Thanks BT, this is kinda where I was heading with this when I asked. I was thinking if I could free up the oven and just use some counter space and get the same results as the oven with less hassle, I’d be happy. I like my regular crockpot for stews and such, and have even made a few butts in it as suggested by others. BTW, Costco up here in Canada has them for $80(Can) which is a lot less than the $120(US) list on the web site.
Thanks to all for the feedback.
I didn’t pay anything like $120. It was more like $69 at Wal-Mart. I think that’s fairly close to C$80 (but as a big investor in and fan of Canada, I love watching that C$ rise!!).
By the way, I’m also a huge fan of Ben Heppner. Did you catch his rendition of "Oh, Canada" at the Olympics? Made me think about moving to Vancouver (which I’ve done from time to time anyway).