Are all slow cookers problematic?
I've been researching slow cookers online and the customer reviews are appauling! Rival seems to be the worst, just about everyone says it cooks too hot. You'd think the inventor of the crock pot would have it figured out by now but their products seems to be getting worse with time. The others aren't fairing much better. Complaints after complaints. Isn't this supposed to be a simple appliance?
I want to buy one desperately but there doesn't seem to be a single one on the market right now that works reliably well...and won't break down in a few months. Even the $99 All-Clad by Williams-Sonoma has it's foibles, I've read that the lid doesn't fit tight so steam escapes (a big no-no when slow cooking for many hours).
The positive reviews come from people who are still using their 30 year old crock pot. A lot of good that does me. The newer ones sound like junk. So what should I buy? Can anyone recommend the lesser of the evils?