Alternative uses for old pots, pans and crockpots
As I get closer to bringing home new cookware, my sister asked me what I'd do with the old stuff.
I'm planning on donating most of it (except the pot lid that has fallen apart - no reason to donate that) but save a pot or two for when I get a wild idea to cook something inedible. (At this point, her general response was, "inedible?!")
After all, we have an old slow cooker on a shelf in our basement for the specific purpose of stripping paint off metal hardware (not that we've used it - the old hardware in our home is thankfully paint-free). After explaining that, my sister admitted that she has an old slow cooker set aside for cooking venison.
So, before I load a box for Goodwill or the Salvation Army, I'm wondering - do any of you use old pots, pans or slow cookers for specific, non-food purposes?