Slow Cooker Brand and Model:Crockpot - SCVC609C-SS
I received this Crock-Pot as a wedding gift in October of 2010. I probably used it a total of 20 times between then and now, February 2012. It was under a 1 year warranty. I really enjoyed being able to put food in, go to work, and have it ready when I came home. The one and only time I put it on high for 4 hours was at the beginning of this month. When I washed it, I noticed a crack across the entire bottom and up the sides of the crock. I was very disappointed. Some liquid had even leaked out of the crock and left black marks where it had burnt onto the outer part of the crockpot. I called customer service and told them and they said it was out of warranty and I had to order a new one for $15. Ridiculous! I now see why the warranty only lasts for 1 year - it breaks beyond that! I would not recommend this crockpot to others. It could easily cause an electrical fire if the liquid is leaking out.
Ease of use.
How could this slow cooker be improved?
The crock itself should be under an extended warranty. It's made of stone!
Cost of the Slow Cooker:
It was a gift - unsure.