Pros:-Beautiful -Easy to use -VERY easy cleanup -Looks gorgeous in my kitchen
Cons:-Base makes loud cracking noises while on, West Bend has been very accommodating about replacing.
Decided an upgrade from my 30 yr Rival Crock pot was due. Have been looking for a year - very difficult to find something that is well-designed and also gets consistent good reviews. (this had no reviews, but other West Bend cookers got excellent reviews)
Finally ordered the 84866. It is just as fabulous looking as in the photos ($54.99/Amazon) and is truly a work of art looks-wise. The 6-quart is a great size. For a test run, I made the simple chili recipe in the product booklet - it was absolutely delicious & was so convenient to brown the ground beef in the cooker pot, directly on the range. Cooking time recommended was exactly right, flavor - great! Clean-up was incredibly easy.
Hopefully I can get a replacement base quickly - mine had a problem(see below) - I love this cooker!