So I made a really yummy raspberry chicken dinner last night in the slow cooker. What I didn’t realize is that no one turned it off, and somehow some sauce got in between the ceramic bowl part and the metal cooking part underneath. When I lifted the bowl out this morning to clean it, I found a burnt on blackened chunk of sugary sauce stuck right onto the metal.
Usually with tough stains and stuck food, I use vinegar and baking soda and soak it. But since this is the actual appliance part and I’d get electrocuted if I used water, I have no clue how to clean it! Scraping and chiseling at it isn’t doing much. I can’t really use it again until the food is off, I don’t want it to catch on fire or anything. Any ideas?
While it’s true that you shouldn’t soak the pot base or fill it with liquid. But you can use a bit of water to clean it.
Make sure the pot is unplugged, wet a cloth with SUPER hot water, wring it out and lay it over the mess. Check it after a bit, remove anything you can, and repeat the process. Might take a while, but eventually it’ll work. Once it’s more of a ‘smear’ than a ‘chunk’, you can use the baking-soda-paste trick to scrub the rest of it off. Wipe well with another warm damp (not wet) cloth.