STORING A CROCKPOT PLUG

Post last updated: October 6th, 2018

I know I mentioned in Do Not Operate Machinery and probably a few other posts that Momma always said I didn’t have a lick o’ common sense. Momma had common sense. Poppie has common sense. For me, it’s just not there. The obvious is never obvious to me.

Momma left for God’s greener pastures almost two years ago and I now cook dinner for Poppie and I. On the days my agenda is full, I fire up the crockpot. Yes, I know we are supposed to call it slow cooker because crockpot refers to a name brand but I like crockpot, okay? Mostly because crockpot sounds like it has some mental issues. Like me. I am new to crockpot cooking. Even though wild claims were made that it would not set your house on fire while you were at work, I was afraid to use them. I had a very tiny one that might have been able to warm up a can of baked beans but I never used it. Not even once. Over the years, everything but the actual crockery deteriorated to near-nothingness.

I bought a new one a few years ago. Holding 3 quarts, it seems to be just the right size for two people. At $14.99, you can’t expect it to have a cord holder but I always wanted one. The cord dangled everywhere because I was too lazy to use a twist tie on the cord.

The other day, Poppie put my crockpot in my “mailbox” at Poppie’s house with the cord fastened like this:

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Genius! It’s a darn tootin’ cinch I would have never thought to bend the end of the cord like that and slip it through the handle. Not in this lifetime.

For all you folks with a defective or missing common sense gene, I hope this helps.

16 thoughts on “STORING A CROCKPOT PLUG”

  1. Indeed! I use a crockpot to rebatch soap…the cord is always in my way! Thanks for helping this ol’ gypsy out!
    BB

  2. You are a moron. I flip mine over in the pot because my handle isn’t like that and put the lid on it upside down and that works also numb it. Mom ALWAYS said she didn’t know where we got you. But I love you and won’t get rid of you sista.

  3. Well, darn, what a nice idea!!! I have always wrapped my cord around my crockpot but never thought about bending the end of the cord the way Poppie did. I, too, have a crockpot instead of a slowcooker. The things are great for cooking soups, roasts, beans, greens, and all kinds of things. I lug mine to the garden club often with good stuff inside. I finally found a tray with handles to make it eaiser to carry the crockpot places. Just be sure and wear shoes if you are going to move it around with hot stuff inside of it.

  4. Linda – your pot is most certainly crocked! A good belly laugh indeed over this one. I didn’t know there was crockpot cord etiquette. So glad Poppie set us straight. Last Sunday we went over to Father Cottages and I left my, um, not-Crockpot crockpot turned on and worried the whole time that I would come home to a burned down house. Which I’m not sure where that came from, ’cause back in the day when I worked a real job, I’m pretty sure I used to leave it turned on all day while I was gone. I don’t have handles like that, so I’m pretty sure I’m screwed.

    1. Of course, I’m crocked, Kimmie! I’ve never claimed otherwise. Back in the dark ages when we worked, I don’t think crockpots got as hot as they do now and still we worried about crispy crittering our houses! If I left this one on all day, my food would be mush. If your handles are solid, you’ll have to do like Evie said and stick the cord inside the pot and turn the lid upside down in the pot over the cord. I never thought of that method, either. But I can spell!

  5. You are not alone Linda. I never would have thought about Poppie’s method or Evie’s method.
    Both my crockpots have handles, but no holes in them, so I will follow Evie’s advice.

  6. My crockpot is 39 years old, given as a wedding gift. I have used it a lot over the years and never had more than a fleeting inclination to buy a new one. However, the tiny handles on mine don’t have holes, so your idea won’t work for me! Can Poppy think of something else?

    1. Deb – Poppie didn’t even know he was solving a problem of mine. He was merely using the common sense I don’t possess. Try Evie’s method – stick the cord inside the crock and turn the lid upside down on top of it to hold it in place.

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