You will need
  • - liquid cleaning agent;
  • - a means for washing dishes;
  • - sponge for washing dishes;
  • - 1 tablespoon of citric acid;
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice;
  • - zest of half a lemon.
Before cleaning a slow cooker, you must wait for the complete cooling of the device. To your assistant lasts as long as possible and had a neat appearance, it is recommended to wash contaminated parts of the instrument after each use. Do not use dry cleaning products and abrasive sponges for cleansing the slow cooker (except for "eco cups"). Otherwise this may cause scratches and damage the device.
The bowl of the slow cooker is one of the most important elements of this type of kitchen appliances. It depends on the quality preparation of all dishes. There are "pans" Teflon, non-stick, ceramic coating, and also the "eco Cup" without any coverage. The first three "pots" you need to carefully clean it with a soft sponge and use only liquid detergents for washing dishes. The bowl without the cover is much more difficult to clean, however they can be washed by means of abrasive particles. Over time, this "pot" can get dark and covered with white bloom. To cope with this problem will help citric acid. Dissolve a tablespoon of the powder in two liters of water and switch the steamer on for 5 minutes. After that, drain the water and repeatedly rinse the bowl.
Special attention should be paid to the lid of the slow cooker. Often, after cooking it remains moist, fat, squirt. There are devices with fixed and removable lids. The first can be easily rinsed under running water using a soft sponge and liquid detergent. If the cover is not removable, to clean it use mode of a double boiler. To do this, pour into a bowl glass of water with adding a couple tablespoons of lemon juice and turn the unit on for 10 minutes. You can also add a little lemon zest. The result is a solution which not only will eliminate pollution but will also save the device from unpleasant odors.
Some models are equipped with a dew collector. It is designed to drop water from the inner surface of the lid dripping on the table when opened. It is very important that it is always dry and clean. To do this, remove the dew collector, free from condensate and is washed under running water.
In any model of slow cooker has a valve to release steam. Every time after cooking must be removed from the device, rinse it under running water, dry and reinstall. Otherwise, the valve will sooner or later become clogged and cease to perform its function.
The moisture from the lid sometimes falls on the heating element. In this case, it is sufficient to remove liquid with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
The body of the slow cooker if it is dirty, clean as needed. It is desirable to use warm water and a soft cloth.