Summary: I was very excited to start using my Cuisinart slow cooker. I ordered it through Amazon and received it very promptly. However, once I unpacked it and started to read the directions I became dissappointed. To describe this unit as being programmable is misleading. The one feature I really needed was the ability to delay the start of cooking. But all the so called programming does is allow you to set how long it cooks.
Summary: I gave this a 1 rating because it is poorly functional. When the liquid inside the pot boils, it spits and spills out from underneath the lid into the outer metal casing and burns. My pot was only half full at the time. Not a good slow cooker. I returned it.
Summary: Amazon should be responsible for bogus pricing of their items. This is listed as a $78 item, discounted from $145. That's just a misrepresentation (another term for a lie). It's listed at the Cuisinart Web site at $79.95. At Bed Bath and Beyond, it's a whopping $79.99. Amazon is a good place to shop, but there are lots of pricing misrepresentations, particularly those that exaggerate the "discount".
Summary: After hanging on to my crock pot for 32 years, my mother suggested I upgrade to this one. It has features I never even dreamed of! Eg.I never realized you should never leave the house if you have one of the old-fashioned crock pots cooking. I always did... But with this one, you just set the timer and when the food's done, it goes into a "warm" mode eliminating the worry that it might go up in flames while you're out!
Summary: I chose this crockpot because it looked cool, was a smaller size, and was programmable. The first time I used it, the lid rattled ALOT and water spurted out the side. So, when I am home, it will drive me nuts with the rattling, and when I'm not home, it will make a nice pool of water all over my counter. No thanks. I sent it back.