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.