This slow cooker is great! We have a large family that includes 4 boys, 3 being 14...so I have to cook in large quantities. This pot gets it done! It is large enough to cook for our whole family, and it seems to cook pretty fast. It is really easy to figure out and it looks really modern and sleek. I love it and would definitely recommend it! Time to Heat Heats pretty fast. Cooking Performance Always cooks well with no problems. Ease of Cleaning Easy to wipe out or put in the dishwasher. Either way is easy. Ease of Use Not hard to figure out...no manual needed, really. Design Nice sleek, modern design. Durability We have had it a year, and it has held up fine so far!