If you're anything like us, you use your slow cooker a lot. Just the thought of a family party or Sunday football gets us excited for all the dip possibilities we can make. Unfortunately, the downside to being a slow cooker advocate is the ring of built-up scum that settles into the appliance over time.
Luckily, we found a fix from YouTube channel Life Should Cost Less that makes your slow cooker clean itself! And even more amazingly, it only takes three ingredients and less than 30 seconds of scrubbing. Try this out now and your slow cooker will look shiny and new!
To start, fill the slow cooker with water.
Next, add in distilled white vinegar.
Now is the fun part! Slowly sprinkle baking soda into the liquid. As the powder falls beneath the surface, a chemical reaction will cause it to fizz. Add the baking soda just a little bit at a time so the bubbles can settle.
Leave this mixture on low heat, covered, for four hours or overnight.
Finally, let the liquid cool for about an hour and clean out the slow cooker as you normally would. You will notice that the caked-on food will slide right out with very little effort on your end.
You've got to try this out! To learn about how this hack works and to see more lifestyle tips, check out Life Should Cost Less.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens US.