How To Clean The Crockpot

crockpot cleaning

The crockpot can be used to make some very delicious meals. You can make soups, stews, dips, and more. However, because of this sometimes the crockpot or slow cooker can be difficult to clean. Continue on to see how to clean the crockpot. 

The Simple Crockpot Cleaning 

What you’ll need: 

  • Hot water
  • Dish soap 

For an easy and simple clean, fill the crockpot or slow cooker insert with hot water and add a few drops of dish soap. Next, turn the appliance on for about an hour and then dump the water and do a quick rinse. Finally, dry it off or let it air dry and you’re done. 

Harder Stains

What you’ll need:

  • Baking soda 
  • Water
  • Kitchen scrubber brush 

First, grab your baking soda, because you’re going to need it. If there are tougher stains you can’t seem to get out, do the same steps as above, but instead of the dish soap, swap it out with baking soda. To add a little more cleaning power, grab a scrubber brush and scrub the sides to loosen up the stuck-on food and stains. 

Intense Crockpot Cleaning 

What you’ll need: 

  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

If you have a really tough time cleaning the crockpot after the last delicious meal you made and nothing seems to be working, give these products a shot. Fill the slow cooker insert with water and add baking soda and vinegar. The baking soda and vinegar will begin to fizz when they are combined. Turn the slow cooker or crock pot on for an hour. Check it and if it needs a bit longer, you can turn it on for another hour or two. Then dump out the mixture and rinse well.  

Outside of Slow Cooker/Crockpot

The outside of the crockpot can be cleaned by simply wiping it down with a damp rag. If you notice there’s a stain or marks from splashes of food, then grab a damp towel with a bit of soap and do a wipe down. 

Give these cleaning tips a try and have a squeaky clean crockpot. 

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