Before every Shabbat I make cholent in my gigantic crock pot. Every Saturday night it is incumbent on me to soak the thing for hours until the crud that stuck to the sides is ready to come off. It is not a task I look forward to.
I wanted to make Crock Pot Jambalaya for dinner tonight, so I needed to get my crock pot all cleaned up to cook again, and the cooked in stuff was not loosening as fast as I needed it to.
So I googled and am now trying something new. I cleaned it as best I could. I filled it with water ¾ of the way, with vinegar the other ¼ of the way, and have put it to “cook” on low for 2 hours. Apparently this will make the burnt stuff slide off easily. There is another hour to go and I am hoping this will work.
What are your tips for cleaning your crock pot? Some have suggested those liners, but my crock pot is too big, a friend also suggested using a roasting bag instead…Any other tips?