Video: 6 Secret Uses for a Crockpot

Dust off that crockpot! It's time to see what this countertop appliance can really do.

King of the kitchen, the crockpot is a culinary hero that can cook at your command on those days you’re simply too busy to stand over a hot stove. But did you know that in addition to simmering stew or melting game-day queso dip, the crockpot can also take care of a few household duties and fun DIY projects?

Take a look at this video to see some of the most interesting ways to use a crockpot and visit the link for even more crockpot ideas.

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