Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Freakishly Frugal

This crock pot is really old, rusty and missing a cover.  But you know what?  It still works and I just can't let myself throw it out.

I have some friends and family members that would look at this picture and applaud my frugality. Then I have others who would shake their head in disbelief and wonder why I don't go get a new crock pot already.


Which side of the fence are you on?


  1. You have your foil cover for your crock pot...I have one wrench to turn all four knobs on our stove top! Woot, woot, woot!!!!

    (although I might be tempted to mail you a crockpot one of these days!)

  2. Throw it away, my friend. Time for a new one. Not only is there no cover, the bottom is rusting out!!

  3. You can order a cover for it from the Crock-Pot website. I've had to do that for another slow cooker(not Crock-Pot brand) and it was under 10 dollars for a new lid.

  4. hhmmmm.....I bought a crockpot 14 years ago at a church yard sale for .50. The outside was cracked when I bought it...since then I lost the screw on part of the lid where you lift the lid off, so for years I've put a small container over the little hole when cooking.
    Then, the lid cracked.....I just kept using it anyway!
    Also long ago the knob broke off and I use pliers now to turn it off and on....
    Last I had used it I dropped the lid breaking it in half.
    I will say I hadn't thought of covering it with foil...great idea there!
    I used the lid to our large pan when I cooked in it yesterday, but it's just a bit too big for the top.

    Now....with all that said, I have given you a blog award and I hope you will hop over and check it out.

  5. Way to go! I love to eke out every last possible use of an item, and find that I'm most sentimentally connected to items I've managed to pay next to nothing for. Yep, a little weird, but it brings me a bit of satisfaction to wear things out far beyond the normal lifespan.

  6. throw it away! But then, I'm not at all frugal. We don't eat left overs and I use disposable diapers. So you know...