Slow cookers are simple small appliances: a heating element wrapped around a cooking pot.
This smaller slow cooker (actually a potpourri pot) has a removable nut on the bottom that allows access to internal parts.
The heating element in this case is electrical wires wrapped around the ceramic pot and connected to the end of the electrical cord. Test for continuity with a multimeter.
Slow cookers (sometimes known by the brand-name Crock Pot) are simple yet ingenious devices for people on the go. You just can't get slow-cooked flavor from a microwave. Slow cookers can be turned on in the morning and offer hot chili, Swiss steak, or another satisfying meal for dinner. Because they are so simple, there is little that can go wrong with them. Let's take a look inside.
A slow cooker is a small appliance with a ceramic pot, a heating element, and a metal shell for slow cooking foods in liquid. The wire element made of Nichrome encircles the metal liner that transfers heat to the crock. The tight lid and low, steady temperatures reduce evaporation and promote thorough cooking. Most slow cookers have a removable pot for easier cleaningand easier access to internal parts.
To disassemble and test a slow cooker:
Unplug the appliance from the electrical receptacle.
Remove the pot, inspect it for cracks and replace the pot if necessary.
Turn the unit over and remove the base that is held on by screws, clips, or nuts.