I have now had my Proctor Silex six quart slow cooker for over two years and it still works great! It is one of my favorite appliances. My proctor silex six quart slow cooker is a huge help in feeding my large family affordable and good for them hot dinners without adding more stress to an already overworked mom. The proctor silex six quart slow cooker is the perfect size for a large family. I have plenty of room to make a meal for myself, my partner and my four kids, we usually even have leftovers for the next days lunch. The settings are so easy to use and self explanatory that even my fifteen year old and eleven year old have no problem using my proctor silex slow cooker. There are many great recipes out for slow cookers, it makes it so easy to just throw everything in there and turn it on and forget about, till dinner time, when yoiu have a perfectly cooked hot homemade meal with very little effort!