You ever done something dumb? I don't mean robbing a bank or driving your car into a tree. I mean small stupid. I decided my old Rival crockpot which worked fine for 30 years was too annoying to clean. So I wanted a better one. One that had a removable stoneware insert that was easier to wash. And products get better, right?
So I ended up ordering a 5 qt stoneware removable inset crockpot. They day I received it, I tossed my old Rival in the trash. Its gone. And then I realized that the new one wasn't right for me at all. Too big and clumsy. So I returned it.
And was crockpotless... So I went searching for a smaller one everywhere.
I don't know about you, but I pay a lot of attention to negative comments about products. The new ones my 2.5 to 3 qt size were all "too hot", "burned food", "couldn't be left unattended for more than 30 minutes" etc.
And I hate the way they look. White, polka dotted, metal "burns you" "burns food but all the new ones do".
I decided cleaning the old one wasn't all THAT bad. Sometimes you have to return to what you know works. I went to Ebay. I bought the same Rival crockpot I had before. At twice the price and almost the same amount for shipping. It grates on my nerves to do that, but I'll be happier.
One thing I've learned is that sometimes paying for a mistake is sometimes better than hoping for a better outcome in the face of contrary information. I want my old crockpot back, and I have to pay to get it.