Using your Crock Pot as a Humidifier

Just as Miss Maddy and I start to feel better I woke up and my throat was scratchy. I thought “Oh NO! Please don’t let this stuff be lingering and coming back around.”
After downing more water than the average camel I realized that it was the air that was super dry. During the winter when the temperature is cooler and we’re having to run the heat it seems that the combination of the two suck all the moisture right out of the air.
Only having two small humidifiers (which I’ve been running around the clock) I decided to utilize my crock pots and use them to put moisture in the air.
Here is how I did it:
I took several of my crock pots (all different sizes) and set them in different rooms around the house. I used the smaller 1 1/2 – 3 quart ones in the bathrooms and kitchen. I used the 4 – 6 quart ones in the bedrooms and livinng room.
I then filled them 3/4’s of the way with water, placed the lid on and turned to high. This allowed the water to quickly heat up.
After an hour or so I removed the lids and let the moisture start escaping in the air.
You want to make sure you keep an eye on these so that they don’t run dry. I would suggest not adding cold tap water to them as they need water, but catch some water in pitchers or bowls and let it come to room temperature before adding to the already hot crocks.
This worked wonderfully. After only a little while we all quit feeling like we had cotton balls stuffed in our mouths.  I definitely will be doing this throughout the winter since I have several crock pots instead of buying more humidifiers.