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.
Summary: I love this slow cooker. I've had it for a year and a half. It's the perfect size for someone living on their own or a couple, with leftovers. It's the only thing I'll use for my soups and chilies and meat comes out tender and delicious.
Summary: I wanted a smaller size , 2 people with leftovers. Works great for me. Might be a bit small if you wanted to make a BIG pot of soup but that's what a Dutch oven pot is made for! I did make pea soup in it and was lots of room, eat today and freeze in containers for work. Not sorry I purchased it.