I love my crock pot. It sure makes life easier for me since I started using it. I just wish I had started when I got it. It was a gift from my daughter and her hubby and I let it sit in my pantry for 5 or 6 years before I ever tried to cook in it because I figured I didn't know how to use it. But it is so easy and so convenient. If you have one sitting around, USE IT! You will love it.