Ceramic and stone pans have many advantages over other types of pans, so they are increasingly used quite commonly. Let Web learn about cleaning tips and how to properly preserve ceramic and stone pans!
How to Clean Ceramic Cookware and Pans
How to Clean Ceramic Cookware and Pans with 5 tips as follows
Method 1: Wash the pan with a soft sponge
After each use, let the pan cool completely before washing it. Use a soft sponge (or dishwasher net) with warm water and a little soap to clean ceramic and stone pans.
- Do not use steel wool, nylon dishwashers or other abrasive, strong detergent when cleaning ceramic pans, as they may damage the non-stick coating.
- Ceramic pans should be washed by hand to prolong product life.
Method 2: Soak in hot water for about 30 minutes to remove the burn on the ceramic pan
Soaking in hot water will help the pan get rid of the burns easily, and then simply rinse it off with a sponge and soap.
If the burn is difficult to remove, you can try adding 1 cup (240 mL) vinegar and 4 cups (950 mL) of water to a pan, catch it on the stove and boil the mixture on low heat. Let it sit for about 3 – 5 minutes before you turn off the heat, let it cool and proceed with cleaning with a sponge or dishwasher net.
Method 3: Wash the ceramic pan under warm water
First, remove any food that remains on the pan with soap. Next, wash the ceramic pan, stone, under warm running water to remove any remaining stains.
Method 4: Use baking soda to remove stubborn stains
Remove the food and rinse the wet pan, and then sprinkle baking soda on the stained, burned area. Let this powder soak into the surface of the pan for about 15 – 20 minutes, then use a soft brush to move on the pan to apply force to remove the stain.
Finally rinse the pan in warm water and dry completely.
Method 5: Use a tissue (or dishcloth)
The surface of ceramic and stone pans is easy to clean because it has a non-stick coating, so you can dry the pan with a paper towel or dishcloth, and rinse with soap and clean water.
Finally, you can dry the pan by hanging it on a rack.
How to preserve Ceramic Cookware and Pans
To prolong the use of ceramic and stone pans, you can apply the following preservation methods
Method 1: Wash the pan in warm, soapy water before buying
After you remove the pan from its packaging, rinse it thoroughly to remove all dust and particles remaining on the pan surface. Since products can also come into contact with bacteria and chemicals during manufacturing and shipping, it’s best to clean the pans before using them for cooking for the first time.
Don’t forget, use a clean paper towel (dishcloth) to dry the pan.
Method 2: Use a suitable cooking utensil to avoid damaging the ceramic pan
Spoons made of wood, silicone, plastic, or nylon, are good choices for cooking when using ceramic or stone pans. In contrast, metal cookware can scratch the coating and lead to less efficient heating and cooking.
In addition, knives can damage the coating on ceramic or stone surfaces, so you should never cut food while it is still in the pan.
Method 3: Use oil or butter while you are cooking to protect the pan
Using a sufficient amount of oil or butter to rinse the pan evenly will help prevent the food from sticking to the surface of the pan, leading to scorching, burning.
- Do not use the spray to avoid sticking on the pan surface, as it can lead to a build-up of food residue as well as other ingredients added, damaging the pan.
- Extra virgin olive oil should also not be used in pots and pans. Because this oil is not resistant to high heat and will leave a carbonization layer in the pan.
Method 4: Only use low to medium heat to cook food on ceramic, stone pans
High temperatures can cause food to stick to the surface of the pan, leading to discoloration and spoilage. Therefore, it’s best to heat the oil or butter on a low heat and increase the heat after you add the food to the pan.
Method 5: Let the ceramic pan cool completely before washing
Changes in temperature, like placing a hot pan directly into cold water, can damage the non-stick coating and may even break the pan.
Method 6: Store ceramic and stone pans away from other materials pots and pans
After cleaning ceramic and stone pans, you should store them away from other pots and pans. Even stacking ceramic pans should also be avoided, as they can scratch and damage the coating.
- You should store ceramic cookware hanging on a hook or on a shelf.
- If you have limited storage space, try placing a napkin, small cloth or pot protector between the pans to avoid damaging the coating.
- Avoid using lemons or anything acidic to clean ceramic or stone pans. Because the acid causes the coating to wear out faster.