Crock-pots cook food slowly over a period of six to nine hours. The result is a meal that almost makes itself. All you have to do is add the ingredients, close the lid and turn the unit on. You can literally prepare a one-pot meal with 10 minutes worth of effort. The great part is that it'll taste like you worked on it all day.
Crock-pots save you time with clean up, too. There's just one pot to clean and the plates, of course. If money's tight, crock-pots can also help you save a few dollars in ingredient costs. Because they use low heat and moisture in the cooking process, crock-pots can transform less expensive, often tough cuts of meat into very tasty meals.