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If you are completely addicted to your slow cooker, you probably are not necessarily loving the cleaning process. When it comes to convenience, there’s nothing quite like throwing food in the slow cooker and having it ready for you at the end of a long day. At the same time, they tend to accumulate food residue and grime rather quickly so a good deep cleaning on occasion is in order. If you use the following method, you can clean your slow cooker and have it looking brand-new without a lot of elbow grease.

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Life Should Cost Less is a YouTuber that offers a simple method to clean your slow cooker quickly and easily. Just follow these instructions.

1. Fill The Slow Cooker

Leave the slow cooker turned off but plugged in and fill it almost completely full of water.

2. Add Vinegar

Even though you filled the slow cooker with water you can add a cup of distilled vinegar to it without allowing it to spill over.

3. Add Baking Soda

Slowly pour in 1 cup of baking soda and work in batches. If you pour in too much, it may cause it to foam and fizz.

4. Turn On The Slow Cooker

Set your slow cooker for anywhere from 4 up to 8 hours.

5. Let It Cool

Allow the time to run out and then turn off the slow cooker. Wait a minimum of one hour to allow the slow cooker and water to cool.

6. Final Rinse

Allow the slow cooker and water to cool down and then dump out the water. Do a light wipe-down and the slow cooker should come clean when you rinse it with warm water.

Here is a video to help you further.

It’s really just a matter of set it and forget it! Clean your slow cooker on occasion and you will be surprised with how long it will last.