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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
For those of you with a crockpot and cats, do you leave it on when your not at home? Pepper is the only one that gets on the counter, but it worries me. I want to throw a chicken in the crockpot while I am gone tomorrow, but was a little worried.
post #2 of 27
Yeah, to my knowledge Popsie has never bothered the crockpot. Since it gets hot Pepper probably wouldn't bother it. At least I hope not.
post #3 of 27
I leave it on when I'm gone & my boys never touch it, even though Bayley gets up on the counters, I don't even think he notices it?
post #4 of 27
Yes I leave mine on but I don't leave it on the counter, I plug it into the outlet I have on my stove and just sit it between the two back burners...

I know my cats don't get up on the stove, they are afraid of it...However although they aren't suppose to be up on the counter they may jump up there when I am not home so I don't chance it..
post #5 of 27
Yes, i leave mine on. Normally though i turn the crockpot on at night when i'm asleep and then turn it off in the morning before i leave for work so i'm always home with it. My kitties aren't allowed on the counters, so we don't have any issues with them getting near it
post #6 of 27
I don't, but not necessarily because of the cats. I just don't like leaving things plugged in that create heat while I'm not around. I don't even like running the dryer when we're not home! Or the dishwasher, though sometimes I just do.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, for your responses. I am not really fond of leaving things that get hot on when I am not at home either but the outside of my crockpot doesn't get hot. I just wanted to have dinner ready when I get home tomorrow night bacause it sounds like I am going to be gone all day.
post #8 of 27
Yes, I leave mine on when I am gone. My cats aren't supposed to get on the counter but I have caught them up there before, but I have never had a problem with them and the crock pot.
post #9 of 27
My kitties aren't counter surfers...so I don't have an issue with leaving the crockpot on when I am gone. I too, like to have dinner ready with I get home, on a day that I know I might be home later than usual.
post #10 of 27
I leave it on if we are going to be gone less then 30 Minutes. I am afraid it can catch fire. Coco dosent go on the counter so its safe up there. The other Cats get locked in the other room when we arent here. In fact tomorrow we are making a Corn Beef in the Crock Pot. We will put in a Artichoke,Onions and Potatoes too.
post #11 of 27
I leave mine on. That's the whole purpose of a crockpot... leave it on and come home to a hot cooked meal

I leave mine on the counter away from the edge and tuck the cord behind it. I've never had a problem with it.
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I leave mine on. That's the whole purpose of a crockpot... leave it on and come home to a hot cooked meal

I leave mine on the counter away from the edge and tuck the cord behind it. I've never had a problem with it.
Exactly.
post #13 of 27
I leave mine on when Im gone and my kitties are allowed on the counter... they kind of have to be allowed up there though, my 1 year old Joseph likes to dump their food and water all over, so If I didn't let them up there they wouldn't get to eat!!
post #14 of 27
Thanks for posting this, I've been afraid to use my Crockpot ever since I adpoted Chestnut! I think I'm going to start using it again, I miss not having to cook when I get home
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
My kitties aren't allowed on the counters, so we don't have any issues
Neither is mine, but she will go ahead and get up there if we are nowhere around.
post #16 of 27
I do leave it on, because Riley does not get on the counters. He's not much of a climber except for his cat tree.
post #17 of 27
I leave mine on all day. Snickers gets on the counters all the time. So far there have been no accidents. If you want, try to put it in a spot, pushed back against a cabinet then put something else on the other side of it. That way it would be really hard for Pepper to get near it.
post #18 of 27
I leave mine on, and have been doing so for years with no problems. I don't think I have heard of house fires being started by a crock pot. My cats don't get on the counters, but even if they did the outside of the crock pot doesn't get that hot.
post #19 of 27
this was a major concern of mine also and then my uncle had a fabulous idea! get an extension cord, put your crock pot inside the oven and run the extension out to plug it in Since I have so many cats and a couple of them LOVE to open things, I knew that if I were to run my crockpot I would have no dinner to come home to
post #20 of 27
There's no way for my guys to get on the little sliver of counter I put the Crockpot on, so I don't worry. And they don't try.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
this was a major concern of mine also and then my uncle had a fabulous idea! get an extension cord, put your crock pot inside the oven and run the extension out to plug it in Since I have so many cats and a couple of them LOVE to open things, I knew that if I were to run my crockpot I would have no dinner to come home to
Great idea...unless you have a Maggie, who is the worlds greatest cord chewer!!! I'm afraid to leave my crock pot on when I'm not at home. Maggie might chew through the cord and hurt herself. All of my cords in the house have those corrugated cord covers on them. I guess I could get one for the crock pot.
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
I don't, but not necessarily because of the cats. I just don't like leaving things plugged in that create heat while I'm not around. I don't even like running the dryer when we're not home! Or the dishwasher, though sometimes I just do.
Me too! I am scared of fire risks!
post #23 of 27
Of course, I keep it on so dinner can be done by the time I get home.
post #24 of 27
I leave mine on all the time and I've never had a problem. Forest can't get onto the counters. Tailer's usually sitting on the counter as I'm putting the stuff in there, so his curiosity is satisfied.
post #25 of 27
I thought that was the whole idea behind crockpots - that you could turn them on in the morning when you leave for work and dinner would be ready when you got home.

I also set mine on the stove and use the outlet on the stove.
post #26 of 27
I'm glad to see that other people put there's on the counter!!! We bought a really big one so that it would be very heavy and impossible for a cat to move around. We also have a corner counter and I put it in the corner, just because I think it would be harder for the cats to somehow mess with it.

Enzo has actually taken the lid off once and licked my roast beef The crock pot was just turned on and not warm at all, so I think that's way that has been the only time he has messed with it.
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
I thought that was the whole idea behind crockpots - that you could turn them on in the morning when you leave for work and dinner would be ready when you got home.

I also set mine on the stove and use the outlet on the stove.
Yeah, I guess it is, but I was just so paranoid that Pepper wold be the little beast that he is and knock it off of the counter. I did leave it on all day today and it was nice to come home to a mostly finished dinner. Now the only problem is that I am not hungry yet .
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