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« on: December 12, 2014, 08:53:12 PM »
Today, I had to go buy a Christmas present for somebody; a kid 20 years old who'd just moved into his own place and requested one for Christmas.

I found an excellent one; it has a removable bowl that can be taken out and cleaned.

The crockpot here is all one piece; one can't just dip it into the water-filled sink to clean it.

It's a hassle to clean. 

Does anybody have any easy method of cleaning one-piece crockpots that can't be tossed into the dishwater?
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Re: crockpots
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 09:12:36 PM »
If you just wash the inside, you should be okay.  Rinse it clean, add some hot water and a little disk soap, and wash it.  Rinse it with fresh water.

I treat my cast iron pans the same way.  They don't go in the dishwasher.
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Re: crockpots
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 09:15:51 PM »
If you just wash the inside, you should be okay.  Rinse it clean, add some hot water and a little disk soap, and wash it.  Rinse it with fresh water.

I treat my cast iron pans the same way.  They don't go in the dishwasher.

Here's the peculiarity I have to deal with, with mine.

About halfway up the bowl, on the inside, there must be a "hot spot" to which food burns and adheres.

I don't consume the entire contents in one sitting, either alone or with others.

If I could take the bowl out, which I can't, and scrub it, it wouldn't be a big deal.

However, I can't do that, and I have to let water and soap soak in it overnight, so as to get off the burned food.

It may seem like a little thing, but it's such a pain it definitely discourages me from using it.
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Re: crockpots
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 09:18:19 PM »
I usually soak pots if they won't come clean with regular scrubbing.  I guess I'm used to it.  I'm not destroying my fingers to clean something... I've washed enough dishes in my life.

You should have a lid for it.  Let it sit for a couple of days.
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 09:29:37 PM »
It may seem like a little thing, but it's such a pain it definitely discourages me from using it.

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Re: crockpots
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2014, 01:05:05 PM »
Well, well, well.

I went to the local hardware store this morning (Wednesday morning) to pick up the crockpot I'd purchased for someone, which I'd left there so it'd be gift-wrapped.

The uncle of the owner's wife brought out two gift-wrapped packages.

One was for me, a gift from the owners.

It's a crockpot with a removable bowl (removable for cleaning).

Man, I can't think of a person in the world more fortunate than I am.
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Re: crockpots
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2014, 02:45:43 PM »
BTW Coach, our local grocery store carries crockpot liners for both round and oval inserts. You might want to look around for some.

Here's some from Amazon.....
http://www.amazon.com/PanSaver-Multi-Use-Cooking-Cooker-Liners/dp/B001V9K8Z6
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Re: crockpots
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2014, 02:56:28 PM »
BTW Coach, our local grocery store carries crockpot liners for both round and oval inserts. You might want to look around for some.

Here's some from Amazon.....
http://www.amazon.com/PanSaver-Multi-Use-Cooking-Cooker-Liners/dp/B001V9K8Z6

Those liners make cleanup a lot easier.