I give this appliance an overall rating of very good. It works very well, cleans up in a snap and it is really easy to use. My family loves when I make dinners in my slow cooker, or crock pot as my kids call it. Time to Heat It takes just the perfect amount of time to slow cook meats to just the right perfect time so the meat is juicy moist and tender. It doesn't cook it too fast or too slow. My family and friends want me to cook dinner everyday in the slow cooker, or crock pot as often as I can! Cooking Performance I give this appliance a rating of very good when it comes to cooking performance. It cooks meats so tender and delicious its hard to believe it didn't come from a resteraunt it tastes so darn good! Ease of Cleaning I rate this in the area of ease of cleaning very good if not excellent. I have arthritis so it makes it hard sometimes to clean dishes etc. but this brand is a snap to clean and it comes clean easily without scrubbing hard. Ease of Use Having hand pain makes it hard sometimes to use certain products but not this brand! Its very easy to use and to clean. Makes my day! Design Love it! Durability It is very durable.