The Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker makes dinnertime almost effortless. You can cook hot, mouthwatering meals as you go about your day, with no stirring needed. Just add the ingredients to the slow cooker, select your cooking time and temperature ¿ it does the rest. When the cook time is up, the slow cooker automatically switches to the warm mode to keep food hot without overcooking. It works impressively well for family dinners, parties and potlucks. The 6 quart oval stoneware can easily handle a 6 lb. chicken or a 4 pound roast.