Do I have to throw away my crockpot?
I've had (and used) my crockpot for about 12 years now. I have noticed a few hairline cracks popping up along the inside over the past year or so. The last time I used it I realized that there is now a hairline crack along the bottom of the stoneware as well. Is it time to put it away? I would probably get a new one before replacing the part, but don't want to throw it away if it's not quite time yet. Thoughts??
If it is the kind with the ceramic interior bowl that is removable, then you might just get a replacement. Or, you can buy crockpot liners at the store..use them -and wait until it really blows.
You could try the thrift stores. I have been lucky in finding replacement crocks there for two of my units. One I found an exact replacement for my one pot which had started to show wear on its metal exterior heating unit.
I'd just go buy a new one or do the thrift store thingy. Buying a liner and having it shipped is usually not cost effective.