after all these years, i finally bought a crockpot. My 2nd rice cooker in a year went down and when shopping for a new one , I saw a crockpot for less than a rice cooker. Since I could just keep using a pot for the rice and i figured if pressed a crockpot could do rice, i went and purchased the crockpot.
1st Shabos wasn’t that good, i didn’t know what i was doing and how it would work. Shabos Haazeinu went much better, i had a better idea what to put into the ’stew’ and how much liquid was really needed.
I have it on a timer so it is off when I scoop from it, but i’m wondering - since the temp is set to low and it doesn’t get hot would there be a problem in scooping from the crockpot while it was on and in the element container?