I have used my Rival crock pot many many times in the last four years. It is a reliable crock pot and works really well for soups and stews. It can also work for small roasts and chickens. However, often I have a hard time fitting larger pieces of meat in the pot. In addition, it would be a really nice feature if I could have a timer on the crock pot so I don't have to rush home to turn it off sometimes. Whenever I make corn chowder I end up scalding the milk by leaving the crock pot on too long. The crock pot is easy to wash out and cooks the food evenly. The cover fits well on the pot and it is also very good for taking on a trip because of its compact size. The cord seems a little short sometimes and it is difficult to plug in the cord into the outlet which sits a little bit above my stove. Overall this is a very good crock pot for the price and I am sad to see that it has been discontinued.