The old one was given to us for a wedding present. It's 4 quarts. I kept thinking it would crap out on me. Finally purchased a new 7 quart one, which is a lot easier to put a big roast in, as I often had trouble with fitting stuff into the old one. I bought a ham for Christmas, may try it in the crockpot, which I had never done before, because my old one was always too small.