I absolutely love my programmable crockpot! I use it for stews, meats, soups, and sometimes for juicy cobblers. You can set it for warm, low, or high, set your timer, and then go do whatever it is you need to do and not worry about it getting too dry or over cooked. You can always find several qts. of soup in my freezer, which comes in handy, not only for my family, but for shut-ins or sick friends or loved ones. Ease of Cleaning So easy to clean, just take out the removable pot, wash and dry it, replace it, and put it away. Ease of Use All you have to do is set your timer and temperature and you're done! It's great to use on Sundays. When you come in from church, lunch or dinner is ready. For working moms or dads, set it, it's ready when you come home. Or you can set it before going to bed, put it in the fridge when you get up, then all you have to do is warm it when you get home from work. Design It has a beautiful design and glass lid so you can easily check on your food without removing the lid. Durability Wow, I've been using mine every single week for a few years now, and it still works like new!