This slow cooker is large enough to accommodate a large amount of food to feed a large family or for get-together's with friends and family. My Kitchen Aid slow cooker didn't burn the bottom of my meals nor did it leave the food soggy or under-cooked. Every slow cooked meal I have prepared in that slow cooker was always cooked to perfection with every layer cooked through at a safe temperature. Being that its bulk in size it took a lot of room on the stove and wasn't so easy to clean it, the non stick surface was very easy to clean as hardly any food actually was stuck to the bottom of the slow cooker the only difficulty part would be of its size fitting in the kitchen sink or counter, if you have a slim sink or a small station cleaning area it can quite tricky to clean this Kitchen Aid 7-Quart Slow Cooker. That being all being said this Kitchen Aid 7-Quart Slow Cooker will make a great addition to your kitchen appliances, every home needs a slow cooker and I recommend the Kitchen Aid brand as the perfect choice.