This is my go to appliance, as a busy mom that works full time it's a lifesaver. I can throw everything in it in the morning before I leave for work and by the time we get home in the evening we have a hot meal waiting. No fast food, no waiting in line for a table...we can take our time and gather around our own table and spend quality time as a family. Additionally, clean up is a breeze. We just throw everything in the dishwasher. It's even easier if you plan ahead and freeze your crockpot meals. This appliance is the best one in my kitchen! I actually have five different ones in varying sizes. I also give them as gifts whenever I can, weddings, Christmas, birthdays. I love my crockpot. You will not go wrong with a crockpot. I know that I'm at least a third generation crockpot consumer... Grandma had one, mom had one, I have 5, and my kids each have one. You could say we are a family of crockpot lovers! Time to Heat Gets warm quickly and maintains a constant level of heat. This appliance heats evenly and cooks evenly. There are never any undercooked or overlooked foods. Cooking Performance Everything comes out perfectly cooked and the flavors meld together making everything delicious. Ease of Cleaning Wipe the outside and put the crock and lid in the dishwasher....easy peasy. Ease of Use So easy a caveman or even a man can do it! We actually use multiple crockpots during the holidays to cook our side dishes and to keep them warm so we always get a hot hearty meal. Design Love that everything is digital and automatic. This appliance fits perfectly on the counter. It has a permanent home on the counter next to the stove. Durability These things last forever; I've got one older than my kids that are in their 20s.