You had a fun Sunday night, and your football team won the big game! My winners are the Green Bay Packers, by the way! But there is one dilemma before you can go to bed. That’s the dreaded cleaning of your crockpot! Nooooooo!!!!!!!!! You are going to need some crock pot cleaning tips to get you through the rest of your evening.
Stuck on burnt-on food can be the worst.
Well, I have good news for you. You can get that crock pot cleaned in no time with the tips that I’m about to provide for you. And when you are done you will be sleeping like a baby with no worries and only dreams about your football team’s road to the Super Bowl!
Crock Pot Cleaning Tips
What Not to Do
There are a few things you don’t want to use when cleaning your crock pot. You will want to avoid using harsh abrasive cleaners or scouring pads. These items will scratch the stoneware, and it’s not good for the life of the product.
Although you might think it’s a good idea to clean the crock pot while it’s still hot don’t! Make sure that the stoneware base is cool before putting it in cold water. If the base is hot it could crack if exposed to cold water.
Whatever you do, DO NOT put the heating element base in water or liquid of any kind. This will definitely damage the main functioning part of the unit and more than likely void any warranty or guarantee that came with it.
Tip 1 – Fill With Water
The first tip/step is to fill the crock pot base with warm water. Easy enough right? Let that sit for a few minutes. Do something else like watch the news replays of the game you saw earlier in the evening.
Tip 2 – Pour in Vinegar
Next, you want to get one cup of vinegar and add it to the water. White distilled vinegar will do just fine.
Tip 3 – Add Baking Soda
Now you are going to add one cup of baking soda to the cleaning concoction. Don’t worry the crock pot will not explode 🙂
Tip 4 – Turn Heat on Low
Next, you turn the heat to low for an hour or so. The crock pot will work its magic and clean itself.
Tip 5 – Whip With a Soft Sponge
Once the hour is up, take the base off the heat and whip out the food particles, rinse with water dry and put away.
Now You Are Done!
That’s all there is to it. Depending on the food that you cooked in the crock pot and how long it was sitting before you cleaned will determine how much extra scrubbing work you will have to do. But for most food messes the tips I just mentioned will do the trick without much extra work from you.
To recap here are the five crock pot cleaning tips.
- Fill with warm water.
- Add 1 Cup White Distilled Vinegar.
- Add 1 Cup Baking Soda.
- Put Cover on and Turn on Low Setting for an Hour.
- Whip with a soft sponge, dry and put away.
Easy right? Well, I hope you got some useful tips from this article and while you are here please check out the assortment of NFL and College team crock pots that are available. I know we have your favorite football team.
If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments section below. Until next time have a fabulous rest of your week! Thanks for reading.