I love my Crock-Pot as I’m sure do most people. Crock-Pots are the perfect way of preparing a meal without having to stand over the stove until it’s done. It’s low fuss, doesn’t require a lot of work or prep, and is basically a way that you can dump food in the morning and return to a prepared meal in the evening.
But sometimes we don’t want to wait a whole eight hours for something to finally finish cooking. And that is where the Crock-Pot multi-cooker comes in handy. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and rice cooker all combined into one. It sounds perfect, right? Well, we might want to think again before adding it to our Christmas wishlist.
Some people who have bought the Crock-Pot 6 qt. Express Crock SCCPPC600-V1 have complained that it’s actually quite dangerous. There have been 119 people reaching out to the company, complaining that their Crock-Pot’s lids have ended up coming off during the cooking process. This has lead to 99 people being injured and sustaining burns that range from 1st degree all the way to 3rd-degree burns!
#Recall: +900k Sunbeam 6-Quart Express @CrockPot Multi-Cookers. The lid can suddenly detach when not fully locked and the product is in pressure cooker mode; burn risk. Get free replacement lid. CONTACT https://t.co/4UqS5EFhXU or 800 323-9519. Full notice https://t.co/ZONjkAdPuT pic.twitter.com/bPFrAquh3v
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) November 24, 2020
Crock-Pot ended up recalling the kitchen items – recalling all 942,760 multi-cookers that were created under this issue. These items were sold in the US and Canada during the period of July 2017 all through to November 2020.
While the complaints have been made that the lid is coming off, Consumer Reports tested this Crock-Pot model but didn’t experience a lid detachment. However, it has been cited that there could be several reasons for the lids coming off such as the lid not being properly locked, too much water is added to the pot, or incorrect use of the quick-release valve. But the Express Crock-Pot will be experiencing a change in the design of the lid – all in an attempt to prevent other injuries in the future.
If you happen to own one of these models, you can check to see if it’s got the serial number, SCCPPC600-V1. If you do, you could be eligible for reviewing a free replacement lid. You just need to contact the company at 800-323-9519. It is also advised that while you wait for a replacement, you refrain from using the pressure cooker function.
Have you ever experienced a problem with your express cooker? Do you prefer express cookers or slow cookers? Let us know!SKM: below-content placeholder