This is the best little cooker...We use them for community events in all our popcorn booths. It's just the right size and heats butter quickly. It takes up a very small amount of storage space and is also great when cooking for a small family. In addition we have used it for hot dips, cheese sause and other potluck items. The inner ceramic liner lifts out for cleaning just as they do with larger cookers and the clear lid allows for checking on food without taking off the lid.