Okay, so I've looked at the 5.5 qt, but I'm not very big, so it's relatively heavy for me. (I think it's like 10-12 pounds empty.) The store I was at didn't stock the 2.75, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it. How much does it weigh? Is it big enough to be practical? The 5.5 qt was about the right size for 4 chicken thighs; would the 2.75 be able to fit 2, or is it too small in diameter? Do you have other suggestions?