I received the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 slow cooker as a gift from my daughter. I must say I am highly impressed with the quality of this cooker for such a cheap price. I use the slow cooker almost 4 times a week to cook various meats and meals. I find it so easy to use as I can cook one meal and then switch pots and then cook another meal for the next day! Time to Heat By the time I turn on the Hamilton Beach cooker and get my ingredients its already heated up and ready to go. Ease of Use With only three settings I can literally throw my ingredients into the cooker set the timer or heat setting and go. I never have to worry about my food when cooking with a Hamilton Beach cooker. It makes cooking simple for the work week. Durability I have had the Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 slow cooker for a few months and I already know it'll last me for a few years. It works just as good as when I used it the first time. For the price, I would say it is worth every penny.