This slow cooker has been a great addition to my kitchen over the past two years. I also have a 4 quart crock pot, which feeds my family very well, but wanted a bigger one for potlucks. This was the perfect size. I do find that it gets VERY hot compared to my 4 quart one. The smaller one that I own has a different "High" temp and "Low" temp. I have to watch this 6 quart one closely. However, I gave it four stars because it's "warm" setting is really the "low" setting of my other one (and I've adjusted and learned to use this setting most often). So it had a learning curve, but I've gotten it down now! Also, I really like that the lid latches on. This is such a wonderful safety feature for bringing food to potlucks! Before, I had to keep the food in a different container while we traveled, but with this crock pot, I can keep the food IN the crock pot, latch the lid, and travel, without worrying about burning myself with hot liquid, nor spilling all over.