(Closed) crock pot disaster

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: can i continue to use my chipped ceramic crock pot?
    yes, it is fine as long as the liner is not cracked : (19 votes)
    40 %
    no, you need to get a brand new insert that is not chipped : (27 votes)
    56 %
    other (explain please!! useable for some cooking but not all?) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    It should be fine. They sell ‘crock pot liners’ which are like little plastic baggy things that you cook the food in. You should invest in those… easy clean up. Just throw the bag away.

    Post # 4
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    3583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ugh, I hate my crock pot. I am definitely not a 1950s housewife reincarnated, that’s for sure. I have no advice but I am curious…just in case I’m not traumatized from last time and attempt again.

    Post # 6
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    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @WillyNilly:  ME TOO! I like to cook otherwise and I really want to be good at using a crockpot…but no. I fail. Every. Single. Time. 

    OP, do you still have the manual/packaging from your crockpot? It will probably tell you on there if it’s safe to use. Generally though I think you are supposed to replace it if it’s chipped.

    Post # 7
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    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    Haha, I didn’t even get a chance to use my crockpot – I pulled it down out of the cabinet and the lid slid off, hit me in the head, then shattered on the floor 🙁

    Post # 8
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @rachie576:  You’re scaring me.  I was planning on breaking out ours and cooking the first crock pot recipe tomorrow.

    Post # 10
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    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @rachie576:  Lol.  I’ll report via cell phone if I burn the house down.

    Post # 11
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    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Depending how bad the chip is yes you can still use it. Be warned though that things will stick there and hard scrubbing in that area will further weaken it.

    Every crockpot I own is completely different and I own 6. The first several times I use it I have to be home all day. They all heat differently. My oldest crockpot I can throw things in on high and be gone 12 hours and things are fine. My newest crockpot I can only leave things on high for 3-4 hours or they would be burnt to a crisp. It heats up much faster and attains higher temps. Using a recipe doesn’t help as all 6 crockpots are so different. They are like children. You just have to learn their quirks. 😉

    Post # 13
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    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @rachie576:  like chipped all the way through?  if it’s where the food will be sitting, i’d get a new crock insert.  if it’s on the edge or something, then it’s ok.  or just get a whole new crock pot set up.

     

    I have 3 crockpots and they do heat all differently.  my 3 quart burns things on low so i try not to use that one often, only for weekends..  i use my big 6 quart on low (it has a low 8 hours and low 10 hours plus warm setting that kicks on after – very cool) and things never burn.

    Post # 14
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    3639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @LittleCricket:  Just do it! If worse comes to absoulte worse, and you ruin the crockpot then it’s no different to if you never used it and left it in the cupboard. Either way, it wouldn’t be used in the future. 

    Post # 15
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    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It should be fine. Just remember to keep an eye on the temp and time next time.  I’m a crockpot connoiseur (sp?).  But , I never even thought about making ribs in the crockpot.  Sound like something I need to try!  A favorite easy recipe of ours is beef pot roast, carrots, onion, and potatoes.  Just throw all of that in the pot with seasonings to taste and let it cook all day. It is awesome and the leftovers last awhile and are delicious everytime, too. 

    Post # 16
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    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    @rachie576:  Haha, yeah, it hurt pretty bad but was mostly just sad because I really wanted to use the darn thing!

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