Something that I have noticed is that the people who say they don’t like using their crock pots are the people who own very large size crock pots. In our society today most people think that bigger is better but in crock pots that is just not the case. I always recommend that people start with a 4 quart crock pot as this is the size that will be the best to cook daily with. You can find a 4 quart at places like Wal-Mart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond or online. I purchased mine at Target for $19 dollars! I am telling you it was the best $19 dollars I have ever spent and I know my husband would definitely agree! I would also highly recommend purchasing a 3 quart for your sides which you can find for about $10-25 dollars. There are many different brands and sizes of crock pots and it can get very overwhelming so I am going to list out my favorites as well as the link to purchase it. My absolute favorite brand of crock pots is the original Crock Pot brand. Visit the Crock Pot brand website. The first crock pot I ever purchased was a red manual 4 quart slow cooker. I love this slow cooker and it is still my absolute favorite out of all of the other ones I have (and believe me I have way more than one person should ever have). The only problem with this slow cooker is that it is manual so you can’t set a timer on it. If you are a working woman and you leave the house in the morning and the food is ready in 6 hours than that is going to be a major problem! So I recommend buying a programmable 4 quart slow cooker which unfortunately the Slow Cooker brand does not offer. I bought my digital 4 quart slow cooker from Bed Bath and Beyond that I have and love. The 4 quart digital slow cooker is by Cuisinart and it comes at a steep price of $80 dollars but belive me it is SO worth it. When you come home from a long day of work and your dinner is all ready you will be so happy you spent the money. A digital slow cooker allows you to program the time you want the food to cook and when the time is done your food will sit on warm for several hours if needed. This is perfect for the working woman or on the weekends when you are out running errands all day. Here is my favorite manual 3 quart slow cooker and my favorite digital 3 quart. Happy Slow Cooking!