I received this Lititle dipper crackpot when I purchased a crockpot. It's small, cute and convenient when you host parties or events. It's actually pretty small so if you plan on cooking with it, it really isn't worth it. I used it to make chili, my dips and even beans. There are 2 things I'm not crazy about. One- it has no time settings or temperature settings. If you leave food in there too long it seems to get way too hot. You have to keep an eye on it as it can actually get extremely hot. Two- you don't have a removable pot. I don't like that. You have to wash it without trying to get water all over it. For entertaining, it's really convenient. My dip's or salsas really stay nice and warm. IThe cleans fairly easy and is pretty lightweight.