|We have a very special guest post today from Crock Pot Recipe Exchange! Ginger is here today to let us know how to easily clean our crock pots without causing any damage to them…..because that would cause anyone major trauma.|
The ease of using the crock pot to cook your meals in is undebatable. Sometimes the cleaning of the crock pot is not so simply answered.The first thing you want to insure you do to make cleaning your crockery easier is to empty any remaining food out as soon as possible. The sooner you get the food out the sooner you can fill the crockery up with dish soap and water.
The only thing I warn against is to make sure your crockery has cooled completely. Drastic changes in temperature of the water to the crockery can cause it to break, and no one wants that to happen.
|If you do find that you have stuck on food inside your crockery don’t use anything abrasive including cleaners and scouring pads. If you use these abrasive methods for cleaning your crockery it’s going to scratch it. Which in return is going to A) allow bacteria to grow and B) make weak points which will cause the crockery to crack and eventually break.What you can do if you find some stubborn stuck on food inside our crockery is fill it ⅔’s full of water and ¾’s of a cup of distilled white vinegar. Just make sure you cover the stubborn stuck on food completely. Then put the lid on and turn it to high. Let the water and vinegar “cook off” the stuck on foods for at least a couple of hours. If the food was REALLY stuck on you may have to wipe out what has been released and do this a couple of times.|
You also don’t want to forget to wipe out the inside of your base each time you use your crock pot. Keeping it clean will insure continued even cooking.Utilizing these simple cleaning methods each time you use your crock pot will guarantee ease of use from beginning to end and will give you and your crock pot many years of happy cooking.
Keep on cROCKin’ y’all!
|About GingerGinger started the Crock Pot Recipe Exchange blog for her close group of friends and family to be able to share their favorite crock pot recipes. She never imagined that there were some many people that would share in this same love of crock pot cooking. You can now find hundreds of crock pot recipes that have been shared by many crock pot lovers.|