Summary: Love this slow cooker. As a first time slow cooker owner I can't benchmark against a previous product but can say it is excellent quality and everything I was looking for. I like the ability to keep warm for 8 hours, it's very easy to wash and the 3.5 quart is perfect for my husband and I.
Summary: After 19 months of use the gift stopped working. I bought this as a replacement and hope for a longer life. I bought it so the old ceramic pot and lid would work with this. I use it very often, the programmable time and temperature is very handy.
Summary: I have a 6 qt crock pot but decided to try the smaller model because I am cooking for one now. I have yet to cook anything (pot roast, pork roast, chicken) that isn't totally tasteless. The unit itself is quite nice so perhaps I'm just a lousy cook.