Less than a week after buying my thrift store crock pot I found a another one. This new one has a removable interior which is so much easier to wash. It was more expensive but I happened to find it on 50% off day, and it has pictures of herbs on the outside. I’m smitten. I made a batch of eight hour oatmeal in it and it didn’t scorch the oatmeal* or burn down the house.
* In the previous crock pot entry Quackyduck mentioned that newer slow cookers cook at higher temperatures (to prevent food-borne illness or some silliness) so they might not work for some recipes. As the comments on Alton Brown’s recipe for Overnight Oatmeal reveal, the newer cookers might just be the cause of burnt oatmeal… or it might be a glitch on some recalled Rival cookers over heating control problems.