Advice 1: How to clean a slow cooker

Many Housewives have appreciated all the charm of having in your kitchen multicooker. Various modes of cooking such as baking, braising, roasting, steaming and some other are combined in one device. When using a slow cooker some of its parts become contaminated, so it is important to know how to clean them, because the correct operation of the device depends on this factor.
How to clean a slow cooker
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.
Thoroughly rinse cleanser from all parts of the multicooker. Otherwise, when the device is turned on will appear synthetic smell that can ruin your dish.
Useful advice
All types of bowls can be washed in the dishwasher.

Advice 2 : How to wash the lid of the slow cooker from oily residue

Housewife, using for cooking slow cooker, probably faced with the same problem. The usual means of grease does not wash. I offer a simple, safe and effective way.
How to wash the lid of the slow cooker from oily residue
You will need
  • Bar of soap
  • Rag
  • Sponge for washing dishes
  • A small basin with warm water
  • The slow cooker is disconnected from the network (ideally pull the wire out of the housing)
Take everything you need. Gently lather a sponge and begin to RUB into the lid. This should be done carefully so that water does not into the internal parts of the multicooker.
When the fat has begun to fall behind cover, take the rag and begin to wash off. If necessary, you can repeat the procedure.
If the lids have rubber parts, which accumulated fat is use to remove the cotton swabs, toothpicks. When you clean the lid of your slow cooker, you start washing case.
This method eliminates the fat, but not unpleasant odor cleans.

Do not be afraid that the soap is not completely washed away with the cover - it is hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly.

Don't forget the slow cooker dry thoroughly after washing before re-use it.
Useful advice
Not to bring to a critical situation, wash your slow cooker after each cooking.

I do not recommend to cook in it tomato soups and other dishes with lots of tomato paste, white plastic instantly absorbs redness, it becomes difficult to clean.

It is advisable not to cook in a slow cooker, fatty foods.
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