I love my crockpot, especially because it adds flavors to leftovers. I cut up leftover meatloaf placed it in a ramekin, stirred together 1/2 package of gravy mix with a cup of water and poured over the top of the meatloaf. Leftover mashed potatoes, and black eyed peas went into two more seperate ramekins. I stacked all three and will cook on low for 4 -5 hours. The meatloaf will become salisbury steak and gravy. Supper will be ready, the house will smell great, and I can sew all day.