I love this pot. I bought the first one because I wanted to save money. Instead of turning on my electric stove, which uses a 220 line, I could save money using regular outlets. I use this for ANYTHING that goes in a saucepan. Mashed potatoes( yes, some of us still make mashed potatoes from scratch), to cook pasta, boil eggs, rice pudding, when a recipe calls for browning meat before putting in the crock pot, cooking veggies. You get the idea. Clean up is fast and easy. I haven't had anything stick to this pot. One WARNING, do not use metal utensils of any kind. I made the mistake and scratched the coating. Always use utensils make for non stick cookware. I was so happy with my old pot, I came back and got another one.