Thanks all for clearing that up for me. I guess I have a crockpot! As for recipes I have used it for almost everything that I would cook in a pot or oven that requires a length of time. I adjust some parts like the liquid.
I borrowed my daughter in law's crockpot last Thanksgiving because I wanted to do a double batch of my dressing. The one in her pot dried out and was terrible. Definitely ran much hotter than mine. Mine is probably 10 years old - not that old, but it runs low & slow.
I couldn't find a crock pot in England, so I bought a slow cooker called a "curry cooker" which is exactly like my mum's old crockpot, except it's a gorgeous shade of purple, and because of the dodgy branding and the weird colour, it was half price (and it's Kenwood)