Every home should have a good slow cooker in the kitchen and this Hamilton Beach programmable model is a great one. imagine chopping veggies, adding a chicken and some broth, setting the timer just before leaving for work and returning home after a long, hectic day to a fully cooked meal...Heaven right? This tool adds convenience to your life and also helps to ensure that you and your family are eating healthy meals without minimal fuss. As Ron Popeil says "Set it and forget it." This is a must-have. Enjoy!