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Replacement Lid for a Mini Crockpot

I purchased a little crock pot the other day for $2.00. It didn't have a lid, which might be why they gave it away. Searching online for a lid was silly, as the lid alone was 10.00 plus s/h. Yeah NO!


So, I just looked around the kitchen and found a recycled 5 PP bowl for food and set it on top. Yep, it fits. With a bit of a trim down to 1/4 inch, its lip on the bowl fits inside the crock pot perfect. It even fits upside down.

It's now ready for some mini meals when I don't have enough for a bigger crock pot.


Source: Nope. Just me finding what I need at home.

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November 26, 20180 found this helpful

I love the idea of shopping in your own house to find things you need or to solve problems.


Somehow, I wound up with two crockpot lids, although I only had one at the time. Don't know where the other came from. I took it to church and asked around--no luck. One lady had mentioned losing her lid, but it wasn't the right fit.

But, I have some nice thick Corning-ware type bowls, and the lid fits the middle one. Now, when I use the crockpot, I lift out the disposable liner and put that in the bowl with the cover.

We have a Fry-Baby deep fryer we've had for 40+ years. Since deep-fried food is not really something we need, my husband uses it in his stained-glass workshop to melt wax for the lamps he makes.

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November 27, 20180 found this helpful

Do tell, what do you cook in that tiny pot? I have one. I cooked something in it (can't remember what) for 24 hours. It never did get done. The lid on mine is styrene. That tells you about how hot (or warm) it really gets (or doesn't get). It might be faulty.


I was thinking about donating it to FreeCycle. It should be good for heating those scented oils everyone is using these days. It should be good for incubating quail eggs but I don't do that anymore. Wonder what are some other good uses for it?

I know! Mine never got warmer than a glass of warm milk. It could be set on a deck or patio, plugged in and always have water for the birds when all other supplies are frozen solid. Now that I have outdoor receptacles for the first time, it would be no problem.

Thanks for getting those rusty old wheels turning.

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