You and Pat Hicks are SO right! Your description of the pickle
seeping through the sides of the glazed ceramic pot fits my own
experience. Silicone wouldn’t have stopped this leak.
Just want to add my problem to the mix here. Somehow, the used
crock pot that I picked up at a thrift store for $3 - seemed to
leak through the whole body of the bowl - there were no visible
cracks. This model has a brown colored glossy glaze with a plastic
Admittedly it took several years of use, but one day the crock pot
did not get hot. I took it apart to see what was going on. There
were visible cracks, staining, and the heating elements (wire
wrapped around the sides) were corroded through.
I now use a coffee mug warmer with a thick coffee mug and a large
watch glass for the cover. Works fine so far and new mugs are
CHEAP. When the warmer dies, I’ve saved a small (4 cup) coffee maker
base (with warmer) for the next go round. Anyone using a coffee
maker warming base? If it’s an unsafe thing, I’d like to know.
Judy in Kansas where summer is here, the wheat is golden and
harvesters are cutting 24/7.
Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506