Besides chili and succulent pork shoulder, the latest slow cooker models can tackle more-complex fare. To find the best, we reached out to Jeff Mahin. He is a chef and co-owner at restaurants in Chicago and Maryland, and at M Street Kitchen in L.A., where he put the units through a battery of tests. “Slow cookers are one of my favorite tools in the home kitchen,” says the self-professed gadget hound. Here are the results.
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