Yes, I know... Kinda late starting with the slow cooker experience, but never had one and had a wonderful big one given to me by my Uncle and well.... I wish you could smell it!! WOW! Taste wonderful, couldn't hardly slice the tender chuck roast as it was just about falling apart! Fresh Yukon Gold and Baby Red Potatoes and packaged fresh Baby Carrots, Broccoli and Cauliflower! The kids even ate it! Yummy! I had to share. Not bad for a first ever meal in a Crock Pot Slow Cooker! I had to share!