I had an older model for years. I loved that one & used it often for 8-9 years. My puppy chewed off the cord, so I just purchased this newer model. I love this one more than the last one. I highly reccomend this brand as it is made in the USA and not a cheap knock off brand. Easy to use. I love the copper pot, my old one was stainless steel. I used bar keepers friend sometime to clean it. This is non stick.