I love my slow cooker. It has made life easier on the days I remember to use it. But I hate the smell whenever I open it. I clean and dry it properly before I put the top back on to store it, but when I open it, I smell whatever I cooked the last time I used it.
Now, what I do after it's washed and dried, is sprinkle a little baking soda in it before I put the top on. The next time I open it, there is no scent! The baking soda has absorbed all of the odor.