I bought a new crockpot (stainless outside) a few weeks ago and I'm trying to figure out if this is normal. I turned it on this morning and within minutes the outside was so hot I couldn't leave my hand on it for more than a few seconds. I just didn't feel comfortable leaving it on while I was gone.
My old one got hot, but never that hot until it broke. I've asked some people and they say theirs gets hot...I'm just wondering if mine is faulty or if that's just the case with the stainless ones.