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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.

How to Clean Your Crockpot

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

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!


  1. Sprinkle your crockpot liberally with baking soda.
  2. Squirt in dish soap and scrub with your hand in a circular motion until it forms a consistent paste.
  3. 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.
  4. Let sit overnight.
  5. 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!

How to Clean Your Crockpot

Thoughts or questions? Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

Jill Petrush RodgersJill 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.

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9 years ago

Hi! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out the post here: ~Molly

9 years ago

How did you get the outside of your pot so clean? same cleaning paste?