Testing a crock pot
I got a big crockpot for a wedding present 20 years ago. I haven't used it for about 16 years. I am going to use it for a big party I'm having this weekend. It has a removable ceramic bowl. I thought I'd better test it, to make sure it's working. I put a couple inches of water in it, and turned it on high for about 45 minutes, then low for about 15, and the outside of the crockpot was incredibly hot, but the water was still cold. Maybe water doesn't work well for this test? I just don't want to rely on it, and then have it not work. Any suggestions? Thanks.