Summary: This slow cooker worked well regarding food preparation. However there is a design flaw regarding the latches that clamp the lid to the body. They consist of a hinged plastic part and a bent, small gauge wire that hooks into it. These pieces of wire just fit into holes in the plastic part. If bent just slightly they come out and cannot be made to stay in place again. If the lock-on lid isn't important buy a less expensive, non-locking version.
Summary: I'm a new cockpot user. I have already used it several times since I bought it and find that it's easy to use and does a wonderful job. Lots of nice features including variable timer settings, built in probe so that crockpot can cook based on internal food temperature, locking lid for easy transport and convenient spoon rest. I recommend this product.
Summary: So far so good. We've used it a half dozen times, chili, lasagna, roasts, etc. I really love the probe cooking, but found that I wish the probe were just a bit longer. You have to finagle a bit to get thickest part of the meat in the right spot. I would recommend this.