Love the fact that you can sear directly in the ceramic insert and go straight to the slow cooker. Have used it 3 times so far, all dishes came out great (bone-in pork chops, teriyaki chicken and eggplant parm). The only criticism is that the product looks higher quality in the picture than what comes in the box. For example, the plastic rim along the bottom isn't exactly flush with the cooker. Also, the top and outside of the cooker gets very hot - could be better insulated.
I recommend this product.