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How Do I Choose the Best Crock-Pot® Replacement Lid?

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  • Last Modified Date: 20 November 2016
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When choosing a Crock-Pot® replacement lid, determine the exact model number and size of your particular pot. You can then use this to look for a replacement directly from the manufacturer, which helps ensure you get the right product and maintain any warranty you have on it. Be sure to look for a lid from the original manufacturer of your pot, as it is important for it to fit tightly and securely. There are also second-hand locations in which you can find a Crock-Pot® replacement lid, such as online auction sites and stores that sell used products.

The lid of a slow cooker is quite important, since the cooking process requires that heat be trapped within the closed environment. If the lid to such a cooker has become damaged, then it is important that you find the correct Crock-Pot® replacement lid. The model number of your slow cooker should be on the product itself, often printed directly on the bottom or on a label. Look at the number to determine the exact make and model of your cooker.

Once you have this information, you may be able to order a Crock-Pot® replacement lid directly from the manufacturer. This can help you avoid getting the wrong product and can make replacement quick and easy. If you have a warranty on the cooker, then using anything but the manufacturer's own lid could void that agreement. Be sure to use only appropriate products and accessories with your device.

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You may be able to find a Crock-Pot® replacement lid that is used, especially if you have an older model that is no longer made or supported. Since these cookers have been around for decades, there are still some working models for which you cannot get replacement parts from the manufacturer. Determine the size of the lid you need to replace, and the company that produced it, to help you look for the right one. Older models are likely to be well beyond warranty, but you still need to find the right size for a tight fit during cooking.

Consider online auction sites to find a Crock-Pot® replacement lid, as these webpages often have products sold by other users. Older devices, like slow cookers, can stop working but still have perfectly serviceable components, such as the lid. You may also be able to find a Crock-Pot® replacement lid at a second-hand store. Even if you have to buy an entire slow cooker just for one piece, this may still be a worthwhile investment. You can use the second one as a source for additional replacement parts in the future, but be sure to find the exact manufacturer and model that you have.

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