My wife and I have been looking for an easy solution to feed our ever hungry tweeners for months. As soon as we walked in the door from our 12 hour days at work and school, our children rushed to the refrigerator looking for something to consume. After months of beating them off of sodas, crackers, and a quick sandwich, we now have an alternative that works exceptionally well. This crock pot is huge it is able to hold a large chicken, a couple of days worth of stew, and enough chicken parts for two days of dinner. Since its arrival we have used it every week, at least 2 to 3 days of seven. It is more than wonderful to actually have a hot meal waiting for you as you walk in the door.