This is a pretty good little crockpot/slow cooker. It can cook for hours on end with little to no attention needed. As will all electric slow cookers, you can adjust the length of time you want to cook. I would have preferred the option of actually setting the time as opposed to choosing which two-hour increment I would like. Its not that big of a deal really, but I would have liked a little more control over time and temp. Even though it is only 5 qts., it still is a pretty hefty item that takes up counter and storage space. So plan accordingly.