If you’ve ever wondered how to clean your crockpot, this is the post for you! I figured out how to get our crockpot sparkling again with a simple, all-natural, and budget-friendly homemade cleaner.
Contributing post from Jill @ The Galactagoddess
Our crockpot is white. So, stains are highly visible, especially after making something tomato-based like our favorite crockpot tomato turkey and vegetable soup!! And although I’ve never noticed, I’ve often wondered if these stains ever transfer flavors from dish to dish.
I was determined to make my crockpot look new again!
When I first started researching how to clean your crockpot, I was shocked at the amount of people that recommended using oven cleaner! I don’t even use that (toxic) stuff in my oven, let alone on something that directly touches my family’s food! That option was definitely out.
I found a few safer, healthier alternatives, but none of them worked as well as expected. Then it came it came to me. I would use oven cleaner!! Well, not the kind that you buy in the store, but a recipe that I have been using for years to clean our oven.
How to Clean Your Crockpot
- Baking soda
- Dawn Ultra liquid dish soap (the blue kind)
- White vinegar in a spray bottle
If you do not already have a spray bottle of vinegar, I HIGHLY recommend it. You will find yourself using it to clean EVERYTHING and before you know it, you’ll eliminate all other spray cleaners in your home!
- Sprinkle your crockpot liberally with baking soda.
- Squirt in dish soap and scrub with your hand in a circular motion until it forms a consistent paste.
- Spray with white vinegar and continue scrubbing in a circular motion. If the consistency becomes too wet (the mixture is dripping down the sides, etc.), then add more baking soda until a paste is formed again.
- Let sit overnight.
- Add a small amount of warm water to a non-scratch cleaning pad (these are my favorite). And, scrub, scrub, scrub…I’m not going to lie, you will need to use a little elbow grease BUT your crockpot will look like new!
Thoughts or questions? Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
Jill Petrush Rogers is a full-time working Mama to two very active little boys, ages 4 years & 17 months. After becoming a Mama, she realized that her mission is to help others meet and/or exceed their own personal breastfeeding goals. And so, she became a Certified Lactation Counselor. You can follow Jill’s personal journey on her blog The Galactagoddess and on Facebook