Six on Saturday: New Uses for Your Crock Pot


We all know that crock pots are great for cooking
a warm dinner while you’re out of the house.
 But did you know that same crock pot can do more than just cook you food?
new uses for crock pot

Discover six new ways to use your crock pot that may cause you to fall in love with it all over again
1) Remove paint without chemicals. Do you have hardware that is covered in paint? Don’t spend hours scraping, here’s a simple way to remove that paint. Start by placing your hardware into your crock pot, cover with water and then turn your pot on high.  The heat and moisture will soften the paint and often it will fall off as a single piece.
2) Dye your yarn. It’s true! You can dye your wool yarn in a crock pot. All you need is a crock pot, some yarn, a few kool-aid packets and this tutorial.
3) Stir up some play dough. As a former kindergarten teacher, I’ve made my share of play dough. But I never knew that I could have made it in the slow cooker. Check out this recipe (it’s even gluten-free) to whip some up for your kids.
4) Make a few candles. Learn how to make your own candles at home very inexpensively following this easy tutorial.
5) Freshen your home. Make your own home air freshener with these six easy combinations.
6) Create your own soap. You can make your own natural soap at home in your crock pot using this step-by-step tutorial.
Do you know a new use for crock pots?




  1. Sadly ,my crock pot is the most underused thing in my kitchen (second only to my juicer!) New years resolution – use it more – these ideas will certainly help with that!

  2. You can dye yarn in a crockpot?!?! I’ve been using my crockpot wrong this whole time, ha! I will have to give this a go!
    (Came over from the FreshMommyBlog link up!)

  3. Great ideas–I might try dying yarn. I use my crockpot to make applesauce, so easy. At a dinner party that included children I kept mini-corndogs (that I baked earlier)warm in the crockpot.

  4. These are great ideas! I had no idea that you could use your crockpot to do all this. I am going to try the ideas for scenting my home – that sounds really useful. Thanks for sharing these. I am visiting from “This Is How We Roll Thursday.”

  5. I have seen #1 on Rehab Addict, it took about 30 minutes and worked like a charm. Love the other ideas too.

    Found you on Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Linkup.

  6. Oh my…great post! I’m always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  7. Oh, some things I never have heard of! I love the idea of aromatherapy! Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again!

  8. These are great, useful, and clever tips. My crockpot is being promoted from temporary to a full-time appliance. She will be so happy. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Wow these are great I never really thought of using a crockpot for anything but cooking. I’m sure I can get a 2nd hand one at the thrift store and designate it to not cooking uses! Very interesting

  10. So cool! Pinned this for future reference. I love your focus on natural uses. Thank you for sharing! #OMHGFF

  11. Way to think outside the box! Who knew!! :
    ) Thanks for linking up to us on Throwback Thursday!


  12. I am a frequent crock pot user & love these clever ideas! Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  13. Ah! These are brilliant! I want to try them all. Pinned and shared. Thank you for sharing at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party. We hope to see you again on Sunday at noon EST.

  14. I have an old crockpot I would use. I treasure my new one so I’m still babying it! Lol
    Great uses !

  15. I had never thought of some of these uses! I do love it to create homemade potpourri though! Thank you for sharing this creative list. I can’t wait to get a new crock pot and try some of these out.

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