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RacketRick Posted: Dec 07 '06,  11:16 am           Reply
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On the other hand...

our SCC658 has an extra lid and TWO extra inserts--given that the heating unit died during the first use. No lights, no heat, no nutin'. I hope to hear from 'crockpot.com' but DW is not happy with her first experience. I don't dare tell her about the exploding lids(or DO I?). Thanks for the info on this and other products. I've been a member for years but this is my first visit to the MB. Cheers.

     
yvonnepierce Posted: Dec 13 '06,  4:59 pm           Reply
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Bravetti Slow Cooker Lid Cracks Up

Hello, Everyone,

I was reading the epinions about the various lids for slow cookers and something similar happened to me today. I had taken some food to work today and kept it in my slow cooker to keep it warm. At the end of the day, I washed the pot and lid completely and dried them. As I was putting the pot into my car on the seat, I don't know what happened because I thought I was being gentle, all of a sudden I heard a crack and the lid just broke into hundreds of little pieces. Believe me, the pot was not cold nor hot. This incident happened hours after the pot had been washed! I, too, was looking for the manufacturer on line to see if I could order another lid, and alas! No Bravetti site. Thanks for letting me know that I'm not alone out there. I'm so dissapointed because I hadn't used the slow cooker except for a few times.

Yvonne In Vegas

     
dzaazd Posted: Feb 20 '07,  12:38 pm (Updated: Feb 20 '07,  12:40 pm)           Reply
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RE: Rival lid explosion

My Rival 37551 lid also exploded. Once again, normal usage with room-temperature ingredients. The explosion was actually very well contained, with almost all of the glass ending up inside the ceramic bowl, and he glass also seemed to be well tempered so that it broke into reasonably safe chunks.

I had the cooker for one or two years, and I think this was the first time I used the high setting.

     
johnfla Posted: Mar 27 '07,  12:55 pm           Reply
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Ceramic Insert Exploded

I justed returned from surgery to repair a severed tendon in my left hand after my Hamilton Beach slow cooker ceramic insert literally exploded while I was washing it. The bowl was cool to touch and I was washing it with hot tap water using my bare hands. As I was turning the bowl it simply shattered, scattering razor sharp shards everywhere. This was the first time I used the cooker and will address the issue with the company shortly.

Has anyone had any problems with the ceramic bowls breaking?

     
lorace Posted: Mar 29 '07,  10:08 am           Reply
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RE: Ceramic Insert Exploded

Quote: johnfla
I justed returned from surgery to repair a severed tendon in my left hand after my Hamilton Beach slow cooker ceramic insert literally exploded while I was washing it. The bowl was cool to touch and I was washing it with hot tap water using my bare hands. As I was turning the bowl it simply shattered, scattering razor sharp shards everywhere. This was the first time I used the cooker and will address the issue with the company shortly.

Has anyone had any problems with the ceramic bowls breaking?


What a terrible experience. Thank you for warning us and Hope that your hand will heal easily. Please keep us posted as to results with the Company.

thanks for sharing,
Lorace
     
formalgal Posted: Jul 25 '07,  9:06 am           Reply
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RE: Rival lid explosion

I need a company phone # I want to replace the lid for my sister in law a crock pot #37551. She said it broke a long time ago and I just wanted to surprise her with it she still uses the crock pot with out the lid
Just trying to help her and surprise her also!
Janet

     
rudixeno Posted: Jul 27 '07,  4:38 am           Reply
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RE: Rival lid explosion

Quote: formalgal
I need a company phone # I want to replace the lid for my sister in law a crock pot #37551. She said it broke a long time ago and I just wanted to surprise her with it she still uses the crock pot with out the lid
Just trying to help her and surprise her also!
Janet


Try 1-800-323-9519. It's the customer service number for Holmes Products.

Rudi
     
hmpabian Posted: Dec 21 '07,  1:34 pm           Reply
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Slow Cooker Lid exploding! BEWARE!!!

I have a Rival scv401 slow cooker. I had cooked chicken wings and set them in the slow cooker. The cooker was on low heat for about 30 minutes. I went to take the lid off and it exploded in my hand. The lid did not touch anything or bump into anything. It just exploded. This is a very dangerous thing to happen. When I called Rival about it all they would do was replace the lid with the same type of one. Doesn't a glass lid seem sort of dangerous anyway??? Also on low heat things will come to a boil in this cooker. Not very well built and the company was not a very big help.

     
kellymarg Posted: Feb 29 '08,  8:31 am           Reply
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My Bravetti lid shattered today

I just had a terrible (and scary) experience when my Bravetti slow cooker lid shattered into a million tiny shards while I was preparing a meal for my family. It had been on low for about an hour. Both of my young children were in the room, and the only reason glass didn't reach them is that there was a cabinet above the counter that took most of the impact. I'm furious and upset that my kids could have been hurt. There is glass across the room that I'm still finding despite many sweeps and vacuums. Most importantly, I want the company to know that the problem IS NOT resolved! I just purchased this product and yours happened almost two years ago! Could you send me the contact info that you have for them please? With thanks!

     
pvreditor Posted: Mar 01 '08,  7:43 am           Reply
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RE: My Bravetti lid shattered today

Quote: kellymarg
I just had a terrible (and scary) experience when my Bravetti slow cooker lid shattered into a million tiny shards while I was preparing a meal for my family. It had been on low for about an hour. Both of my young children were in the room, and the only reason glass didn't reach them is that there was a cabinet above the counter that took most of the impact. I'm furious and upset that my kids could have been hurt. There is glass across the room that I'm still finding despite many sweeps and vacuums. Most importantly, I want the company to know that the problem IS NOT resolved! I just purchased this product and yours happened almost two years ago! Could you send me the contact info that you have for them please? With thanks!

