I bought Elite Cuisine 5 qt slow cooker with mini dipper, Model MST-500D. Thank God I was home because I awoke to the most horrible smell. Almost all the liquid had evaporated from the "Beans & Smoked Ham Hocks" I was cooking. Upon closer inspection, the glass lid is not tight fitting. It is about 1/2 inch smaller on left and right side of the ceramic pot. I was lucky I had not left the house. I had to add water after the horrible mess had cooled. The food, of course, was inedible. I thought crock pots shut down automatically in these cases.
This Model MST-500D is a hazard. (Posted on 5/10/2015)