Slow Cooker With Latching Lid

If you have ever had to transport a slow cooker filled with a delicious dish to a potluck or a birthday party, you know the problem: if you are not super careful, something will spill out of the pot or the lid will come off completely. But that doesn’t have to happen if you use a practical slow cooker with latching lid. With one of those you just lock the lid so that you can safely transport the whole lot without spilling any of its contents.

Slow Cooker With Locking Lid

Here are some popular slow cookers with locking lids in different sizes. Usually, there are only large models of slow cookers with a latching lid to be found, since smaller sized slow cookers are really taken to parties or gatherings because they hold only food for a few servings.

6-quart slow cooker with latching lid

Crock-Pot Cook and Carry Manual Slow Cooker

Crock-Pot Cook and Carry 6 Quart Manual Portable Slow Cooker, Black (SCCPVL600-B)
  • 6-quart portable slow cooker serves 7+ people
  • Handles make it easy to carry
  • High/Low/Warm settings
  • Removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware insert, and dishwasher-safe locking glass lid
  • Sleek black exterior and plastic handles

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-R-A, 6 Qt  With  Locking Lid

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-R-A, 6 Qt, Red
  • 6-quart Cook & Carry Oval Slow Cooker serves 7+ people
  • Digital countdown control lets you program cook times anywhere from 30 minutes up to 20 hours; shifts to Warm setting automatically once cook time completes
  • Easy-to-use locking lid featuring lid gasket provides extra seal for less mess on the go
  • Removable oval stoneware is stylish for any table
  • Works on 240 Watts at 120V A.C. and 60 Hertz

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Lid Lock

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Lid Lock, Dishwasher-Safe Crock, Silver (33262)
  • Clip-tight sealed lid locks onto slow cooker to help prevent messy spills
  • Bring 6-quarts of hot food to potlucks or parties anytime
  • Removable stoneware and glass lid go in the dishwasher for easy cleanup
  • Full-grip handles make carrying easier
  • High, low and keep warm settings

Crock-Pot Indianapolis Colts NFL 6-Quart Cook & Carry Slow Cooker

Crock-Pot Indianapolis Colts NFL 6-Quart Cook & Carry Slow Cooker
  • 6-quart capacity serves 7+ people
  • High/Low cook settings, plus Warm setting
  • Travel-friendly locking lid
  • Dishwasher-safe, removable stoneware and glass lid
  • Recipes included

Crockpot Thermoshield 6 Quart Manual Slow Cooker With Locking Lid

Crockpot Thermoshield Easy Carry Handles |6 Quart Manual Slow Cooker, Black
  • 6-Quart cook & carry slow cooker serves 7+ people
  • Thermoshield insulated sides allow for better heat retention, while reducing outside temperature by up to 50%, when compared to previous models
  • Designed with Secure-Fit locking lid and rubber gasket that create an airtight seal, helping to prevent spills on the road
  • Control panel lets you program cooking time from 30 minutes to 20 hours, in either the high or low setting, then automatically shifts to Warm once time is complete
  • Includes dishwasher-safe, removable stoneware and lid; cord management at back to keep the cord tidy; and oversized carrying handles so you can carry with ease

Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Digital Programmable Slow Cooker With Lid Lock

Hamilton Beach Portable 6 Quart Set & Forget Digital Programmable Slow Cooker with Lid Lock, Temperature Probe, Dishwasher Safe Crock & Lid, Black Stainless (33866)
  • Integrated Temperature Probe: Track Your Food’s Temperature With the Probe, Minimizing the Chances of Overcooking and Helping to Ensure Food Safety When Cooking Beef, Pork & Poultry
  • Multiple Cooking Functions: Cook on Low, Medium or High With or Without the Probe; When the Food Is Ready, the Slow Cooker Shifts to Keep Warm or Holds It at the Selected Temperature
  • Expand Your Cooking Options: Hold Temperature Function Lets You Sous Vide, Prepare Yogurt, Poach, Simmer, Braise, Make Fondue & More
  • Digital Display: Countdown Timer Displays Remaining Cooking Time and Toggles Between the Selected Food Temperature and a Current Internal Temperature When the Probe Is in Use
  • 6 Quart Capacity: Perfect Size for a 6 LB. Chicken or 4 LB. Roast

Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe & Lid Lock

Hamilton Beach Portable 6 Quart Set & Forget Digital Programmable Slow Cooker Lock, Dishwasher Safe Crock & Lid, Temperature Probe, Stainless Steel
  • Not your mom’s slow cooker: Smart technology allows you to cook a recipe to either a desired cooking time or specific temperature, before automatically switching to warm when it’s done
  • Patented temperature probe: Place the temperature probe into large cuts of meat to cook to a precise temperature the control panel will display the food’s exact temperature as it cooks
  • Clip-tight gasket lid: The lid clips securely in place, perfect for taking the slow cooker to a party, potluck or tailgate the tight seal helps prevent messy spills along the way
  • Easy to clean: Removable and dishwasher safe crock and glass lid make cleanup simple and power interrupt protection keeps slow cooker on during a brief power outage
  • 6 quart capacity: Spacious size is perfect for a 6 pound chicken or 4 pound roast. Advanced features like a temperature display and probe minimize the chances of overcooking your food

