Post # 1
So.. this is gross, but I had leftovers in my crock pot crock that ended up getting pushed to the back of the fridge and were very nasty/smelly when I finally cleaned it out. The crock still has a “funk” to it even after being soaked and washed several times, any idea how to get it back to normal? I don’t want to use it as-is. Should I just throw it out?
Post # 3
Maybe try turning it on with a little lemon juice mixed with water for a while?
Post # 4
1. Half fill with hot water, add a cup of vinegar. Run it through a cook cycle for a few hours. Wash and rinse well.
Charcoal and baking soda are both good odor absorbers.
2.Try putting a cup of baking soda in the pot, put the lid on it and let it sit for a few days. Wash it well.
3. If the smell is not gone do the same with charcoal.
Post # 5
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Post # 6
I agree with adding some water and white vinegar and running through a cycle.
Post # 7
Warm water, baking soda and a bit of white vinegar to create the froth, and a bit of lemon juice! Better than most commercial cleaners on the shelves..
Post # 8
Thanks for the ideas so far everyone!
I “cooked” water and vinegar for about 6 hours yesterday, and let it sit overnight to cool down with the water/vinegar mixture in it. (Don’t know if that helped or not, all I could really smell was vinegar.) This morning I made a baking-soda paste and rubbed it all over it, it’s currently sitting with that on it, in a couple hours I’ll add water and “cook” it with baking soda. I ran out of white vinegar, but when I go to the store today I’ll get more and some lemon juice and add that to my cooking baking soda.
Post # 9
When I read the title of this I thought you meant “pot” as in “toilet” and I thought…OMG!!
Post # 10
I agree, vinegar and baking soda is the best I have used!