I love my slow cooker! I don’t know what I would do without it! The other day I was putting some pork chops in it for dinner and noticed the inside of my prized possession was looking a bit abused (OK, it doesn’t look that bad, but this crockpot is not that old.) Anyway, I realized I don’t think I’ve EVER cleaned the inside of ANY of my slow cookers before. I figured it was high time to give it a try.
I decided to use some of my tried-and-true cleaning techniques (ie. Cleaning Those Nasty Stove Burners and My Kitchen Miracle Cleaner) and just like that my best friend in the kitchen looked good as new!
How To Clean The Inside Of Your Slow Cooker
Start by filling a small bowl with ammonia and placing it in the bottom of your slow cooker (without the crock liner.) DON’T pour the ammonia directly into the bottom of the cooker because it will simply run out all over your countertop. Not that I would know. ;-)
Place the lid on and walk away! (You were expecting more?) :-) It’s just that easy! The ammonia fumes will do all the work for you.
I let mine sit overnight and the next day I removed the bowl, poured out the ammonia, and almost all of the burnt on mess wiped right off!
I then used a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, “My Miracle Cleaner,” to scrub the last bits of gunk off (mostly around the top edge.)
After these two simple steps my slow cooker really did look practically brand new, from the inside out. If it weren’t for a small dent in the front, I might not have recognized it. :-)
If you think your trusty old slow cooker is just destined to look like the ugly stepchild of your cookware….think again! Try this two-step method to restore it to its well-earned glory!