I bought this large crockpot hoping that it would be big enough for our family of 8 plus more. Yes, it is a great size for us! It looks nice, heats up fairly fast, and i can lift the lid without burning my fingers (this was a problem with my old one). The ONLY slight problem that I see with it is that lid does not fit as perfectly as it should; there is a little extra room so it is not very tight-fitting. Other than that, great value and nice size. I am happy with this purchase!