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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 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 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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suffolkjason wrote on August 26, 2014, 5:43 PM

Oh Dear! Your crock pot is well and truly crocked!

LeaPea2417 wrote on August 26, 2014, 5:56 PM

Wow, I didn't know they could break either!

Feisty56 wrote on August 26, 2014, 7:21 PM

You might have been okay to have put the crock pot with its soapy water back into its own heating element, but not directly on the stove. That's a no-no, as I guess you've surmised. The crock might also have been stressed from going dry and burning, so maybe it's best it turned out this way and no one was injured along the way. Shame on hubby!

Ellis wrote on August 26, 2014, 8:30 PM

Not so much a crock pot as a crackpot..

GemOfAGirl wrote on August 27, 2014, 5:24 PM

Your husband owes you the most FABULOUS crock pot currently on the well as a couple dozen roses for the trouble, emoticon :winking: