I know that there have been previous posts on the relative virtues of different slow cookers, but these are quite old and I thought that perhaps there might be some new information out there or that manufacturers may have made changes in their products based on past problems.
I would like to buy a slow cooker but am confused about which ones heat up too much, if this is the problem of the user not using enough liquid, and which ones have lids that let the steam escape. I would be willing to spring for the All Clad, especially with the 20% off coupon I have at BBByond, if it were not beset by so many problems. I would also get a less expensive one if I knew which model to get. I do want a large one because I would like to use it for entertaining or making something with lots of leftovers. The idea of using my oven is interesting, but it seems like a terrible waste of electricity especially in an era of trying to be energy efficient.
Thanks for the advice.