7-quart + Slow Cooker With Latching Lid

BLACK+DECKER Programmable Slow Cooker with Locking Lid

BLACK+DECKER SCD1007 7-Qt Locking Lid Digital Slow Cooker, Silver
  • Built-In Lid Holder - Keep countertops clean and stir & serve without holding the lid! The built-in holder props the lid conveniently on either of the side handles
  • Digital Controls - Choose the time and heat, and the slow cooker does the rest, switching into “Warm” mode when cooking is complete. Use the “Stay-On” option for extended slow cooking
  • Three Heat Settings - Low, high, and warm settings for all your slow cooker needs. The unit automatically switches to warm for up to four hours after cooking is complete
  • 7 Quarts - Make a hot meal for the whole family and have plenty of delicious leftovers with room for over eight servings in the 7-quart crock. Stoneware Crock - The durable 7-quart crock is removable for easy cleaning in the sink or dishwasher

KOOC Programmable Slow Cooker 7-Quart Portable with Lid Lock

[NEW] KOOC Programmable Slow Cooker 7-Quart, Larger than 6 Quart, Digital Timer, Free Liners for Easy Clean, Portable with Lid Lock, Upgraded pot, Adjustable Temp, Nutrient Reduction, Red, Oval
  • [5 FREE SLOW COOKER LINERS] Use KOOC liners to save time on clean-up and enjoy every meal.
  • [HEALTHY SLOW STEW] KOOC slow cooker helps to reduce the nutrient loss of food material through low power operation, a healthier way to cook.
  • [PROGRAMMABLE] Digital Countdown Timer lets you program cook times anywhere from 30 minutes up to 20 hours; Shifts to Warm setting automatically once cook time completes.
  • [HUMANIZED DESIGN] Locking lid and gasket provides extra sealing and less mess up on your way. Upgraded pot, stainless steel pot body.
  • [SUPERIOR DESIGN & SERVICE] Various colors and sizes(2~8.5 Qt) to meet the needs of diverse families. 1-year warranty, 30-days return or exchange. 24 Hours Response Guarantee.

Crock-Pot 7-Qt. Cook n’ Carry Programmable Slow Cooker

Crock-Pot 7 Quart Cook n' Carry Programmable Countdown Ovenproof Slow Cooker with Removable Stoneware, Easy Locking Gasket Lid & Carrying Handles
  • Cook n' Carry: Upgrade your cooking experience with this reliable and easy-to-clean slow cooker with an easy locking gasket lid, making transportation a breeze without any mess and hinged locking lids and carrying handles keep your food secure and safe for on-the-go adventures
  • Versatile Cooking: Ideal for a variety of slow cooker recipes, the 7-quart capacity and programmable time settings cater to diverse cooking needs and time constraints, ensuring your culinary creations are perfectly crafted
  • 2-in-1 Convenience: Removable oval stoneware not only simplifies cleaning seamlessly transitioning from cooking to presentation with style
  • Family-Friendly Size: With the ability to feed 8 plus people, this slow cooker is perfectly sized for family meals or when you need to impress and feed a crowd
  • Ovenproof Innovation: Ovenproof up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing you to add a finishing crisp to your dishes for that perfect touch of texture and flavor

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable 7-Quart Slow Cooker with Lid Lock

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Portable 7-Quart Slow Cooker with Lid Lock for Easy Transport, Dishwasher-Safe Crock, Silver (33472)
  • Single clip latches lid to base for spill-resistant travel
  • Detachable lid and removable stoneware for dishwasher clean upHinged lid stays up for serving
  • Folding handles snap up for carrying fold down for storage
  • Perfect size for a 7 lb. chicken


Presto 06012 Nomad 8-quart Traveling Slow Cooker, Tan
  • The Slow Cooker that Cooks and Goes! Ideal for slow cooking foods and taking them on the road.
  • Swing-up handle makes carrying easy. In carrying mode, locking lid seals tight for spill-proof transport.
  • Rugged, wide-profile "picnic cooler-style" with cool-touch housing prevents tip-overs when traveling
  • Generous 8 Qt capacity with Viewing Window; Cover and pot remove for easy cleaning; High, low and keep warm settings
  • Built in cord storage. Removable utensil holder doubles as a handy spoon rest plus white board and marker.

