Under the heading of stinky stuff in the crock pot ....
There are a few smells that I do not want to live with in the house: sauerbraten, corned beef, you know what I mean. My crock pot resides on the top of the freezer in the garage (attached to the house) when I'm cooking those. Because we are in and out of the garage all day, enterprising critters leave it strictly alone. And the odor stays out there.
One problem, the neighbors show up and want to know, "When's dinner?"