I made beef stew in a crock pot for the first time, and didn't realize I shouldn't store the food in the ceramic pot. No cracks, but looks like coating is spotted. Can I fix it?

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    Hello and welcome to the site! You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the pot to share with us? Might help us come up with an idea or two...
    – Stephie
    Mar 15, 2015 at 17:53
  • Might be able to use CLR to clean it, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to use it afterwards for food... :p Mar 15, 2015 at 20:44

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I found this question asked and answered in... ahem a different forum. The gist is that they recommend letting it soak in white vinegar and warm water before scrubbing and it should come right off. A couple other posters recommended a product called Bar Keepers Friend for cleaning.

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    You could probably use denture cleaner as well. Toss a tablet or two in with some water and let it soak for a bit. Anything ceramic based can be cleaned this way.
    – JSM
    Mar 18, 2015 at 17:28

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