Calling all holiday hosts, meal preppers, and general Crock-Pot lovers of the world: We have just found a product that is about to change your slow-cooking life.
BUY NOW: Crock-Pot Entertaining Tower, $80, target.com
The miraculous counter-top appliance has a 3.5-quart crock at the base and two 1.5-quart crocks on the top level. Each one can be independently operated at high or low heat, so you can stick to just one pulled-pork dish for you and the husband, or go all out with meatball, dips, and more for any holiday dinner. Plus, there’s a little caddy in the back that stores your serving utensils, so you basically have no prep work once your guest are ready to eat.
Let’s just say we’ve totally forgotten about our fictional Crock-Pot fears that stemmed from “This Is Us” a few months back.
Along with entertaining, reviewers say this has become their go-to for easy weekly dinners. “I bought this for what I thought would be occasional use, however I have been using it almost every day. I love the smaller crocks that I can put my veggies or potatoes and stuffing in. The main crock makes meat and poultry tender with so much flavor. I plan on ordering three more of these for myself and one for a gift! Best crock pot for making small dinners,” said one reviewer.
Even the Good Housekeeping Institute is on board. Betty Gold, a senior editor and product analyst in the Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab, says that she hasn't tested this exact model, but can see it being a hit.
"My favorite thing is that it frees up your counter space! The kitchen is always the most crowded place at the party and the design of this slow cooker is so smart because it optimizes the limited amount of space you have for serving. More room = more food."
Once you're done entertaining guests, the upper crocks can be folded together for more compact storage. The best part? The entire tower costs just $80, which is cheaper than the price of some solo slow cookers.