Overall I love this crockpot. It's large enough that I can make anything I want in it and still have plenty of leftovers. The only negative thing about the size is that it is difficult for me to store because my apartment is so small it it takes up quite a bit of space. If I had a larger home it would not matter to me. I've tried making all kinds of things in it such as sauces, casseroles, meat, veggie and rice combos, etc and everything comes out delicious. The only problem I really find with it is that when I use the plastic liners, if I leave it on high too long and dont pay attention it has a tendency to burn what I am cooking. If I'm awake and paying attention I can lower it and I have no problem. The low setting just doesnt cook it enough to leave it there for while I'm at work. If I remember correctly I bought this either online or at walmart and it was quite cheap on sale, so I was very happy to see how well it works. I would highly recommend this product unless you intend on saving space or plan to use liners and leave it on high.