Wednesday evening around 5 I was picking up the crockpot full of yummy, bubbling, golden chicken broth to strain into a pot in the sink, and SPLAT! The already slightly broken handle broke completely off and there went my beautiful liquid gold, all over the kitchen floor and my foot! I spent about 50 minutes cleaning it up, and finished up just as Derick and E came home for dinner, with nothing to show for it but a sparkly floor (and a slightly scalded foot!). So lesson learned......once the handle on your crockpot starts to break, buy a new one so you don't do what I did! I was so upset with the darn thing that it went right into the trash bin. I know that technically it still works, but without a handle it's difficult to clean and move around. (And it's got a few other problems as well, I won't bore you with the list.) But it's been well worth the 4$ I paid for it 5 years ago at a garage sale!
So I'm in the market for a new crockpot, let me know if you have any suggestions. I'm thinking maybe this one! :)