Of all the slow-cookers out there, I have to think that Crock Pot brand is the very best. This is my third slow-cooker, and they have all been amazing. I dropped the lid to my original crock pot during a move and broke it, so that one had to be tossed out, so I bought this as a replacement, and I also have a smaller 5 quart version as well. I am obsessed and I simply cannot get enough of it. I have two small children and a husband - so crock pot cooking is the easiest way for me to prepare meals. I prep in the morning, toss it all together around noon, and dinner is ready when my husband gets home around 5 or 6. It has a three settings - which I really like. Low, high, and warm. The low setting actually still gets pretty hot - hot enough to cook your food, so the "warm" option is more of a "low" I think. Overall I think it's great. It's sleek, convenient, and always gets the job done, making my life so much easier. I also love that after dinner is done I can just remove the crock and lid from the cooking unit and put it right into the dishwasher. Done!