I love this crockpot. It can cook all day or for a set amount of time. You can also program it to cook on hi, med, low or keep warm. It is easy to clean. I also love the size. I can cook almost anything in it. Time to Heat It heats up pretty fast. If I take something cold out of the fridge and put the crockpot on low to reheat it for a luncheon it is ready on time. Cooking Performance I really like how well it cooks. I haven't ever had a problem with it. Ease of Cleaning It is really easy to clean. You can take the crock out and wash it in the sink then put it back in. I often wash the lid in the washing machine and it comes out great. Ease of Use It is really easy to use. I just put in my food. Plug it in and it cooks everything. I am actually thinking of using it tomorrow to cook a casserole I usually cook in the oven. Design I only wish it had something to secure the lid down so that if I take it somewhere with food in it I don't have to worry about the lid coming off during transport.