Is it really safe to leave a crock pot cooking all day when no one is home?

August 6th, 2012

I want to cook a meal in my crock pot, but I am worried about leaving it on all day while no one is home. Is it a fire hazard?

I leave mine on cooking all the time. It is safe, just leave it where no one can knock it down and away from other appliances. I put mine in the middle of our counter away from everything else. But you can make some really great meals and not have to worry about them at all. Try stuffed peppers or try a whole chicken in tomato sauce with a little hot sauce, when it’s done put it over pasta. It’s really great.

8 Responses to “Is it really safe to leave a crock pot cooking all day when no one is home?”

  1. Tara C

    I have done this a ton of times, and my crock pot is about 15 years old. You should be safe.
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  2. Your Future Mrs. Cobb

    I leave mine on cooking all the time. It is safe, just leave it where no one can knock it down and away from other appliances. I put mine in the middle of our counter away from everything else. But you can make some really great meals and not have to worry about them at all. Try stuffed peppers or try a whole chicken in tomato sauce with a little hot sauce, when it’s done put it over pasta. It’s really great.
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  3. Tracey9863

    It is not a fire hazard ……… I have left mine on tons of times while I’ve been at work ………. No problems.

    Don’t panic
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  4. chefgrille

    It won’t start a fire unless you have dishtowels, paper towels, or anything flammable touching it. Just put it on a cleared counter and leave it on low. I do this all the time on weekends and forget about it, and nothing’s ever happened. So if nothing happens when I’m at home, nothing will happen when I’m away.
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  5. almond_lace

    No Hazard …. thats what they are designed to do … cook all day or for overnight cooking. I’ve done it for years…………. such a life-saver
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  6. THE"IS"

    i leave mine on all nite while i sleep or when i go to work
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  7. Steffie

    People have been doing it since they invented the crockpot. Just make sure that it is not touching anything besides the counter. I set mine on top of my stove.
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  8. mkc24@verizon.net

    I believe the Crock Pot was made simply for that purpose, if it was a safety hazard theyd be recalled
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