I love my enamel roaster and think that it gives a richer depth of flavor than a slow cooker. Mine is not a name brand, and was purchased at TJ Maxx for a "nice" price. There is only one small crack in the enamel, and I have had it for years. I read this today and wanted to share it with yall. No need to throw out a cast iron enamel pot, even with a chip on the inside!