I loved this crock pot the moment I set eyes on it. Time to Heat The crock poet got warm to hot pretty quick. Cooking Performance The cooking works great because of the three settings. There is low, hot, and warm. Ease of Cleaning The cleaning is great, it is all dishwasher safe and it literally took me three minutes to wash it. Ease of Use It is extremely easy to cook with this appliance. Just throw your ingredients into the pot, and do your daily routine . Design My design was whitewash black spiral flowers, it was simply beautiful. Durability This is a great product to buy if you are living with a spouse or parent. It makes the food tender and very flavorful, not only that but it is good and sometimes better when you eat the left overs. The cleaning was easy and took around three minut and it is dishwasher safe as well. The design is beautiful and very decorative as well. You can cook roast, hamburger stew, spaghetti, chicken dumplings along with other crowd pleasers. I w would definitely recommend this appliance to those who like great reliable crock pots with a little bit of zing.