i'm looking into buying a crockpot, and i was wondering if any of you LOVE yours or if it's just a.. "eh, it's alright" type of appliance. also... i cook for just myself.. maybe a guest or two once in a while, so i'm not sure if this is going to be a waste of money. AND lastly.. does it use up a lot of electricity? like if i use it once a week will my electric bill show a significant difference? EDIT i found these on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CF8N6/ref=pd_rvi_gw_1/002-1824679-0686415 and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HHL596/ref=pd_rvi_gw_2/002-1824679-0686415 i will be checking out goodwill on my way home from work though. =) thanks for all the advice!! i've been CRAVING some corned beef and cabbage!!