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, Extra Large 10 Quart, With Lid Lock

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, Extra Large 10 Quart, Stay or Go Portable With Lid Lock, Dishwasher Safe Crock, Black (33195)
  • PERFECT FOR A LARGE GATHERING: The 10 quart slow cooker lets you cook enough food for a gathering of 12 or more people and fits a 10 lb. turkey or a 12 lb. roast.
  • REDUCE SPILLS: The lid clips tightly to the slow cooker handles to reduce messy spills when transporting food. Carry hot meals to family gatherings, potlucks or to serve at the table without worrying about spills.
  • COOK FLAVORFUL MEALS WITH MINIMAL EFFORT: This Hamilton Beach slow cooker has simple controls that make it easy for you to create flavorful meals with minimal effort and great results. Just turn the dial. No watching needed.
  • MAINTAIN THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE WITH 3 HEAT SETTINGS: Just turn the dial to choose from 3 heat settings. Cook your meal on Low or High, and then switch to Warm when cooking is complete for food that's warm and ready when it's time to eat.
  • EASY TO CARRY WITH FULL-GRIP HANDLES: The large slow cooker is easy to lift and hold onto when carrying to the table to serve a meal or when taking food to gatherings.

Advantages Of A Slow Cooker With Latching Lid

Slow cookers are great for cooking up lots of food for a large crowd, especially the 7 or 8-quart models. So obviously when you are done cooking, you want to transport the slow cooker with the food in it, to the potluck or a family get-together without tipping it over or spilling any. A regular pot that does not have a latching lid needs you to be very careful during transport, you have to drive slow and very mindful so that nothing gets spilled.

A slow cooker with a tightly sealed latching lid comes in very handy and is practical to prevent food from spilling during transport.

You can try with rubber bands or other tricks that the lid stays on and seals tight, but a slow cooker with a lid lock is really the best solution. These lids not only stay on the pot but also have a rubber seal in the groove so that the lid really closes tightly when they are locked so nothing gets spilled.

Why the lid is so important in a slow cooker

The lid is an important part of the slow cooker, it closes the slow cooker and ensures that all the heat and moisture remain in a closed system.

However, it is always tempting to take off the lid and to check the food, which is why slow cooker lids are usually made of glass so that you can see through it. However, since the lid acts as a barrier that keeps the hot steam in the pot, you have to be very careful in any case if you cannot resist taking a peek. Expect a cloud of hot steam if you lift the lid on your slow cooker.

With many lid designs, it appears as if it is sitting too loosely or doesn’t seal properly. However, this is completely normal and has nothing to do with poor quality. When slow cooking there is no steam pressure so it is enough if the lid sits loosely in the groove on the edge of the pot and allows the steam condensed on the lid to drip back into the pot.

Some of the large slow cooker models are equipped with a hinged lid or have a mechanism to lock the lid. This has the advantage that the slow cooker can be tightly closed for transport. The disadvantage of hinged lids is more time-consuming cleaning and, under certain circumstances, water that flows down to the rear when folded up and drips onto the work surface.

Why not open the slow cooker lid

In order to heat something sufficiently in a slow cooker so that the food changes and becomes edible, one has to supply energy in the form of heat to it. This heat should remain inside the slow cooker, thus in a closed system so that slow cooking is as effective as possible.

But a good part of that heat is inevitably lost. For example, some of it is emitted into the room as heat radiation via the outer surface of the appliance. Some is lost in the form of thermal radiation via the liquid and food in the pot itself. The lid should retain as much of that heat as possible in the pot. However, the lid also becomes very hot and then releases energy into the room as thermal radiation via its outer surface. It doesn’t matter whether this radiation is emitted from the surface of the water or the outside of the lid, some will be lost.

So what does The Lid Do?

The lid is important because it helps that as much of the supplied heat remains in the system. Part of the energy supplied is used to convert some of the liquid in the pot into steam. When the contents slowly heat up, you can watch through the closed lid how steam clouds rise from the surface. However, it takes a lot of energy to convert water into steam. This energy is not lost in the process of evaporation but is stored in the steam.

As long as you leave the lid on the slow cooker, the steam can not escape and has to condense on the inside of the lid. The energy that was required to convert the water into steam is released again when the steam condenses on the inside of the cooler lid and the hot water droplets that form fall back into the pot and also bring the heat back.  The previously absorbed heat of evaporation remains inside the pot as the heat of condensation, the cycle is closed.

Of course, this only works as long as you leave the lid on. The moment you lift the lid, the steam escapes unhindered and takes the energy stored in it with it, and distributes it in the kitchen.

As long as the lid remains on, no steam can escape, and therefore no energy is lost. This type of heat cycle is also the reason why cooking in a slow cooker can be so energy efficient.

This closed-cycle slow cooker system is also the reason why the liquid level in the slow cooker does not decrease and you do not have to add water.

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