Who is the "you" you refer to? I can't tell from reading your post. To make clear who you refer to, use the "Quote" link on the right when you reply to a specific post in this forum. That way, it will quote the message you're responding to and we will all understand your question much better.

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terry1174 Posted: Oct 13 '08,  8:22 am           Reply
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kenmore 81179

The lid for my slowcooker also shattered.... and I was looking up how to order a new one when I came upon this discussion.
I had washed the lid and my friend who was drying the dishes slid a plate out from under it and it was jostled a bit and just shattered. Until I read the other posts here, I thought it was my friend's carelessness to blame, but it appears that these glass lids with metal bands aren't the best thing to use with a slowcooker, so I think I'll not even bother getting a new lid and just use foil.
But does anyone know the contact info for Kenmore about getting a new lid? I want to find out all the same.

     
tiredmom100 Posted: Jan 10 '11,  12:03 pm           Reply
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Hamilton Beach Lid Shattered

Was cooking a roast in my crock pot today, went into the kitchen for something else and noticed my crock pot lid had shattered!! I haven't had this crock pot for even a year and have used it maybe a dozen times. I had a crock pot before this one for 15 years, never had any problems until the handle broke and replaced it with the current Hamilton Beach Stay or Go. Loved it because you could lock the lid down for transport (it was not locked while cooking). I started the roast on high for about an hour with a cup of broth, then turned to low. It had not boiled dry. I see others have had problems with glass lids with metal rims. Holy crap! This is scary stuff. Not to mention the loss of dinner, AND we are snow bound right now so going out to get something else is not simple.

     
tiredmom100 Posted: Jan 10 '11,  12:12 pm           Reply
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One other thing.

Has anyone else noticed this has been a reoccuring issue since 06'?

     
technologic80 Posted: Oct 31 '11,  3:08 pm (Updated: Oct 31 '11,  3:08 pm)           Reply
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Two of my lids exploded too!

I have two Rival Crockpots where the lids exploded.

On my SCV400, the lid was oval, glass, with a black (plastic?) ring around the edge and a black handle on top. It blew up, literally exploded, while being washed (lid was warm to the touch and wash water was warm, not hot) in my sink. Thankfully I only suffered a few scrapes.

My other crockpot, a smaller model 5025, lid exploded but when I was cooking with it on the LOW setting!! It ruined a meal, but Im thankful it didnt ruin anything else.

So what gives? Will Rival give me free replacement lids? The SCV400 is at least 3 years old and I received the 5025 as a housewarming gift back in 2003. Will they warrant their exploding lids? Im sooo glad Im not the only one with this issue, I was beginning to think my crockpots suffered from some kind of omen and were possessed...lol

     
technologic80 Posted: Jan 20 '12,  12:15 pm           Reply
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Get this...

UPDATE:

I posted a few months ago (October?) about my 2 Rival Crockpots where the lids literally exploded...

Well I called Rival in November. The one crock pot had been discontinued and so had the lid, so they sent me a BRAND NEW upgraded crock pot for free!! The other crock pot lid they still had, so they sent me a new lid for that one too. It has a different color handle than the original lid that doesnt match the crockpot at all but Im happy enough just to have a lid for it.

Bottom line - Rival WILL stand behind their crockpot products. I was very pleasantly surprised. Good Luck!

     
dalebrinkley Posted: May 20 '12,  4:52 pm           Reply
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RE: Hamilton Beach Lid Shattered

The same thing just happened to me. I was cooking a spaghetti sauce, after about 6 hours on low I heard a pop. It had shattered and there was glass all over it. I also have had it for less than a year.

     
jtaylor8000 Posted: Feb 25 '13,  4:15 pm           Reply
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Magic Chef Slow Cooker Lid Exploded

I just thought I would add, since I haven't seen anyone post on the Magic Chef brand, but tonight after using my Magic Chef slow cooker the glass lid (with metal banding) literally exploded. I had set it to the side and let it cool all the way off before going to wash it. As soon as I set it down (in an empty) sink it busted into chunks and slivers of glass. I had to rewash all the dished I had just washed because the glass landed all over them. Has anyone on here had any success in having this issue resolved with Magic CHef?

     
pvreditor Posted: Feb 26 '13,  4:14 am           Reply
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RE: Magic Chef Slow Cooker Lid Exploded

Quote: jtaylor8000
I just thought I would add, since I haven't seen anyone post on the Magic Chef brand, but tonight after using my Magic Chef slow cooker the glass lid (with metal banding) literally exploded. I had set it to the side and let it cool all the way off before going to wash it. As soon as I set it down (in an empty) sink it busted into chunks and slivers of glass. I had to rewash all the dished I had just washed because the glass landed all over them. Has anyone on here had any success in having this issue resolved with Magic CHef?

I think your only option is to contact the company and complain. It sounds like this won't be the first complaint about a shattering lid, so there's a decent chance the company will either replace the lid or replace the entire cooker. No way to know until you contact the company, however.

Good luck!

--Bob
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