I Didn't Even Know Those Could Break!
Yesterday, I made pork tacos. Basically, I take a huge slab of pork, throw it in the CrockPot with some spices, and let it go all day.
Well, because I wasn't feeling well, I let my husband finish dinner...
... And he forgot to turn it off!
So, with minimal leftover liquid, the Crock Pot continued to heat its contents all night and all morning, until about noon when I noticed a seriously ugly burning smell seeping through the house. I knew immediately what had happened.
When I tried to wash the pot, I knew it was going to be tough. It had a black tar-like substance covering the bottom, and it wasn't showing any signs of giving. I remembered watching a show on Food Network about how you can easily clean stuff like that by adding a bunch of water to the pot or pan and boiling it on the stove. The heat and moisture would totally get the black stuff off.
Well... apparently that rule does not apply to Crock Pots. A few minutes after putting it on the stove, I heard a huge cracking sound and water began to pour all over the stove.
The heat cracked the ceramic.
And I no longer have a Crock Pot.
Rest in peace, little Crock Pot. You have been an amazing kitchen friend. You'll be missed dearly (or until I buy a new one!)
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