I make a lot of bone broths and have found that I prefer the pressure cooker over the crock pot for them. My pressure cooker is a simple stove-top one, not integrated with the crock pot. I’ve never used one of those multi-function machines, though I have a friend who swears by hers. It might be worth investigating the pressure cooking feature for making broth.Pulled pork and butternut squash soup sound sublime. We ordered a crock pot, finally. Turns out I don't like making broth in the summer, should be a good job for the crock pot. It also can pressure cook and has a rice setting.