20 Unexpected Uses For Your Slow Cooker That Have Nothing To Do With Food

Keep reading to check out 20 things you can do with a slow cooker for projects around the home.

1. Remove paint from hardware

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If you’re renovating furniture and happen to get some paint on the hardware, you can use a crockpot to help remove it.

  1. Fill your crockpot 2/3 full with water.
  2. Add one tablespoon dish soap.
  3. Put the hardware into the water.
  4. Turn on the crockpot to the highest temperature setting and let the hardware soak for 24 hours or until the paint falls off.

You can use this same method for tools too!

2. Remove labels and sticker residue

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Trying to remove stuck-on sticker or label residue is so frustrating and nearly impossible. Easily remove the residue by placing the object in a slow cooker full of water on the high setting for 30 minutes. If the adhesive is extra stubborn, add a couple of drops of dish soap to the water.

3. Use as a bottle warmer

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If you use a microwave to heat up a baby bottle, the milk can become scalding. If you warm it on the stove, it takes forever! But a slow cooker? Perfect! Just before bed, fill it 2/3 full with water. Heat on low while you sleep. In the morning and throughout the day, just drop the bottle in the water for a few minutes and you’re good to go!