Last winter I really wanted one of these but a search on here came back with mixed reviews and I chickened out (see what I did there?). Fast forward to Malvern show and whether it was the sight of all those cowboys, too much gin or the sheer excitement of making badges on the Funster stall (sorry if you got an upside down one) in a moment of shopping frenzie I bought one. Here is a link to the web site. http://mrdscookware.com It's essentially a massive thermal flask with an inner pot you stove cook any stew, chicken, hock, curry etc for approx 15mins, place into the outer thermal case and leave for minimum of 1 hour max 8 hours, to finish cooking with no more outsourced energy. It will keep the food at a hot temperature for hours. I'm not gonna lie it is expensive, the show price was £100, with the smaller top pot and cook book thrown in, so cheaper than his website. But still an expensive impulse buy. There were doubters, Mr Mousy (Martin) was very reluctant, I seem to remember him muttering "not more useless crap to sit in a cupboard" and Clifton and Geraldine reckoned I'd be selling it on eBay hardly used soon. But they have all eaten those words, Cliff and Ger enjoyed a chilli in Devises, lots of Funsters had Hungarian goulash at Holmes Chapel a few weeks ago, with many more family meals in between. So if you like stews, curries, cooked chickens, spaghetti bog etc this could be for you. I find it great on busy days as I throw everything in, in the morning and come home to a hot meal, it's great in the van for the same reason. Either make at home and arrive somwhere with a hot stew or on a Sunday it's a joy to return home and not to have to cook when we get in. It will obviously get more use in winter, I've surprised myself how much I've used it at home, I'm guessing there will be energy savings by not having things bubbling away on the stove for hours. Unlike my normal slow cooker (which is crap lurking in a back cupboard) there is no smell. I'm a convert to Mr Ds and no I'm not on a commission! Happy cooking and good eating fellow Funsters.