This was a gift for my son in college. It's nice & neat and easy to use. For its first-time-out it was used to cook a tried & tested recipe, irish stew, which was great.
My own slow-cooker is a large Tower slow cooker. The main difference I found is when mine is on its "low" setting it's barely bubbling at all and I feel that if I inadvertently left it 6 hours too long, the food would be absolutely fine. The Hinari SC395SS on the other hand bubbled away merrily on the "low" setting, which made me wonder whether the food would taste really overdone if I left it a bit longer than intended to.
So far, though, it appears just the ticket. It doesn't take up much worktop space and it's easy to use.