Toxic Crock Pot panic
January 10, 2009 1:49 PM Subscribe
A soup of cleaning chemicals soaked in my slow cooker for several days. Is it safe to use for cooking still?
posted by cobra_high_tigers to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For various reasons I'd rather not go into, none of them particularly good, the ceramic cooking portion of my Crock Pot was filled with soapy water and bef stew remains, but also various muck like laundry detergent and Comet. When I poured the mixture out, there was a slimy blue residue at the bottom. I used dish soap and rather hot water to clean out the nastycrap, and soaked and washed it like three more times, and now I've got some water in there cooking on the high setting to try to get it to boil.
In other words, I'm kind of panicking. Have I done enough to get rid of the chemically mess, do you think? Is the ceramic porous, or could some nasty chemicals have leached into it in some way? Should I do anything else before I consider this thing safe to cook in and eat out of again?