Basic, effective cooking tool at a great price. Not a lot of bells and whistles, and none are needed. We cooked a pot roast as the first meal using the Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker, and it was delicious! We put the ingredients in, and left it alone for seven hours, and served. Perfection!
After reading the reviews of a leading non-profit consumer organization, we specifically looked for this cooker, and were pleased to find it at Overstock for an excellent price. It isn't too large, but provides enough room for a chuck roast or whole chicken - barely! Excellent results! Good to have a basic, solid appliance as this!
WE got this for our son's 40th birthday - he cooked beans today, chicken yesterday and then he made vegetable soup - he loves it now he says he knows how to cook, not quite but good enough - it is small though so if you have more than 3 people in your family maybe you need a bigger one. It takes only 4 hours from start to finsh to cook beans.