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Today, My crock pot died

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Today is a sad day.
I woke up at my normal 3 am, and figured I would throw some stuff together in the crock pot for dinner tonight. I pull out my "newer" crock pot. The one that you can program for 4,6,8, or 10 hours, that switched to warm, etc. etc.
I cut up my potatoes and sausage, make my cream of cheddar soup, pour it on top, plug in the crock pot, and nothing. Won't turn on. I move it to another outlet (the one that just ran my coffee pot). Try to turn it on, and nothing.
Sooooo, I then pull out my 20 year plus old crock pot. You know the one with a dial for off, low, high. Mine is chipped, the lid is chipped, a handle is missing, but when I turned it on, it turned on. So time to transfer from one to another (one liner is oblong long, the other round).
Now I must have a moment to mourn the loss of my crock pot. Before I give the base to my youngest son. He likes to take things apart. Deconstruction he calls it, and another son calls it reverse engineering.
And I have to price a new crock pot.
As for my old one, it just keeps going and going and going.
Thank heavens.

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  1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
    I had to chuckle when I read that your boys like to reverse engineer things when they die... ours call it Yankee engenuity ... I call it "Fear Worthy". We just broke down and bought a crockpot yesterday, it's just a small 4 qt, something that won't take up much cupboard space, and it was only $15.92 at walmart.

    No bells and whistles of course, but it gets the job done. With the oldest running off to college and the youngest running off to work, lately the meals have been for just hubby and I. Seems weird to cook smaller amounts, I'll take some getting used to. Sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved crockpot, old appliances never die, they just get crocked.
  2. bamo72's Avatar
    My mom had her 6 quart one for YEARS before it died. Fed all us kids well. My mom had the same issue about scaling down her meals when the kids were all gone and then my dad passed. But she still pulls out her large one when me, the hubster and 5 of the 7 kids come into town.
    Glad I am not the only one who let's their kids take things apart.
  3. BadDAD65's Avatar
    A moment of silence for the crock the croaked.
    I bow my head.
  4. lisettelan's Avatar
    Something similar happened to me with my new programmable crockpot! I had to use my old one and it worked perfectly! Sometimes new and improved doesn't live up to its name!
  5. bamo72's Avatar
    On the plus side, I am keeping the liner in case I get another that it will fit. If not, I have a cool pot of my herbs.
  6. JanetT010's Avatar
    I had an older one that died a year or so ago and I just couldn't see throwing all of it away so I decided to keep the all plastic lid to use as a dinner plate cover/lid when reheating something in the microwave. I kept the crock too, and decided to use it in the oven for casseroles.
  7. Lavender's Avatar
    You reminded me of myself. Last week I mourned my car that I traded in for a new one. We spent 13 years together. Then I turned around and said hello to my new one and I was happy again. So much for the mourning.
    So yeay, when something like my microwave oven goes out, or something stops working, I get sad or mad for a few minutes, but that doesn't last very long because its shopping time again! Woo hoo!
  8. bamo72's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JanetT010
    I had an older one that died a year or so ago and I just couldn't see throwing all of it away so I decided to keep the all plastic lid to use as a dinner plate cover/lid when reheating something in the microwave. I kept the crock too, and decided to use it in the oven for casseroles.
    My old one had a plastic lid that cracked around the same time my mom's old one died, so she gave me her glass lid. Still going strong, but love the reuse for the microwave.
  9. bamo72's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lavender
    You reminded me of myself. Last week I mourned my car that I traded in for a new one. We spent 13 years together. Then I turned around and said hello to my new one and I was happy again. So much for the mourning.
    So yeay, when something like my microwave oven goes out, or something stops working, I get sad or mad for a few minutes, but that doesn't last very long because its shopping time again! Woo hoo!
    I am not so sad for my kitchen appliances cause I wear them OUT!! Now, my van of 12 years needs to be replaced and I am feeling more upset about that...funny huh?
  10. anniemdaffodils's Avatar
    I prefer crockpots and other appliances that have the old dials, etc. Those electronic panels have a history of failing for me. Of course, there are some things, like microwave ovens, that I think are only being made with electronic panels nowadays. I love crockpots!! Good for making preserves to can as well as daily use.

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