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Video:How to Clean a Crockpot

with Rachel Edelman

Over time, stains can collect in your crockpot. Learn how to properly clean your crockpot and remove stubborn mineral stains and water marks.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Clean a Crockpot

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to clean a crockpot.

Clean a Crockpot

When cleaning the crockpot, fill it with hot, soapy water once the cooker has cooled. Let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then scrub with a cloth, nylon pad, or plastic sponge. Do not use harsh cleaners or metal pads. Rinse well in hot water and dry.

Remove Mineral Stains from a Crockpot

To remove mineral stains, fill the crockpot three-quarters of the way full with hot water and 1 cup of white vinegar. Cover and cook on high for two hours. Then clean as usual.

Remove Water Marks Fom a Crockpot

To remove water marks, rub the surface with vegetable oil and let it stand for two to three hours. Then wash it as usual. Rinse and dry well.

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