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Please please help! I have just broken a friend's precious Crock Pot and I can't find another one ...

(22 Posts)
procrastinatingparent Mon 22-Sep-08 21:11:41

It's one of those old fashioned orange ceramic ones (I remember my mother having one in the seventies), and I have managed to crack it, and I can't find one like it, not even on eBay.

<<sobs into her uncooked meat and veg>>


procrastinatingparent Mon 22-Sep-08 21:17:36


Califrau Mon 22-Sep-08 21:19:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

malfoy Mon 22-Sep-08 21:21:06

like a slow cooker?

procrastinatingparent Mon 22-Sep-08 21:24:45

Sorry, just replied and my connection stuffed it up.

Yes, it's a slow cooker, and I think Crock Pot is the brand name - and also what the americans call a slow cooker, although feel free to correct me Califrau!

It's big and orange and ceramic and lovely, and all I can find online are stainless steel ones which I know she will hate.

S1ur Mon 22-Sep-08 21:33:51

anything like this?

KatyMac Mon 22-Sep-08 21:36:18

or like these?

S1ur Mon 22-Sep-08 21:39:48

sorry ignore last link was to casserole dish.

amazon have a range

procrastinatingparent Mon 22-Sep-08 21:48:44

Thanks for the links - yes, right brand but too new! This one looks exactly like the one my mum had when I was growing up, and I convinced myself that there would be hundreds on ebay but I can't find a single one.

Better description: it's a slow cooker, the outside bit is orange plastic and the ceramic bit inside is brown. The instruction booklet calls it a Prestige Crock Pot.

She is too nice to hate me forever but she will be so disappointed. I'm cringing with the guilt right now.

LilRedWG Mon 22-Sep-08 21:50:09

Just tell her, apologise and tell her to chose a new one and you will pay for it.

Califrau Mon 22-Sep-08 21:50:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SaintGeorge Mon 22-Sep-08 21:52:22

What size is it?

I have the inner from an old Prestige slow cooker (I occasionally use it as a spare stew pot).

If it is the right size you are welcome to it? Although you said big so I have a horrible feeling it will be too small.

<<runs off to find tape measure>>

procrastinatingparent Mon 22-Sep-08 22:22:26

SaintGeorge that is so kind; what a lovely offer. Unfortunately it is the outside bit I have broken, not the inner ceramic part. But I appreciate the offer so much.

I am such an idiot, leaving it where it could get broken.

Of course I will pay for a new one, but I have a horrible feeling that she likes the oldness of this one, and will hate anything new. Of course she will be too polite to say this because she is lovely but I Will Know, and will feel awful.

procrastinatingparent Tue 23-Sep-08 13:45:28

Can anyone help?

DeJaVous Tue 23-Sep-08 13:47:51

Crock Pot No orange ones though...

NettySwickers Tue 07-Oct-08 15:36:00

It sounds like the one i have.
ill put a pic of it here so if it is correct you all know what to look for.


NettySwickers Tue 07-Oct-08 15:37:44

Ooops wring link

Neeerly3 Tue 07-Oct-08 15:43:07

sad i gave mine to my mum - was a little one though, two person job, we swapped it for her big slowcooker as I was cooking for 4 and she for 2......try charity shops?

procrastinatingparent Sun 12-Oct-08 22:54:02

Hi Netty - I've only just seen your message but I can't get the link to work.

There is this one on ebay, which is exactly the same - but they are not selling the orange bit which is the bit I have broken.

I haven't yet confessed to my friend, because I am still living in hope I can find one - and then tell her!

Anyone got one like that?

procrastinatingparent Mon 13-Oct-08 09:49:48

Bumpity bump

procrastinatingparent Mon 13-Oct-08 12:19:59

Getting desperate now ...

procrastinatingparent Mon 13-Oct-08 20:10:09


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