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« on: November 11, 2013 09:32:42 AM »

I want to make a strap for a crockpot, to keep secure the lid. It'll be a gift and I want to make sure they won't burn down the house if they use it while the crockpot is on, not just for travel. I'm unsure about fabric choices and am wondering if anyone out there has a suggestion. I'm thinking wool, maybe... Hoping someone out there has some knowledge that could be helpful...Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013 06:57:20 AM »

Cotton and velcro?   I'm not sure why someone would keep a strap on a crockpot while it's in use.  But the outside of a crockpot doesn't get that hot... or at least not so hot that it would be close to starting a fire.... I would think.

I used my crockpot a week or so ago and forgot to turn it off when I was done.  It was left on high for about 3 days perhaps.... my son tossed a plastic bowl into it without the "stonewear" (not sure what to call it) liner that you put the food into.   So the bowl was on the bare metal part that heats up.  It didn't even melt the bowl.

I make soap and other "cosmetics" as defined by the FDA and in my spare time I sew.... Sewing is therapy for me in dealing with life stresses and my chronic pain.  When I hurt and can't sew, I plan what I want to sew.  I also have a great husband, three kids and three fur kids.....
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013 04:09:11 PM »

Actually, funny you should mention this. I was just looking into this myself, for another reason.

It's true that wool is naturally the most fire resistant, but it still burns.

Joann's has a fire resistant fabric here: http://www.joann.com/roc-lon-flame-ban-flame-resistant-white/1144518.html.

There is also a spray you can get that works well as a double whammy: http://www.amazon.com/No-Burn-Fabric-Fire-Spray-32-Ounce/dp/B002TKLD14

I know what you're talking about with the strap. A lot of crocks today have snap down doodads to keep the lid secured, my daughter has one. It helps keep a better seal with less moisture escaping.

Good luck!

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