The Slow Cooker is the perfect convenience for people who live in the fast lane. Instead of relying on convenience foods, which really don't save time (and contain all sorts of additives), you can come home to a house that smells great and enjoy a healthy delicious homemade meal made with quality ingredients that you control. With very little effort you can keep your freezer stocked with the makings of the feast: broths, sauces and salsas, beans and soups, and savory main dishes.
The slow cooker is also remarkably versatile. Not only you can make soups and stews, but you can also use your slow cooker to bake cakes, steam tamales and transform your countertop into a bain marie. It doubles as a rice cooker and buffet server, and it's smart enough to cook a dish for the correct amount of time and then hold it until you are ready to eat it. Once you learn what your slow cooker can do, it will certainly make your life easier.