Wow - our All-Clad slow cooker admiration post hit a nerve yesterday. Some of you are quite happy with your $40 slow cookers; others say that yes, a $150 slow cooker is absolutely worth it. The best comment, though, came from sugarpond, who said she found the All-Clad model for $60. $150 or $5 thrift store find - either way, you have a slow cooker and now you want to use it. For the record, a slow cooker is not a McMansion unitasker. No, it's the busy urban cook's best friend. Here's how we use our slow cooker to braise pretty much anything.