When it comes to buying your next crock pot. Please take into consideration, programmable crock pots v.s. 3(manual) settings. If you are a person of convenience, then go with programmable you can program it to to a different temperature when you want it to.
The one disadvantage is that, when the programmer break down, your kind of in a bad spot. Sometimes to fix it out weighs the cost of buying a new one. You might have to look and see if that’s the case. I know that sometimes trying to replace the pot itself, is just not worth it, because the ceramic pot itself cost just as much as getting a whole new crock pot. This is especially true in the case of crock pots that have a manual settings.
Also another disadvantage when your dealing with a crock pot that has manual settings, you don’t have that luxury of walking away as you do when dealing with a programmable one. Especially when it’s time to turn down the setting itself. But the one advantage, you don’t have to worry about the programmer going bad on you. You chose!!!