Washing Your Slow Cooker - dummies

By Tom Lacalamita, Glenna Vance

Wash each component of your slow cooker when you first get it. Also wash each part of the slow cooker if you haven’t used it for an extended period. Always unplug the slow cooker before cleaning to avoid the risk of electrical shock.

  1. Use a clean, soapy cloth or sponge to wash the slow cooker’s housing.

    Never immerse the metal housing or the base in water.

  2. Remove any soap film on the slow cooker, then dry well with a soft cloth.

    Remove the film with a clean cloth or sponge.

  3. Wash the removable cooking container and lid in the dishwasher.

    If your lid is plastic, place it on the top rack of the dishwasher to prevent the lid from warping.

  4. When you’re sure that the cooking container and lid are nice and clean, dry them and place them in the slow cooker housing.

    You’re ready to begin slow cooking!