and doesn’t dry as well. People that enjoy kale chips know that you can’t just make 2 trays for a party. I tried making 4 trays and things were cramped and i needed to re situate thingsafter they had cooked for awhile. It worked, but not as smoothly as when i only made 2 trays. I would have ordered the 9 tray, but i noticed all of the complaints about how noisy it was so i opted for the 5 trayknowing i wanted something that i could carry easily and have in a smaller space. Initially the 5 tray doesn’t sound that loud,it’s white noise ish, then you start to notice it. When i have it running in the day i put it in the laundry room and shut the door, thenit’s fine.

Beef jerky will be the first product i make. I have a plastic dehydrator, and can’t wait to pass it on.

I would love to try fruit roll ups with this?. This looks so very easy to do will have to try it.

I can’t wait to try this product. I would have originally bought this to make beef jerky but now that i am trying to get my family to eat healthier the first thing i will try is burritos.

I would love to have this as a staple to my kitchen. I would make dried herbs, fruit jerky, dried fruits, nuts, yogurt drops, beef jerky and more.

I have never owned an excalibur dehydrator because i have i have a nesco american harvester which is a work horse but i cannot do yogurt with it. I have children with a lot of different allergies and i struggle making yogurt. Everyone that i know that has an excalibur loves them and they can do so many different things. So, the first thing that i would make is yogurt.

This is an excellent product. The first thing i would do is dehydrated raw nuts after soaking to get all the best nutrients out of them.

I have the non-stainless excalibur dehydrator. I love it, it has been running constantly almost since the day i purchased it 3yrs ago. Sturdy, dependable, easy to use and clean.

Wish there was a little more room between trays.