|Brushed Stainless Crock Pot|
At one point, I think I owned 7 or 8 crock pots (slow cookers) ... I had gathered all of those over the course of 5 or 6 years. I had one that was given as a shower gift before we got married (so, about 43 years ago) and I still use that one (more than most of the others) and the balance came from various garage sales over the years.
Why? Right? That's because when we did family dinners I got tired of spending all my time in the kitchen and then, by the time I got dinner, it was cold. The crock pots allowed me to to prepare everything just ahead of the dinner hour and I could eat with everyone else.