The things that you treat with care will last you much longer than those that you don’t. This includes your ceramic cookware. Like most kitchen products they come with care instructions. Take the time to read these. A few minutes can save you dollars in the long run. In case you’ve lost those, I’ve listed some general care tips as a guide to help.
Before Using Your Ceramic Cookware
On receiving your ceramic pans, remove all labels and packaging materials.
Before use, wash the cookware with warm, soapy water. Then rinse and dry using a soft cloth or paper towel.
Store by placing paper napkins or pan protectors between cookware to protect surfaces.
Check with the manufacturer — some non stick cookware sets need to be conditioned with a little oil first up. Use on low or medium heat or to temperatures advised by the manufacturer. Low to medium heat works well with ceramic cookware having an aluminum base layer, which quickly conducts heat.
Cleaning Ceramic Cookware
Handwashing is the best. ‘Dishwasher safe’ cookware is a feature of ceramic cookware sets. However, dishwashing is not necessary. The pots and pans are super easy to clean by hand. Take it from me it’s best to avoid the harsh detergents and any damage from the dishwasher arms to keep your cookware looking the best cooking set.
Make sure the ceramic frying pan fits in the sink. Do not soak. Clean once it has cooled down. Don’t use harsh scrubbing pads.
For real problem cleaning, try this natural approach to clean your pans:
Tips for lengthening the life of ceramic cookware
These tips are for ceramic cookware but apply to care for pots and pans in general:
- Hand washing (even though for ceramic cookware, dishwasher safe is a feature) will increase the longevity of use
- Do not use sharp knives on the ceramic surface, ie., avoid cutting the food while it is in the pan.
- Avoid storage damage by placing paper napkins, towels, or pan protectors between cookware when not in use
- Always use a small amount of oil or butter so the coating lasts longer and food does not stick
- Avoid spraying oil or extra virgin olive oil as this may produce a buildup and damage the ceramic surface
- Only use low or medium heat as high heat can damage the ceramic cookware
- Select the proper burner size to avoid heat touching and torching the sides
- Allow the ceramic cookware to cool before washing as cold water on hot cookware can damage the non-stick coating or warp the pan
- Use only silicone, nylon, plastic, or wooden utensils – Metal utensils will scratch the surface
- Ensure it has cooled before washing as adding cold water to a hot pan can damage the non-stick coating. A rapid change of temperature can also cause warping.
- Care for lids: Tempered glass lids are oven safe to 350 ºF Cleaning Ceramic CookwareCeramic cookware is considered dishwasher-safe for quick and easy cleaning, but I recommend hand washing for long-term care of your cookware.
- Avoid storage damage by placing paper napkins, towels, or pan protectors, like these, between cookware when not in use – avoid stacking pots and pans
Most important! Use utensils that won’t harm the surface. You can buy BPA-free utensils that won’t harm the surface, like these here.