Why TV’s ‘This is Us’ Is Making People Throw Out Their Crockpots

On Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s acclaimed series “This Is Us,” a fire caused by a Crock-Pot erupted in the Pearson household, sparking viewer fear in their own beloved slow cookers. Crock-Pot is a popular brand used for pot roasts, stews, soups, chili, and similar. The episode has caused a social media firestorm, with some viewers going so far as to throw out their Crock-Pots.