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7/6/14 1:28 P

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What are these liners made of? I won't use plastic to cook my food in....

Greasing the crock insert around the top of the food level would not add a lot of extra calories (not like greasing the whole pot) because you would use so little (use a healthy oil instead of lard or "grease" .......) and it would help with the clean-up...

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7/6/14 11:02 A

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Crockpot liners are such a wonderful tool! FYI, there are some on Amazon that come in bigger packages. That's what DH and I normally get and they last us awhile.

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7/2/14 3:20 A

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always use the crock pot liners. I use a box a week. If I'm out of them I definately spray the crock pot. It is a pain to clean when you don't!

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I have hard water, so it makes for easier clean up if I do oil or grease my crock pot, especially where the fluid line will be. It only takes a very small amount of oil. I often use coconut oil, olive oil.

It's such a small amount it really doesn't amount to any calories. Like 1/4 teaspoon or less. It really makes cleaning my crock much easier. I do it every single time I use my crockpot. emoticon

I don't care for the cooking bags at all and feel it's a needless expense. emoticon

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12/27/12 9:25 P

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LOL - Been there, done that. Not fun!

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12/27/12 2:39 P

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Would have been messy trying to remove it from a hot turkey. LOL

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12/27/12 12:23 P

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Thanks a bunch for the input emoticon

Since I'm a newbie to the crockpot world - I followed the recipe exactly - wanting the food to be right, especially since it was the holidays

Glad this team is here... else, probably would have left the net on the turkey when i put it in the crockpot - and that, I bet, would not have been good

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12/27/12 2:08 A

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Good idea Carol.

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12/27/12 1:38 A

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It's unneccessary fat, unneccessary calorie increase, to grease a crockpot.

I always skip it when recipes (usually really old ones) call for greasing it.

I also don't use the liners, because (1) I'm too frugal to buy them, and (2) not really enthused about my food I ingest in direct contact with hot plastic for long periods of time.

I usually don't make super sticky recipes in my crockpot. I don't find it hard to clean. The last time I had a hard to clean one was so many years ago I don't remember the details. However the remedy was easy: I filled it with warm soapy water and turned it on high for a couple hours. Cleaned up super easy.

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LONG35 Posts: 10,325
12/26/12 11:07 P

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The pot would be a bit more difficult to clean.

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12/26/12 10:16 P

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Thanks for your input.

Hmmm. I made stuffing and turkey and the recipe said to spray the crockpot to grease it and I did. Same with the breakfast casserole I made today - said to spray the crockpot. Hmm - I wonder what happens in these recipes if I didn't spray it.

Anyone know?

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I'll second Kathy's idea - use the Reynolds liners. No need to add fat to a crockpot recipe if you don't have to.
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Never grease or spray crockpot.

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12/26/12 10:13 P

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I've never heard of greasing a crockpot either. If you're looking for easier clean-up, use the Reynolds Crock Pot Liners. They're awesome.
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12/26/12 6:49 P

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Either should work fine.

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Frankly, I've never heard of greasing a crockpot. The broth should be all you need.

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I've never greased my crock pot, so I'm afraid I don't know.

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12/26/12 5:15 P

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It seems many recipes call for the spray-on nonstick spray to grease a crockpot when necessary.

Can I simply use butter or extra virgin olive oil to grease the crockpot?

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