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Kansas City introduced the Crock-Pot 50 years ago

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Crysta Henthorne
KCUR 89.3

No Midwestern cookout is complete without a delicious chili or dip simmering in a Crock-Pot. But when the device was first unveiled by a Kansas City company in 1971, it promised something more: freedom.

This episode originally aired on the KCUR podcast Hungry For MO. Read more about the Kansas City women who taught America how to use the Crock-Pot from KCUR's Mackenzie Martin.

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