Pros: size and shape, attractive design
Cons: the power cord is exceptionally short
I purchased this slow cooker (aka crock pot) several months ago to replace my old crock pot that died and I am very satisfied with the performance of this product.
To begin, this product has a warming feature which is perfect for me because the only thing that I use my crock pot for is to make chili so I can cook and serve the chili all out of the same pot and not have to worry about the chili burning from being overheated.
Second, the lid has a rubber like gasket around it which is quite sticky. This gasket helps to reduce the chances of spills due to splashing while you are trying to move the crock pot from point a to point b.
Third, the frame and the insert are both durable and easy to clean and is sleek design will go well in any black or stainless steel themed kitchen.
Fourth, this unit is well priced. I purchased mine for roughly $50 dollars. That price is high however because I purchased mine abroad and it had to be imported. Average U.S. price should be in the upper 30's range, a true bargain when you consider the size of this unit.
There are however some cons associated with this product. First, the power cord on the unit is exceptionally short, I would estimate it at roughly 2 feet long maximum. This presents a major problem, especially if you live in a house like mine where power outlets in the kitchen are at a premium. What annoys me most is having to move the crock pot to a spot in the kitchen where I do not want it simply because that was the only place on the counter where it could sit and still reach the outlet.
Second, the oval shape of the pot makes it difficult to clean in the average sink given its size. I have all I can do to get the insert into the sink let alone under the faucet. Cleanup is literally a five minute project because of the hassle that washing the insert presents to the user.
Third, the feet on the unit are slippery and even when loaded it is possible to push the unit with ease clear across the counter. I have a tile counter and I can easily slide this unit along, fully loaded without really even having to try. This in my opinion is not only a downside but a flat outright safety hazard to both you the user and anyone else who just so happens to be in the vicinity of this unit while it is in operation.
Fourth, when loaded, this unit is downright heavy. I have never actually weighed the unit but in comparison to a gallon of milk, this unit when loaded would be about 2x that.