Kitchen appliances get dirty and from time to time they need cleaning. Lets face it, making meals causes messes and even if you don’t see the mess It’s more likely than not, that after a while your Football Logo Slow Cookers will still need a deep cleaning or just a good old scrubbing.
Here are a few good ways to clean
Toss it in the dishwasher if your slow cooker is dishwasher safe. Don’t however put the outer shell in, it has electrical parts that don’t do well in water
Fill it with water and soap and turn it on low for an hour. This will help loosen whatever food has been cooked on and can loosen it for easy cleaning.
If there are still some spots baked on, scrub it with baking soda. Baking soda is amazing in the kitchen. Baking soda can really get those tough baked on bits cleaned off your slow cooker.
When the slow cooker needs some serious TLC, fill it with water, add vinegar and baking soda. Then turn it on for an hour and let it do its thing, after that just empty and whip.
If you’ve really made a mess of the slow cooker, let it cook with the above ingredients for a few more hours, scrubbing every hour or so with a kitchen brush. This will get rid of
any and all residue on even the dirtiest of slow cookers.
Use oven cleaner, if you really got a mess on your hands, as a last resort. Oven cleaner is toxic stuff, it’s no fun to breath and it’s just nasty. As a last resort though spray some oven cleaner on and let it sit for a few hours and wipe it off. Rinse and repeat if needed.
Another good tip is to simply empty it as soon as you’re done and fill it with water and let it simmer on low for about a half and hour.
If you want to do some preventative measures, then some smart people have come up with a great product. A Slow cooker or Crock-Pot liner. These things are great and are made of a heat safe plastic material, It’s kinda like an oven bag. A liner can really help with cleanup.
Non-stick cooking spray is always a must whether you are using a liner or not. If it’s canola, vegetable or olive oil spray it will certainly help with cleanup.
The metal housing of the slow cooker and the electrical leads should not ever be placed in water or any other solution. Make sure you unplug the power source and allow it to cool before any cleaning. Its also important to always check the instruction manual for all cleaning recommendations.
In the event that you need to clean the outer housing here are a few tips
Clean using a mix of baking soda and vinegar with a cloth or sponge.
Baking soda and lemon juice are a great combination and can help get rid of those stubborn baked on messes.
The main casing can be successfully cleaned with the magic eraser, it’s easy to do and needs minimal water.
Use these techniques for your cleaning and maintenance of your Football Logo Slow Cookers and if you have any other tricks or suggestions please share with us by adding them in our comment section below.