being single and working, this is perfect for me, by the time i get back from work whatever is in, is ready.
I do not always bother to seal meat or fry onions etc, just plonk it all in, maybe add a stock cube put it on Auto and thats it. easy peezy.
The important bit.
I get two portions out of a full pot.
not had any issues with this machine, brilliant does what it says.
you can buy a slow cooker book to go with this, but you do not really need to. sausage casserole, beef stew, chicken curry, any kind o soup all easy, proper one pot cooking, chop up meat (if you wish) add veg, add some stock, go to work come home enjoy.