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Thread: Need help cleaning crock pot

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    Junior Member mochasue's Avatar
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    I recently cooked a pork roast in my crock pot using BBQ sauce. Well, I must have let it cook too long because the bbq sauce is now part of the bottom of the crock pot. I don't know how to get it to come clean. I have soaked it for days, I have chipped at it with a butter knife, I have boiled it, nothing is removing it. Do any of you have a suggesting for removing the baked on bbq sauce?

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    Since it seems to be ruined, I'd fill it with water, cover it, put it in a corner of the garage and forget about it. I'd check it again come September or October. If it softens I'd finish cleaning it and be happy to have a 2nd pot, because by then I would have replaced it.

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    hahahahaha! That's what I've been thinking!

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    i cleaned burnt food off my stainless steel skillet by soaking with CLR. worked like a charm. you might try that.
    some say baking soda works though.

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    I use the scrap pads that come with my pampered chef stoneware. I've seen similar scraping pads in Walmart or Meijer. Here are the pampered chef ones for reference: http://www.pamperedchef.com/ordering...&outletSubCat=

    They are designed to scrap the food off the stoneware since you're not supposed to use soap in stoneware. I've used them on other bakeware, pots & pans, and even my iron skillet.

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    I might put water with baking soda in the crock pot and turn it on over night. This should soften the cooked on material.

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    try putting vinegar in it and let it cook.

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    Leave it out in the sun for a few days, I've had success doing that, it seems to dry it out and the gunk lifts off. Good luck, hope you don't have to trash it!!

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    I would try soaking it with dishwasher soap.

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    Then once you get it clean, use the crock pot lining bags, you can find them by ziploc storage bags. They are sooo worth it!

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    Dawn Power Disolver - best stuff I've ever used!

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    Cover the burnt area completely with tomatoe sauce...let sit for however long necessary. It is amazing what tomatoe sauce can clean up! Good luck.

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    Try a few fresh dryer sheets and leave it a day or too. They work amazingly for me.

    Good luck

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    I've heard some folks use water and a couple of dryer sheets and let it sit for a day or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mochasue
    I recently cooked a pork roast in my crock pot using BBQ sauce. Well, I must have let it cook too long because the bbq sauce is now part of the bottom of the crock pot. I don't know how to get it to come clean. I have soaked it for days, I have chipped at it with a butter knife, I have boiled it, nothing is removing it. Do any of you have a suggesting for removing the baked on bbq sauce?
    Put a couple of dyer sheets in it, fill it with hot water. Leave it over night, in the morning it will wash right off. I do it all the time, it works great on dishes you cook in in the oven to.
    Hey, I'm all for no unneccessiary scrubbing!!!

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    Nover heard of dryer sheets! Gonna give it a try! Amazing how people find things out! I will let you know. If that doesn't work I will try all of the above! I just have to give the dryer sheets a try because it sounds so odd! Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    Dawn Power Disolver - best stuff I've ever used!
    My thought too. Works wonders, not that I ever burn food.....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W
    I might put water with baking soda in the crock pot and turn it on over night. This should soften the cooked on material.
    What I did when I burned baked beans in mine. It worked for me.

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    I soak my burnt stuff in vinegar overnight. Sometimes I have to clean what I can and soak a second time, but it always works.

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    Dawn Power Disolver - amazing what it will remove.

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    Get denture tablets. I would use 2 and fill the crock pot with hot water and let it bubble away.

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    Water and salt and just let it cook. I don't cook much, DH does about 95%, but when I do, I found that this really works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappy happy
    try putting vinegar in it and let it cook.
    I agree with this. I cleaned burned on grease from my cooktop with straight vinegar and it worked where nothing else I bought from the store did.

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    Oven cleaner?

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    I have used Oxyclean and hot water with good results.

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