I've had situations already where my regular medium of cooking (the gas stove) is out, and I have to stick with the crock pot for a couple of days. Say that you are cooking a particular food that takes a while to finish cooking and you really want to finish quickly, what do you do? I usually just get a plastic (of the right material) and put it underneath the pot's lid. That's weird? We're all weird! What do you do, if any at all?