Put it in the fridge. No, not THAT part.
December 12, 2013 9:03 AM Subscribe
As I was leaving for work yesterday, I instructed my mother to "help yourself to the oatmeal; afterwards, put it in the downstairs fridge." This morning, as I opened the downstairs fridge, I discovered she'd put the actual slow cooker appliance
into the fridge along with, instead of just, the ceramic insert with the food. Will this harm the slow cooker?
posted by Zelos to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
I have done the requisite facepalming and removal of the appliance from the fridge. But what's next? I want to think that fridge temperatures are no worse than what the slow cooker will experience during shipping (it is rather cold out there), but I'm not sure. Electronics are not meant for the fridge! There are air vents on the underside of the appliance, so condensation in its innards is a certainty--in fact, as I was moving the appliance to a proper location I noticed it left a small (maybe three quarters put together) puddle of water. The air vents are dead centre to the underside and the puddle was more to the edge of the machine, so I might be overthinking it; I didn't have time to check.
Mefites: do I have anything to worry about regarding the health of my beloved slow cooker? I'll probably put it in a warm place for a few days regardless.