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    Want to get rid of that 'crockpot taste'

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    Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:17 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I have the crockpot "burning wire" taste. I think it is coming from the gasket around the lid, but I can't find anything on how to get rid of it. I love the pot I got, but I hate using it because of the taste.

    I'm getting it out in a few minutes to try simmering a pot of water with vinegar to see if it will neutralize the smell. It is not the liners I'm having trouble with though. I used them in my last pot without a hint of an offensive smell.
    Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:21 pm
    Forum Host
    Can you get a replacement gasket?
    Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:14 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    I heard that if you sear the meat first before putting it in the cpot then it is suppose to help the final taste but I tried that and I didn't think it worked for me.
    Red Apple Guy
    Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:44 pm
    Forum Host
    Browning meat does enhance flavor, but often the brown bits left in the pan hold most of the flavor. I brown the meat before crock-potting it, but also deglaze the pan with wine of broth or water to get all the flavor.

    The flavor comes from complex chemical reactions occurring when sugars and amino acids get together at high tmeperatures. As you probably know, this is called the Malliard reaction.

    So, keep trying and scrape up all those pan bits, too.

    Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:13 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Thanks Red. I did try to get all of the bits in the pot but I think perhaps I didn't sear the meat properly and the pork chops tasted moist but maybe I just don't like cpot chops. And though I've cooked a long time I never heard of your fancy term. I'm more casual I guess.
    Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:02 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I know exactly what you mean. My crockpot started making everything have a musty, moldy smell and flavor. I believe it was the way I cleaned it. The flavor seems to be trapped and no matter what I cook it all smells and tastes the same.
    It isn't just me, because everyone can smell and taste it too. I read on another forum to make a paste out of baking soda and water, rub it into the pot, and let it sit for a while. I am going to try this
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