Because the metal part of the crock pot contains electrical components, it can't be submerged in water for cleaning--that could cause the pot to short out or damage the heating element. However, drippings and other food mess can still be removed from the metal by using a spray and wash rag.
Things You'll Need
- Spray bottle
- Baking soda
- Measuring cup
- Old toothbrush
Unplug the crock pot. Remove the ceramic bowl for separate cleaning.
Pour a cup of vinegar in a bowl. Slowly pour a cup of baking soda in the bowl. The baking soda and vinegar foams up. After it settles, pour in a cup of water. Mix with a spoon.
Use the measuring cup to pour the mixture into the spray bottle. Screw the lid on tight.
Spray the metal crock pot. Use the rag to wipe it off the inside and outside of it. The vinegar kills bacteria. The baking soda scrubs without scratching the surface. Use a rag or old toothbrush to scrub off any stuck-on food or grease.
Use dish soap to wash the ceramic bowl. Clean the inside and outside of the bowl.
Let both pieces dry completely before using.
Tips & Warnings
- Always unplug the crock pot before cleaning.
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