I love my slow cooker but I hate cleaning it! I find I have to soak it overnight and it’s still hard to get the ring of food off it. Any tips for making this job easier?


Posted by natweeza, 16th October 2015


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  • I’ve never had this issue – all seems to come off mine really easy without soaking. Maybe it’s the type of insert



  • I always rinse with hot soapy water straight away prior to food particles sticking / baking on as it cools.
    If food difficult to remove place water and a splash of vinegar place lid on and bring to boil, this should loosen stuck on stains making it easier to wipe out.



  • Thoroughly spray the inside of the cooker with olive oil before cooking – it makes sure that food doesn’t stick to the cooker even after 12 hours.



  • i just soak if need be and just wash it normally



  • I soak mine immediately after use, but I’ve heard that soaking overnight with a dishwashing tablet and hot water works well too.



  • I wash it hot/warm soapy water. I use a soft scourer to clean if stubborn but it usually doesn’t need it.



  • If the food is super stubborn then fill with dish liquid and hot water and soak overnight – this should do the trick!



  • I just rinse t out then scrub it with a brush and hot soapy water



  • I give it a scrub, then soak it overnight and that usually helps. Every few uses though l chuck it in the dishwasher to give it a bit of a extra clean.



  • I have the cheapest and nastiest slow cooker (it was under $50) the part where the food goes is non stick – we wash it in the sink and it’s ready to go again



  • I agree – a good soak and scrub and then presto – all clean.



  • First of all I make sure I use an olive oil spray. When I cook a roast I make sure I have the vegies on the bottom to stop the meat from sticking or I use scrunched up balls of foil. I have found this really helps. After having used these tricks, if I still have food baked on, I fill the insert with hot water and some bi carb soda for a couple of hours and that is usually all it needs. Hope this helps.



  • I chick mine in the dishwasher then if it doesn’t clean properly I just soak and scrub the rest off.


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