The Crock-Pot Digtal Slow Cooker with iStar does the stirring for you so you don't have to. Simply prepae ingredients, set the cook time, and attach the motor housing with the proper paddle in place. Choose the general purpose paddle for soup & chili and the stew paddle for thick stews and more dense dishes. After an initial 2-hour delay, the stirring self-activates every 30 minutes to ensure thorough mixing and even heating until turned off. Programmable control panel. Digital countdown Timer. Automatically shifts to "warm" when cooking is completed. Removable classic lid handle. Convenient piggy-back style plug uses only one outlet.