When I received this product I was worried on how I was going to use this. I read the instructions and seen the actual size I had available to use. This product is called the Mini for a reason. It is only 9 inches long by 7 inches wide and only has a 2.5 inch height clearance. I'm including some photos using a dollar bill to give visual comparison of size. It is very small to use to cook or reheat a "meal" as it states. It took me awhile to go out and find a container to buy that would actually fit the Mini. On the positive side the Mini does reheat as it states it does, but it does take a long time to cook with. The insulated case works very well and the zipper has no issues on catching the sides. I, being a male that cooks and hunts, would use a crockpot to cook a meal and keep a meal warm while I hunt rather then use the Mini.