Any recs for a crockpot?
When you do your search for one, assuming you'll use the Internet, try searching with "slow cooker" rather than "crock pot". You'll get better results. I really like the new Cuisinart CSC-400 4 qt. Slow Cooker. I realize that it's a bit bulky, some other slow cookers at about this footprint will handle 6 quarts, but IMO the heat control features and removable crock make it a winner.