Scenario: It is 4:00 pm and you walk in the door to discover crock pot chuck roast and veggies. Life doesn't get much better than that, right? Except it's cold. The crock pot malfunctioned. What do you do? Well I'm not waiting on POA to render action (plus it isn't my call anyway.) What did get done, was it got dumped in to a covered pot and in to the oven at 400 degrees. I mean, that's... where it is going and that is that. But what would you do? There are options right. The crock pot is not entirely non-functional. The high setting worked. But it won't work for any reasonable dinner hour. Maybe jockeying the switch will make the low setting work. Dunno. The way I see it, is the options are this: 1. The high setting works. Just do it, that is dinner for tomorrow. Go and get a couple burritos for dinner or maybe a pizza or better yet a lettuce wrapped burger for me and whatever else. 2. Try the Instapot. There is a learning curve. I know nothing of it and those in charge of dinner don't either. 3. Put it in a pot and cook the living hell out of it for a couple hours and hope the meat isn't too tough. 4. Drink a lot of vodka and who the f**** cares. I am leaning towards #4 right now (actually that is in progress.) But currently #3 is in progress concurrently. Again, I'm not in charge. I'm just asking for future reference should the situation occur again.