I can't remember by what logic my mid-20's brain chose this particular slow cooker with these particular features, but I am thankful. Why? Because I love my slow cooker. I have dragged it on two major cross-country moves, I have made space for it in apartments that really didn't have the space to spare, and I have (astonishingly) put it to regular use all these years. Besides enabling my pulled pork addiction and presenting me with chili after a long day, there are a few special things about this slow cooker that I have come to love.