Kayelle and Mollyanne, I am with you guys. It seems to give almost a metallic taste to whatever you are cooking.
That said, I use mine for potlucks--cook whatever I am going to cook, and put it in the crockpot for keeping it hot while serving.
I noticed that there is a new one with a locking lid--why did it take so long to figure that out? (Ask me about that chili stain on the carpet in the car.)
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.