I was making chili in the cockpot. I mixed up the beef and the spices in the crockpot on the kitchen island. I picked up the crockpot to carry it to the sink to get the beans, which were draining in a collander, and the bottom fell out of the crockpot. I didn't realize it at the time, but pot was cracked. There was chili everywhere...floor, walls, cabinets, even the hinges of cabinets. Months later, I'd find flecks of chili!