I use my crockpot a lot. Sometimes I make things in there that are loaded with onions, garlic, or other pungent delights. Sometimes my husband will scrub out the crockpot and it still has what I call, ring-around-the crockpot. I can tell it is cleaned, because I witnessed the elbow grease scrubbing that goes into it, but it still doesn’t seem clean-clean.
Good old baking soda. Drop a quarter cup or so of that in a dry pot and scrub, scrub, scrub.
I went all crazy rebellious and used my scouring pad that simply is NOT SAFE TO USE ON NON STICK COOKWARE or delicate items because I’m just dangerous like that.
Because I was making something that I didn’t want to taste like an onion patch, I went the extra step and used vinegar. Plain old white vinegar.
Swished that around all over, wiping it down well.
Voila! Sparkly, clean crockpot, no chemicals. Ready for my next adventure – making yogurt in the crockpot. More on that tomorrow.