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Old 08-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,
I am in the market for a new crockpot. My current one is at least 15 years old and is not doing so well these days. My biggest concern actually is cord length. I like to put the crock on the stove top due to the heat and lack of counter space. Everyone I have bought in the last few month has gone back to the store, I swear they all have 6 inch cords. I need one with a 3 foot cord, like my old faithfull. Any recommendations?
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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Rather than choose a slow cooker because of the length of its cord, buy the best one you can afford along with an extension cord/plug strip.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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West Bend 5 qt oblong. Mine has been working for 25 years or so. The cord is 26" long, which is probably as good as you are going to do. Something about long cords and countertop kitchen appliances falls into a safety issue.
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West Bend 5 qt oblong. Mine has been working for 25 years or so. The cord is 26" long, which is probably as good as you are going to do. Something about long cords and countertop kitchen appliances falls into a safety issue.
Doesn't really explain why my B&D fp has a cord that is about 9 inches long. Pain in the butt.
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Doesn't really explain why my B&D fp has a cord that is about 9 inches long. Pain in the butt.
I used to have an electric deep fryer that not only had a short cord, it was breakaway. Now THAT was a pain in the butt. Not everyone has a modern kitchen with half a dozen receptacles along the counter.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #6
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I definitely don't have enough receptacles. But, I know someone who could remedy that for me <g>. I thought I could put the bread machine on the dishwasher (portable) and plug it in--wrong, cord's too short. All my extension cords are 50 ft, so that's a pain in the butt, too. I sort of "chain stitch" them to make them shorter, but I can't put the cord on the floor without the bread machine coming unplugged.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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I have one of these on the counter to accommodate the Keurig, TV, cable box, radio and sometimes my laptop power cord.

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:30 PM   #8
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Thankfully, I have a lot of receptacles in my kitchen. I agree with the power strip if you don't have enough, and can't find a CP with a longer cord.
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Back to slow cookers for a moment.

We are very pleased with the Cuisinart products we've purchased. They all do their intended jobs very well. I don't use a slow cooker but would expect a Cuisinart slow cooker to perform very well.
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I have a Hamilton Beach, a Nesco combo, and a few other crockpots. Maybe it's because they're older, but the cords are all longer than 2 feet.
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