Originally Posted by foodstorm
Have any of you tried those plastic Crockpot liners? If so, what do you think? Does the food taste funny?
I have a very large crockpot and a very old one, which means the liner is not removable. I don't necessarily have a problem with food sticking to the crock but, because it's so large, it's a little difficult to clean.
I have used the liners and find them more than satisfactory. The food does not taste any different than it does when no liner is used. In fact, I used one when I made my corned beef for St. Patrick's Day.
I found the liner quite convenient actually. After I cooked the meat, I lifted it out of the crockpot with a large fork and, then, waited for the juices to cool enough for me to handle the liner. Once at that temp, I simply lifted the whole shebang out and poured it easily into another container. There was NO liquid, nothing left in my crockpot.
The crockpot seemed to have a tighter seal during cooking with the liner, too. Worked a bit like a gasket.