I've had several crockpots over the years. I liked using them for making Ham BBQ, ( a Pittsburgh thing with chipped ham) but since I got an electric pressure cooker, the crockpot stays in the cupboard.
LOVE my crock pot, and use it for other things than my PC. Try http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ - I love that site. The lady decided to use her crock pot for every day for one year and I like reading about her hits and misses. There are many different recipes and things you would never think of using your crock pot for. Also, they are all gluten-free, if that is a concern. Enjoy it.