I've had several slow cookers over the years. I still use my original one over Christmas, but it's too big for everyday use, so I've bought smaller ones from time to time with varying success. This one is great - not only because it won't break if I drop it in the sink - but because it can be used on the hob and in the oven. The heat settings are just right, too; my last one lifted the lid off when on the "low" setting. So thanks, Morphy Richards.