Dear Coach Chris,
My partner had a painful in-grown toenail. After some internet research it recommended to soak the foot in warm water to soften the nail then cut as much of the toenail as possible. When I came home from work my partners foot was leisurely soaking in my favorite crockpot. I went crazy. My best crockpot has been contaminated and useless. My partner told me my rage was not justified and I could easily clean the crock pot with soap and water. I think the only solution is to throw the crockpot in the garbage. I know every time I want to use the crockpot I will see a foot with an in-grown toenail soaking with my pot roast. Am I justified in my craziness? Now I am having mixed feelings about throwing my favorite crockpot in the garbage.
It appears your imagination has over-ridden any level-headed reason. The crockpot is an innocent bystander and doesn't deserve to be thrown away. A simple solution is a good scrubbing with any disinfectant you choose (soap and water will also work). This should sanitize the crockpot. Maybe next time when you provide a solution for another in-grown toenail for your partner also provide a foot soaker tub and label it with your partners name. Eliminating any confusion in the future.
Happy Crockpot Cooking,