I bought a Hamilton Beach 6 qt slow cooker with non-stick a pan insert instead of a crock to I could lift it when it is full. It is light when full and it cleans up real nice. However, the sucker cooks way too fast. I left chicken and rice cooking for 7 hr on low while I was at work. The rice was good but the chicken was overcooked and rubbery. This weekend I cooked a 31/2 lb. meat loaf while I was home so I could watch it. It was done in 31/2 hr on low. Cooking this fast defeats the purpose so I'm sending it back. However, I still really want a crockpot so I can come home to dinner ready to go. Does anyone have a crokpot that they are happy with and can lift when there is food in it. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.