Pretty, wonderful, reliableI recently purchased this slow cooker from our local store and I love it. It is advertised as a cheese warmer but it truly is a nice sized little slow cooker of 1 1/2 quarts. I bought it to cook steel cut oats, muesli, and different varities of Congee. I put my uncooked cereal/grains in it at night before bedtime, set it on low, plug it into an electric appliance timer that has been preset to start cooking 4 hours before I want to eat breakfast, and off to bed I go. It cooks perfectly and breakfast is ready. I have not used it for other foods but I believe the small size will be perfect for two people. The red color is very appealing on my kitchen counter and I really like the manual operating knob which works great with a timer. I highly recommend this little cooker.