Does anyone have ideas for a crock and lid from a crock pot?

Jayne gerow
by Jayne gerow
My crockpot has perished. It has been a staple in my house for years (working woman's best friend). But, I can't recycle all of it where I live. Any ideas for it besides a planter? I have a black thumb. Thank you.
  11 answers
  • Karen V Karen V on Dec 15, 2015
    It would be great to see a picture of it. Flower Pot, Loose coin holder (assuming it is a round one? Could be used as outdoor ash tray (fill 1/2 way with sand), use as ice bucket outdoors. Not sure what you have. Good luck!
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Dec 16, 2015
    Do you ever restore/refinish furniture? You can always use the crock pot to soak painted over hardware (hinges, pulls, knobs etc). Just don't use it for food after using it to strip paint. Other uses: Makes an excellent container for hand dyeing small items.Give new life to stained baby clothes Holds a quarter fat of fabric if you want to over-dye fabric for quilting. Or a skein of yarn if you do knitting. If your new crockpot that replaced it is the same size, does the old crock fit? (You can cook up a meal overnight, and use the old crock for crafting during the day.) Just remember to mark the crock if it is to be "NO LONGER USED FOR FOOD". Thankfully the base can move from kitchen to craft room with no problem.
  • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Dec 16, 2015
    It's a great over-sized pet water bowl.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Dec 16, 2015
    If the lid isn't plastic you could use it in the oven as a Dutch oven/ bean crock. If the crock is metal you can also use it on the stove. Can you donate it? People often look to replace broken crocks.
  • Dorothy Dorothy on Dec 16, 2015
    You can use it to hold warm foods for a party. Warm up first with hot water or microwave with a small amount of water , empty water and add hot food. With lid on will hold food for quite a while.
  • Donna Donna on Dec 17, 2015
    My daughter burned hers up electrically years ago using it so much. I had one just like hers that I never used so I gave her my electric part & kept the crock & lid. I have used mine for a roaster in the oven ever since. It was one of those big oval shaped ones but I love it as the lady from Canada said a Dutch oven.
  • Bette Bette on May 31, 2016
    I put mine outside and made a water feature. Crock is white. I floated an artificial lily pad with a solar light on it. Lovely night glow. For special effect during the day, I added less harmful blue food dye to the water (in case wildlife drank from it). Barley pellets keeps it clean, mosquito pellets eliminates larvae. I suppose I could add a fish - but then there's the cat issue. If crock is buried in the ground for aquatic garden, please remember that toads can't climb and will drown. They seek water for laying eggs and often become trapped in swimming pools and other outside water features with steep sides.
  • Janice Janice on Feb 12, 2024

    I use the crock part as a flower base and fortunately the glass lid exactly fits one of my saucepans. I cut the electrical wires off and used the shell of the crock pot to plant flowers after adding an inch or so of pebbles for drainage. It is a bit of a conversation piece on my patio.:)

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 12, 2024


  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 13, 2024

    For the pot portion, cover it with fabric and store your utensils. The lid might be useful to cover other pots, if not, you could donate it.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 13, 2024

    crockpots can still be used for storing food, they are largely seen as decorative or collectable pieces. For example, they can be used to hold flowers, plants or your large wooden spoons.