This baby warms up really fast, but you have to keep your eye on the liquid levels - which king of defeats the whole reason for a crock pot. The lid is incredibly light. Once the steam builds up the lid starts floating, slipping, and rattling around on the crockpot on high and low settings. Just last night the cheap plastic lid handle loop came apart. I was going to ordert a new lid top, but forget it. I think a new DIFFERENT crockpot is in order. Please do the same if you want to be happy with your new crockpot.