I have both a larger size slow cooker, and a smaller size slow cooker, and of all three, I use this Rival 3-Quart Slow Cooker the most. It is the perfect size for a family of two or three, and since it is just me and my husband, and we are not too fond of leftovers, this crockpot was made for us. It also fits a double batch of buffalo chicken dip for a big party. I had a birthday party for my brother in law, and I used both this crockpot and a smaller one for dips. The smaller one got too hot on the low setting, but this crockpot has three settings in high, low, and warm. The warm setting is so nice for a party or game night that lasts hours when people are snacking the whole night. It is an easy way to be able to put out the food and then relax and enjoy the party instead of having to tend to the food all night. I love the removable ceramic pot that removes from the base for easy cleaning, but usually I use crock pot liners which are cheap and make cleaning even easier.