Well Kayelee it is more expensive then a Crock Pot but not by much.
Crock Pots are dirt cheap but I'm thinking a more adjustable temperature control is well worth it. Low, Hi, and maybe Warm don't cut it.
I like my Crock Pots and have had much success with beans and chilies. I've even has success with more elaborate recipes as long as I'm around to keep an eye on them and watch cooking times.
But todays Crock Pots really seem to cook at too high a temp for the toss it in in the morning and have it still acceptable to eat at dinner time that I'd like to find and remember from days gone by.
Overcooked whatever is what I get if I attempt it these days with my newer crock pots.
The Nesco looks good but it only goes down to 200f. I'd like to find something lower if it's out there. Also 6qts is big for those of us cooking for one and sometimes smaller is better. But I know how to freeze leftovers so it might be the way to go for me.
Guess it's time for me to see what Google can do.
And folks, So what if a thread is old? This one has been timely and informative for me.
I'm old too and hopefully that won't relegate me to the scrap heap.
Cooking food is old too so I guess not cooking food is the way to go.
But I'll bet ya folks didn't cook food before they cooked it.
I'm so confused.