The Grip n Flpi plastic urensil does not flip an egg without breaking the yolk as promised. But it flips an grilled cheese sandwich with the greatest of ease. You can also flip 3 pieces of bacon and other meats that are flat.
Slow Cooker bags are great I use them every time I use the crock pot there is no clean up just toss the bag in the garbage. They are not plastic but a form of nylon like the oven baking bags. I never have to scrub a crock again.
To prevent eggs from sticking to the shell after boiling put salt on top of eggs before boiling it works every time.
To thicken stew cooked in a crock use Minute Tapioca. it is less starchy an gives the stew a better texture. For a more beefy flavor use soy sauce.