How to Clean a Pickle Crock

A pickle crock is a fermenting ceramic crock pot that is used to make pickles. According to the Crock Pot Meals website, pickle crocks are designed to release fermenting gases and prevent outside air from entering. If your pickle crock is not cleaned thoroughly, your pickles may grow mold and bacteria that can ruin the flavor or make you ill. Cleaning your pickle crock properly will help ensure that your homemade pickles are delicious and safe to eat.

Pickle crocks are also known as fermenting or sauerkraut crocks.
  1. Wash the pickle crock and its lid in warm, soapy water. Use the sponge to remove any debris.

  2. Rinse the pickle crock thoroughly.

  3. Allow the pickle crock to air-dry.

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