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Old 21st February 2012, 10:28 PM
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I just turned my well loved crockpot into a flower pot. After many years of wonderful beans and soups it gave it up and died. I went searching for a new one... oops, folks around here don't know what a crockpot is! I even looked on Amazon but they won't ship one here (not that I could probably afford it if they did).

Is there anyone out there heading into Mexico that might bring one in for me or anyone here in Mexico who knows where I might purchase one? We don't have a Walmart or US type stores here in Tequisquiapan. On the one hand I am grateful for that but then up pops a situation like this and I have to eat my words!

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I just turned my well loved crockpot into a flower pot. After many years of wonderful beans and soups it gave it up and died. I went searching for a new one... oops, folks around here don't know what a crockpot is! I even looked on Amazon but they won't ship one here (not that I could probably afford it if they did).

Is there anyone out there heading into Mexico that might bring one in for me or anyone here in Mexico who knows where I might purchase one? We don't have a Walmart or US type stores here in Tequisquiapan. On the one hand I am grateful for that but then up pops a situation like this and I have to eat my words!
"ollas lentas"used to be hard to find in Mexico, now they are pretty common, maybe not so much in Tequisquiapan but in the city of Queretero they are.
I have found that for a small fee you can get small appliances fixed in Mexico whereas in the US or Canada you'd just throw them away because it is cost prohibitive to fix. I agree with you on their use..love em

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Thanks... I don't get to Queretaro very often as we don't have a car, but I will keep that in mind. Unfortunately the shell of the crockpot is "sealed", no way to get inside. This one is pretty old and I'm afraid is beyond repair.

Ollas Lentas.... hah, my new word for the day!! I tried google translate for it and it gave me nothing! I resorted to using a whole bunch of words to try to describe what I wanted at the stores in Tequis. Poor clerks!

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Thanks... I don't get to Queretaro very often as we don't have a car, but I will keep that in mind. Unfortunately the shell of the crockpot is "sealed", no way to get inside. This one is pretty old and I'm afraid is beyond repair.

Ollas Lentas.... hah, my new word for the day!! I tried google translate for it and it gave me nothing! I resorted to using a whole bunch of words to try to describe what I wanted at the stores in Tequis. Poor clerks!
My wife , who is Mexican, loves her crock pots( ollas lentas)too. she says you could look in tianguis or second hand stores. she also said if you cant find one she'd be glad to send you one from Sinaloa..she's like that.

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I found my crockpot at Walmart and I've seen them at Chedraui. Have you tried the large supermarkets? If and when you get to a big city, there is Liverpool and Sears.

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Thank you pquick and please tell your wife thank you for her generous offer. If I don't find one I may just take you up on that. I'll private msg you if so.

I don't know what Chedraui is... we do have a Soriana here but it's not very large. I've never seen a crockpot there. I think there is a Sears in Queretaro. I'll just have to plan an outing to Queretaro some day soon. I've not taken any time to play tourist... I'll have to find something fun and interesting to do while there.

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The one I brought with me is long dead. I bought its replacement in one of the major department stores—I don’t remember whether it was Sears, Liverpool or Palacio, but I’m sure they all have them.

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I just turned my well loved crockpot into a flower pot. After many years of wonderful beans and soups it gave it up and died. I went searching for a new one... oops, folks around here don't know what a crockpot is! I even looked on Amazon but they won't ship one here (not that I could probably afford it if they did).

Is there anyone out there heading into Mexico that might bring one in for me or anyone here in Mexico who knows where I might purchase one? We don't have a Walmart or US type stores here in Tequisquiapan. On the one hand I am grateful for that but then up pops a situation like this and I have to eat my words!
There is a Sam's Club in Tequis.

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There is a Sam's Club in Tequis.
Or close by, maybe it was in San Juan del Rio. Take a cab.

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The big Soriana stored on Ave. Moctezuma in San Juan del Rio sells them. Mine is the Birtman brand, not a Rival, but has served well for many years. Best to buy the kind where the crock inside lifts out for washing.

A taxi from Tequis to SJR costs 100 pesos, or you can take the bus down to SJR and then a 30 or 35 pesos ride from the Central de Autobuses to the store.

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