Summary: I had one for 30 years and it finally needed to be replaced. I don't know where amazon gets the products but this one came with instruction manual of 2008, plus when I sent in the warranty card, it was returned saying no such address or something. I used the West Bend cooker once and it would only stay luke warm, never reached a temperature to cook the meat. Very disappointed, but return process was easy.
Summary: This has been a great purchase. I like the shape. It looks streamlined and fits easily in the fridge, yet holds just as much as my old round crock pot. I like that the "pot" can be used on the stove top as well. This is a great feature. I can start a recipe by sauteing onions, for example, right in the pot, then add the other ingredients and continue with the recipe.
Summary: The slow cooker is a bit smaller than my previous slow cooker. I liked that I can remove the slow cooker pan from the warmer base. It is lightweight. Thee slow cooker did well as far as warming up and keeping my food cooking. Nice product. I would buy it again.
Summary: I had purchased one of these slow cookers many years ago and had lent it out and lost it forever....or so I thought. God bless Amazon.com!! I have been reunited with my favorite slow cooker of all time! I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile piece of equipment for the kitchen. I give it an A++++!!!!!!!!
Summary: I was replacing an older version of this item. I still love the way it works and is just right for the way i like to use it. My only fault with it is that the older version had handles, so Icould pick it up without buring my hands. With the new one I have to use potholders. I would still highly reccomend it because I really like the multiple temperatures control.
Summary: I had one of these for years and the non stick interior finally wore out. I must say the older model was build more sturdy. This one works just as well but the lid isn't as heavy. I could place the lid upside down in the old one for storage and it doesn't stay put when I do that with this one. Otherwise it works as well as the older model. It cooks faster than a crock pot so I prefer to use this for many meals. Will definitely purchase again.