I own this Rival 5 quart crockpot and it is an old standby for those busy nights when you are too tired to cook . The Rival name has been around for at least 45 years in making crockpots and it is for good reason - they are reliable and long lasting ! Mine is identical except for the patterned flowers are peach rather than green as shown in this photo . This model is a nice size for a small family and has a removeable liner that makes cleanup a breeze . There is an enclosed recipe book for lots of ideas on how to make soups, chili , sauces and main meals and even desserts ( which I have yet to try in a crockpot myself ) . I put in my meat and vegetables and any gravy or sauces before I leave for work - I rarely even par cook anything and set it on high - about eight hours later I may turn it to low after checking to see if carrots or other hard vegetables feel soft enough . I have yet to have a meal that did not come out tender , moist and delicious . Just be sure to completely cover the meat and vegetables with enough water or cooking liquid so it does not boil away and scorch the crockpot liner . This Rival crockpot is a nice size , has a heavy duty removeable liner which makes cleaning a breeze, and heats food evenly . I pretty much guarantee you will love it for making soups stews , spaghetti and meatballs pot roast and tons of other delicious moist and tender meals with very little prep time and work .