My grandparents brought me two crockpot timers in July. I didn't even know these things existed. Did you?! They are heaven on earth. I use my crockpot(s) A LOT. Like, a lot a lot. My boys are masters at putting the food in there and starting it. However, with this I can put the food in there before I leave for work and start the timer to turn on and off whenever I need it to. Seriously, they are a must have!