Do you like to take your slow cooker on the go with you? The makers of the Hold and Go Slow Cooker recently sent me one of their units to give a try and I have to tell you, this baby has been with me to every potluck I have been to since!
Cris here. I have a confession. I have a lot of slow cookers…
No really. A LOT.
Now before anyone judges me… I do run a slow cooker website and cook regularly with 3-4 different slow cookers at a time. And, I like to try new features on slow cookers to share them with you… all in the name of being a resource for you. **Sigh** It’s a tough job, but someone needs to do it. I am here for you ;). (And yes, I realize those shelves are extremely messy… #RealLife)
So when the folks with the Hold and Go Slow Cooker contacted me and asked if I was willing to give their unit a try, I told them they could send it but that I would only share it with you if I liked it. They accepted the challenge and sent it along. (Note: While I did receive a unit to test, I did not receive any additional payment for this review.)
When it arrived, I was traveling a lot so it sat on my floor, in the box, until one day when my girlfriend called and said she was having some folks over and asked me to bring something… And then I realized I had the perfect opportunity to give this sucker a try.
I threw in the ingredients and didn’t really think a lot more about it. Then it was time to rush out the door. I was carrying my purse, water bottle and three bags of groceries and needed to get the slow cooker to the car when I discovered the ingenious design of the Hold and Go Slow Cooker… it can be carried with one hand. Heck, it can be carried on your arm if need be while carrying additional bags.
And, we aren’t talking carried anxiously teetering on one hand. We are talking securely, swing that puppy around and that lid ain’t going anywhere kind of one hand.
I was impressed. It was easy to operate and the lid was super secure.
Then, when I got to the party I realized the handle turned into a lid holder.
Hold and Go Slow Cooker
So what are my pros and cons with this unit?
- It is not programmable 🙁
- With such a brilliant traveling concept, I wish it had a cord winder or a place to wind the cord.
- The 5 qt size is perfect for a lot of dips and party foods. It also makes carrying with one hand doable.
- That handle is ah-mazing. ONE handed carrying has me sold.
- Love the lid holder.
- The unit we tried cooks true to temperature and isn’t boiling hot on every setting like some units.
- The lid securing levers are super easy to use and are very secure.
The Bottom Line
If you take your slow cooker to potlucks, family gatherings or office parties often, I would not hesitate to recommend the Hold and Go Slow Cooker.
Hold and Go Slow Cooker Giveaway
The makers of the Hold and Go Slow Cooker offered to send one lucky Recipes That Crock reader a slow cooker all their own! To enter to win just comment below and tell me what you like to bring to potlucks, parties or family gatherings.
ENTER: Just comment below and tell me what dish you like to bring to potlucks, parties or family gatherings?
BONUS ENTRY: Share this post with a friend in person or on social media and comment below that you shared it.
Daily entries (and bonus entries) are allowed and all entries are on the honor system.
Color and model is not guaranteed. Contest ends at midnight on 11/20/2015. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. Winning slow cooker will be shipped to continental U. S. addresses only. Must be 18 to enter. GOODe Luck!
Affiliate links were used in this post. We received this unit for our honest review. All opinions are our own.
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Michelle Clark says
I love how beef roasts, pork chops, and cube steaks turn out in the slow cookers.
Crock Pot Mexican Hamburgers
Catherine l. says
Love to bring vegetarian stew.
Like to make many dishes especially pot roast
Wanting to try chicken and dumplings in the crock pot
Joyce Temple says
I love to make Pulled Pork with e crock pot I have.
I would be nice to bring something like this Hold and Go Slow Cooker to our church dinners. Thank you
for considering me as a winner.
I have one more bonus entry – #5, b/c I told one more friend about the giveaway. I believe this is the last day for entries, and while I really hope I win, I have enjoyed reading what others take to potlucks and also sharing my own favorites. b/c of chronic illness, late in the day cooking is difficult for me b/c I am usually way too tired to cook late in the day. But making dinner before lunchtime allows me to serve great, healthy food made when I am still feeling energetic and creative. The crock really does rock for me!
Pasta and sauce (smaller pastas, not spaghetti/linguine, etc). A yummy homemade sauce, usually tomato based, with dried pasta added in the last 1/2 hr of cooking (turned to high). Pasta is of good texture, soaks up most of the sauce (you might want to reserve some sauce before adding the pasta to add back as a topping once scooped out of crock). I love that you don’t have to boil the pasta separately! It has more of a feel of baked pasta dishes, like baked ziti.
Joan Richmond says
Chicken Tortilla Soup in “my” HOLD & GO SLOW COOKER.
Sandy Young says
Frank Jung says
Holly P. says
I just shared this with my friends on FaceBook 🙂 Good luck everyone!
Diana G says
I would take some new recipe I have tried from the blog. Thanks for the chance to win (my crock died and I sure miss it !! LOL)
Buttery Cream Corn is a favorite. Made with Cream Cheese, Butter and Frozen Corn. Yum!
Everyone loves our buffalo chicken dip!
I love to make chili or cocktail meatballs!
Holly P. says
I love to bring either meatballs or taco soup to our get-togethers. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!
Barb Shultz says
Crock Pot Mac/Cheese even made it for a wedding they like it so much.
I love to bring my famous salsa chicken or queso!!
I usually take Baked Beans with Ham or Hamburger Hominy Goulash in my slow cooker to potlucks. Thank you for having the give away! I shared this by email.
I would love to use it for Chicken cheddar jalapeno soup. And many other great dishes.
Jeannie Huff says
Today is going Italian, so how about some spaghetti sauce
Lang Lucia says
I am Italian and love to bring my spaghetti sauce to parties becase it is so good and easy to make.
Linda Miller says
I like to take German Potato Salad to potlucks.
It tastes great and is very easy to make, and goes over very well.