Equipped with a wrap-around heating element to ensure even cooking temperatures, this convenient slow cooker offers an extra-large 7-quart-capacity (6-1/2 liters) that comes in handy for dinner parties, holiday gatherings, or everyday meals with family and friends. The thoughtfully designed appliance offers simple, one-pot cooking with the help of its EasySear stovetop insert. Made of scratch-resistant, die-cast aluminum with a Quantanium nonstick coating, the removable insert functions as a premium piece of stand-alone cookware. Use it for searing on the stovetop, slow cooking in the slow cooker, or roasting in the oven. For example, the cooking vessel can be used to sear, saute, or brown ingredients on a gas or electric stovetop, then be returned to the cooker for a slow, simmering finish to enhance flavors. It can even be lifted out of the slow cooker for use as an elegant banquet-style serving piece. Choose from three heat settings: "low" (5 to 10 hours), "high" (3 to 4 hours), or "dual" (4 to 8 hours between "low" and "high" heat). The "low" setting works well for gently simmering pot roasts, braises, and dishes with tougher cuts of meats for an extended period of time without over cooking or burning, while the "high" and "dual" settings work well for better cuts of meat and dishes with vegetables and grains like lentil soup or vegetable stew. Other highlights include a domed stainless-steel lid that can be used in the oven, removable silicone handle covers for safely transferring food from the stove to the cooker, a simple temperature-control dial, and a removable cord for serving at the table and compact storage. A stainless-steel roasting rack comes included. Elegantly housed in brushed stainless steel, the slow cooker measures approximately 18-1/4 by 11-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches and carries a one-year limited warranty.