Every time I use my pickle pot, which is a steel and black, mini
Rival crockpot, within 24 hours I get a flaky scale along the top
edge of the pot. Doesn’t matter if I leave the lid on or off, it’s
there anyway. I don’t leave it plugged in when I’m not around so it’s
not overheating or anything. But I was told I could leave the pickle
in the pot as long as it’s clear. However, in the past, this "scale"
has crusted over and fallen to the table.
From the resultant damage to the table, I have to assume it’s
re-crystalized pickle but why is it happening and is there anything I
can do about it?