Summary: I wanted to replace a slow cooker that had a degraded Teflon coating. It was smaller, a bottom-heat unit. This one is just the right size and does a nice job. The interior dish does get stained with use, but otherwise it's easy to clean. Nice price, works well.
Summary: My ex couldn't make a roast to save her life. I don't know why I thought I could, but it turns out I can roast up some bliss... For frame of reference (and to learn from my experiences) here's what you'll probably care about. When you buy a 4 quart slow cooker, that's good for about a 4 pound roast. You could maybe fit a 4.5 pounder in there, but it'll be mighty snug and may not work as well as you'd like.