Got the Kitchenaid 7 qt programmable sc last week and made beef stew in it yesterday.
I like it.
The stew didn't even fill it half way but there was no problem with scorching or other problems that seem to happen with some other newer cookers.
Set it for 4 hr on hi to start with but added an additional hour toward the end.
got it at amazon.com with free shipping and $25 off because it was over $125.
It's fairly heave, weighs about 18 # when empty but hey, it's a 7 qt unit.