The Hamilton Beach 33473 is a programmable slow cooker that promises easy cooking with “no watching and no stirring.” This slow cooker’s programmable heat settings allow you to mix and match the best temps for cooking and once the dish is cooked, the unit turns off automatically. The 33473 cooks food evenly thanks to its wraparound heating element and stoneware component. Some of the components are removable and dishwasher safe.
One thing we loved about the 33473 is its energy efficiency. It features a timer and once cooking is done, the crock-pot turns itself off on its own. That’s a great feature when you don’t have the time to keep an eye on the pot constantly. The large capacity means you can whip up large batches of meals at a time. It’s large enough to cook a whole 6 pound chicken or 4 pounds of roast. At this price point, the Hamilton Beach 33473 impresses with its excellent features!
For the negatives, the construction of the slow cooker feels cheap and flimsy but that’s expected for a pot that’s less than 30 bucks. Still, we wish Hamilton Beach went above and beyond in terms of offering more value to customers.