These things are amazing. Why hasn't anyone mentioned these to me before??
Throw everything in it, turn it on, 10-14 hours later (overnight) the food is done to perfection. No supervision is required and it's near impossible to overcook the food.
I reduced my actual hands on cooking time from ~2 hours to 10-20 minutes prep. Crockpot takes care of the rest.
And if you ever had food from a crockpot before, you know how good it is (the slower you heat food, the better it tastes). I guess I just didn't realize how simple it was.
I bought the biggest one I could find (6 quarts) and it cost all of $63 Canadian (after taxes, too). Excellent investment.
And in case you are wondering how much food you can cook at once (my primary concern before I looked at them), I have about 12 medium potatoes, 2 carrots, and a 3lb roast in it right now ... and lots of room left.