Summary: I'd give it a 4 star if were not made in China. The product was cheap and works as described and advertised, but I cannot see how Hamilton Beach can ship its manufacturing overseas. I'd rather pay more for an American made product, which will probably last 5 times longer.
Summary: On Oct. 7 2014 I purchased this product and have no problem with the product itself, the packing box was in great shape and not damaged at all. When I opened the shipping bow to my surprise the product box inside was severely damaged, the side of outer crock was dented badly.