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Old 05-02-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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Bumps or blisters in new crock pot

heya everyone,
i just bought a rival 6 quart crock pot/slow cooker, and when i opened it up, i noticed a few tiny imperfections in the stoneware insert. there are just a couple of tiny bumps or blisters that i guess formed when the glaze on the insert was being fired. the bumps are only about the size of a pencil point, and it is difficult to tell if the glaze is covering them or not.
my question is will this be a problem in the future? will they get bigger, or eventually cause the stoneware insert to crack? will food tend to stick to them?
i am considering returning the crock pot to see if i can get one without any blemishes, but i'd just thought i'd ask the knowledgeable people here first.
it was on sale for $25 from $50, which i ended up getting for free by using cash-back coupons in kohl's dept. store, so it's not a big deal if i end up keeping the thing.

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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If you are near a Kohls I'd go have a look, or exchange it. peace of mind.

however, it is prolly fine
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #3
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Yeah I agree with Robo. If it is easy to get back to Kohl's and take a look at another then I would do that. Chances are that your pot is fine, but if something is going to go wrong then it will happen on one of those little spots.

Since it was free then like you said it is not really a big deal, but if it is easy to check out another one then you might as well.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:56 PM   #4
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Hmmm. Sounds like Demi fell asleep at the pottery wheel. It might be okay, but I'd take the Elephant Man back for an exchange. Mine's a programmable, big pot, but doesn't have some of the features I'd now like - like going from the freezer to microwave, can't make desserts in my model, etc. If I had it to do over, I would consider some of the perks/other uses I mighta, shoulda, coulda used it for.
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:25 PM   #5
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I'd return it asap and get a replacement or a refund!


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Old 05-06-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
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OK, I'll do a "little" advertising for KitchenAid here. We WILL be coming out with a premium "Slow Cooker" in the next few months. Stay tuned.
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OK, I'll do a "little" advertising for KitchenAid here. We WILL be coming out with a premium "Slow Cooker" in the next few months. Stay tuned.


I thought they already had those.


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Old 05-06-2006, 04:07 PM   #8
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The other "premium" slow cooker is by Cuisinart, not KitchenAid. . .

As for the KitchenAid, what sizes will it be available in? I have a 6 1/2-quart that works great for big stuff, but I'd like to get a small 3-4 quart for some other recipes.

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Yeah, I know about the Cuisinart slow cooker.

I tend to like Rival though.


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Old 05-18-2006, 11:14 AM   #10
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just a quick follow up. i brought the crock pot back to kohl's and searched thru about 4 other ones before i found one with an unblemished stoneware insert for an exchange.

soooo, tonight, i was thinking of making a rack of "bbq" pork spare ribs, starting them on the grill, then finishing them in the crock pot.

anyone have any tips or ideas on how to accomplish this? should i cut up the rack after searing on the grill, before putting in the crock pot? should i layer with onions? when to add bbq sauce?

thanks for any suggestions.
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