(Closed) Is it safe to leave your crockpot on if no one is home?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you leave your crockpot on with no one home?
    Yes : (166 votes)
    90 %
    No : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Other-explain : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @BakerBee16:  I’ve left mine unattended before.  I just always make sure to be back before its done so it doesn’t dry out.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BakerBee16:  I’ve done it. Just make sure there is nothing around it or the plug… If you have a dog, make sure it’s out of reach to him.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3403 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @BakerBee16:  Well, my dad did it all of my life & I now use it when I’m not home too.

    That’s the beauty of it; you don’t have to be there when it’s cooking, so it cooks itself. It’s really a thing of beauty 😛

    Post # 6
    Member
    709 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I always leave mine on when I go to work! I’ve never had any issues whatsoever.

    Post # 7
    Member
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I vote yes…that’s pretty much the point of them…unattended cooking 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BakerBee16:  I think that is totally up to you! I know a lot of people who do it and they are fine… but I have a friend who left hers on, it shorted out, caused a fire and she lost literally everything. 

    Personally, I couldn’t. Just because I’m paranoid. But I also don’t leave my dryer on when I’m not at home. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    8990 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I leave mine on all the time, especially if I’m roasting something for 12+ hours.

    I’ve done it since I was a kid, never once an accident.

    if you’re afraid of electrical fires, think of all the things you keep plugged in 24/7. Phone chargers, computers (Computers continually drain electricity to keep the memory “alive”), bathroom plug-in lights, plug-in air fresheners, battery chargers, power strips, refridgerators, washer/dryers, freezers, car battery chargers, dish washers… there are so many things that are “just as much” a fire/electrical fire hazard as a crock pot.

     

    You’ll be fine.

     

    Post # 10
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    5664 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I mean… I suppose it’s not any more or less safe than running the dishwasher, or dryer, etc on while you aren’t home. Anything can freak out and start a fire. The first time I left mine on and left the house I was worried something would happen, but now I leave it on quite frequently when we aren’t home. Actually those are probably the scenarios I use it in most! There’s always a risk with something that is plugged in but it should be fine.

    Post # 11
    Member
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We always leave ours unattended! LOL

    Post # 12
    Member
    3555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    For me that’s kind of the point of having a crock pot. When I know I’ve got a busy day coming up at work and I’m going to be wiped by the end of the day I set up the crock pot and let it go. That way when I get home all tired it’s like ‘hey, dinner is ready and I don’t have to do anything!’

    Post # 13
    Member
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Never.  I’ve seen too many fires in my life.  I’m also a nut about unplugging my toaster oven, coffee maker, etc. 

    Post # 14
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    10510 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @BakerBee16:  I asked the question a while ago because I didn’t feel comfortable doing it.  Most of the manuals will tell you not to.

    Since then, I frequently leave it sitting on the stove.

    Post # 16
    Member
    10456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I do it! No issues… yet. Haha. But seriously, I’m pretty sure that’s the entire point of them. 

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