I was getting ready to make a cheesecake this morning and had to move one of my Crock-Pots out of the way to get to the Cuisinart in the pantry. It occurred to me that for any woman of the potluck persuasion, her Crock-Pot is a dead giveaway of her age.
You can tell I moved out on my own in the late 1980s because my first Crock-Pot was country blue and white (but for the record, the design did NOT include the geese with bonnets that were so popular at the time). The larger one I got as a wedding present in the early '90s has a vivid teal crockery liner and there's some nineties-tastic jewel-tone magenta in the design on the front of the appliance.
Now, of course, most Crock-Pots are brushed stainless steel on the outside. I know that seems all sleek and modern, but just wait ten years. They'll come up with some new appliance fashion and all our brushed stainless will look "so 2000s."