You can make a variety of soups and savory meals in this Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker. The warming setting allows you to prepare meals ahead of time and keep them warm until it is time to eat. The 4-quart capacity allows for a wide variety of applications. Made of stoneware, the Hamilton Beach 4-Quart Slow Cooker and lid are dishwasher safe. Recipes come included to help you get started in preparing meals.