Can a crockpot go in the dishwasher (5 tips to go)

In this article, we will answer “Can a crockpot go in the dishwasher?”

Can a crockpot go in the dishwasher ?

No, you cannot put the whole crockpot in the dishwasher. There are some parts which can be washed in the dishwasher. A crockpot consists of three basic parts, a base with an electric element, a removable stoneware bowl, and a lid with other accessories. 

The lid, base, and setting vary with each crockpot, however, the bowl made up of ceramic or stoneware remains the same for each crockpot regardless of their style, size, and brand.

Old crock pots are not meant to be washed in a dishwasher since their pots are not removable. 

Parts of crock pots that are dishwasher-safe: 

There are some units of a dishwasher that can be washed in a dishwasher without any loss.

You need to go through the manual before you make any decision. However, many brands have their different do’s and don’ts, so you need to consider them before you take any risk.

Here, I will talk about those parts that can be washed in a dishwasher safely.

Lids are dishwasher friendly:

You can easily wash the lids of your crockpots in the dishwasher only when they are cool off. Make sure to avoid putting the hot lids in the dishwasher as it can damage the lid.

Removable bowls or pots:

Another part of your crock pot which can be washed in a dishwasher is a removable bowl or pot of your crockpot mainly made up of stainless steel, aluminum, and stoneware. It is important to check the manual of your appliance before you wash it in a dishwasher. Bases of old crock pots are usually attached with their pots and should not be washed in a dishwasher and it can damage your crockpot.


Some crockpots are packaged with different other accessories like thermometers and stirrers. Here again, you need to consult the manual to make sure, either you can wash them in a dishwasher or you should wash them by hand. However, it is always ideal to wash those accessories by hand. The thermometer especially needs extra care while washing. It is preferable to use a soft, wet cloth to clean it. 

Big-No to electronic components:

The outer casing of your crockpots consists of electronic components which can’t be washed in a dishwasher since it can be harmful and can damage your appliance. You can easily wash the outer base with a wet cloth and soapy water.

 How to wash the other parts of a crockpot? 

Cleaning the crockpot is not a hard nut to crack. With little effort, you can clean different units of your crockpot, which are not dishwasher-friendly. What you need is to make a wise choice about which parts you can wash in the dishwasher and which parts you can’t. You can easily cleanse them by using a wet piece of cloth with some soapy water, keeping the sensitive areas like the plug and the sensor away from water.

Keeping safety in mind, always go through the manual, before you put any of the accessories of your crockpot in the dishwasher. 

There are a number of brands of electronic appliances each with some pros and cons. Some are dishwasher-friendly, and some are not. Not all the crock pots are dish-washer safe (depends on the manufacturer). Check before you buy it.

Crockpot parts                                                       Dishwasher safe or not?

Lid                                                                             yes

Removable bowl or pot                                             yes

Electric base                                                             no

Thermometre or stirrer                                              no


In this blog, we shared the answers to the given questions: “Can a crockpot go in the dishwasher?” 

Making long and detailed information short: it is always better to know your crockpot well before you buy it and never forget to go through the manual before using it.


Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.