|Brand name clumsily edited out because no endorsement|
intended or paid for. Yes, I bought this pattern on purpose
|Yum! Black beans!|
|Yum! Black bean residue!|
|The "scrubber" is a scrap from a sack of onions,|
trimmed to a rectangle and folded over
|Expert photography trick makes it look like a 10-gallon|
can of cleaning powder being shaken into a sugar bowl
Note: No Barkeeper's Friend, Comet, oven cleaner (yes, I've actually seen it suggested, by evidently completely insane people, to soak a cooking vessel with a compound of butane, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, and MEA, a chemical that can aggravate asthma, eat through skin, and irreversibly damage the kidneys and liver (PDF).) On the other hand, the non-toxic hippie result:
|Perhaps you can hear my daughter in the background:|
"Mom, why are you taking pictures of the dishes?"
It's not as perfectly white as it was when I first bought the slow cooker. It likely never will be, unless I use some bleach on it. What's left in there does not flavor or color subsequent dishes -- at least not noticeably, since the vast majority of what we cook in it starts with or uses beans. And even Beano can't counteract MEA.