Now on to the full post with even more info and other great cleaning tips listed below.
This is that same slow cooker AFTER I cleaned it this way. This is without it being oiled down… It’s just that clean!!!
- Fill your slow cooker with water until the water level is just above the ring of crud (the photo tutorial pics are from my old slow cooker, the new pics in the beginning were taken before and after my video tutorial at the bottom of this post).
- Add about One Cup of distilled white vinegar for a 6 Quart Cooker, or ½ Cup for a 3 Quart. Of course you can’t see it, it is clear after all 😉
- Then, slowly, a spoonful or so at a time, add about a cup of baking soda for a 6 quart, or ½ cup for a 3 quart. It is key during this step to add it a little at a time, let the bubbles die down, and then add a bit more. Repeat until the whole amount has been added.
- Turn your slow cooker on the low setting, cover and set a timer for four hours (or just leave it overnight).
- When you’ve finished letting it cook for four hours (or overnight), turn off the slow cooker. Remove the lid and let it cool enough so that you won’t burn yourself, for about an hour or so, then empty it in the sink and clean it out with hot soapy water and some light scrubbing, the way you would normally clean it out. Then let it dry and enjoy your now ACTUALLY CLEAN slow cooker.
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