cooking system as a late xmas gift. So far.. it's a crock pot. Ok, well, has an oven mode too, as well as searing? Ok, so the oven mode goes down to 250, so might be good for prime rib, but the pot part seems pretty small compared to the other crock pot I have. Will have to play around with this thing before I have an opinion. I suspect I will be losing the little bits/pieces before I have a chance to use them. Has anyone tried on? I only saw a passing reference to one in the juice thread.