I have only used the crock pot in one other outlet and it did happen there as well. So I really can't say whether it is the pot or the outlet. I do use those two outlets for other things and I don't have a problem (except for the grinder and blender that flipped out... coincidence?). Unfortunately I have a dinky little kitchen and only one other outlet, but I'm trying to avoid using it because it would put it in reach of my toddler. Basically, I know the one outlet has a problem, I'm not sure about the second one, the third is fine, but in a dangerous place. I'm stumped.