I don't know what we'll use the "Little Dipper" for...maybe chocolate for an after kids go to bed snack. Or to keep the buffalo sauce hot for wings. It's very cute, though!
The big one is programmable though. It has four time settings (4,6,8,or 10 hours) along with the traditional high and low. It will also change to warm when your time is up. The pot is removable to go in the dishwasher (although that takes up a lot of dishwasher space) and the pot has a spoon notch so you can leave the spoon in the pot and still put the lid on.
It's kind of fancy, but for $39.99 I am happy. This next week, more corn chowder, BBQ beef sandwiches, and chicken noodle soup! Yummo!