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Are huge crock pots safe to use when not at home?

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Large and small slow cookers are safe to use unattended, according to the Crock-Pot brand. However, some slow cooker models have been recalled due to fire hazards.

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Are huge crock pots safe to use when not at home?
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Some models of the Bella Kitchen slow cooker were recalled in 2010 when the company learned that some control panels had melted and sparked. The Crock-Pot company recommends using safety precautions when leaving the house, including filling the cooker between half and three-quarters full and making sure the device sits on a flat, hard surface. The cooker's power cord also should be arranged so that it doesn't come in contact with the hot unit.

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