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Cleaning Ceramic Pots and Pans With Bleach

Your pots and pans are going to get dirty. Learn how to use bleach to clean pots and pans to look like new including ceramic crock pots and pot and pan bottoms.

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I have a ceramic crock pot. It’s pretty disgusting right now and I don’t feel comfortable slow cooking food along with whatever germs are living on the pot. Can I use bleach to clean the crock?


I’m not really clear about your “problem.” The ceramic crock pot is meant to be easy to clean. So by soaking in a warm soapy solution, this should loosen any residual material which can be easily scrubbed off before the next use.

The ceramic surface is a hard, nonporous surface so it should be safe to use a sanitizing liquid bleach solution to rinse or quick soak the surface AFTER it has been cleaned. To proceed, after thoroughly cleaning the crock pot, prepare a sanitizing solution of 1 teaspoon Clorox® Regular-Bleach₂ with CLOROMAX® in a gallon of water. Fill the crock pot with the bleach solution and allow it to sit for 2–3 minutes; then discard the solution, rinse and air-dry.

Hope this helps you continue to enjoy your crock pot and let me know if you have any further questions.