I hate washing dishes. Even more, I hate washing pots and pans – including my slow cooker. While that delicious stew or pot roast tastes delicious, I always get burnt-on food at the top edge. When we moved, I gave in to a smaller kitchen because we liked the location, but we did not have enough space for a dishwasher. Personally, I like to prewash before using the dishwasher anyway and with just two of us, we do not fill a dishwasher quickly enough to bother using one. Every time I am scrubbing my slow cooker, I wish we had a dishwasher though.
I am not sure why slow cooker liners are hard to find in Canada, they are everywhere in the US. Every time I see that my local Dollarama has a new shipment of Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners, I grab a few boxes. Sometimes they don’t have them for months and they are a great time saver, something I almost always have in my stockpile.
Using Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners help take the pain out of slow cooking by making cleanup a snap. Just serve your meal, toss the slow cooker liner, and you’re done! No soaking or scrubbing necessary. Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners prevent a baked-on mess and eliminate soaking and scrubbing your slow cooker after a meal. They are made with a special heat resistant material that holds in even the heartiest ingredients. Simply place the liner into a slow-cooker, fill it, then cook as you normally would. When you’re done cooking, just toss away the liner and enjoy your meal without a thought to any messy clean up.
Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners are 13″ x 21″ so fit most slow cookers, from 3 to 6.5 quart round or oval slow cookers, and you get 4 in a pack. Buying them at Dollarama means they are only $0.50 each – well worth it for the time I save not scrubbing my slow cooker.
To use a Reynolds Slow cooker Liner, simply place one in the liner, use your hands to make it fit snugly your slow cooker, add your food and use as usual. No ties or elastics are needed, the lid keeps it in place. While they are strong, you should serve from the lined slow cooker rather than taking the full bag out of the slow cooker – just be careful that you don’t cut the edges if using metal spoons (I use nylon tools so it has not been an issue).
Let the slow cooker cool while you enjoy your dinner and then just throw the bag in your garbage, wipe the slow cooker if needed and put it away! Done in seconds with no mess.
Buy Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners
Available at Home Hardware $3.99 and Dollarama $2 (but no guaranteed stock)
I have seen them on Amazon.ca but priced much higher and not eligible for free shipping