Slow cookers are a favorite way of mine to cook. I love that I can prep in morning and have the rest of the day to work outside or do improvement projects. When dinner time comes, I don't have to worry about it or spend a small fortune buying dinner out for 6 people. I received this model for Christmas and it came with a bonus little crock pot for heating dips or small soups. So far it seems to perform better than my two other ones(not Sunbeam brand). One runs real hot and can burn food, and one takes forever to cook. But I have used them all extensively and they look like it. I got the new one with the stainless steel exterior, and it looks much nicer in my kitchen. The temperature is perfect foir the timing in recipes, and if left on warm my food doesn't get burnt. I haven't tried my bonus one yet, but I'm pretty sure I will on Superbowl Sunday. I hope to have many years with this one. Even though my others aren't perfect, I have used them both for over ten years now.