Enamel Cookware Care
Great for both weekday meals + dinner party prep, enamel cookware is easy to use, easy to clean, + incredibly versatile. We know you’re a good cookware parent, but always make sure to treat your enamel well (like letting your hot pots + pans cool before exposing them to cold surfaces) + it’s guaranteed to love you back.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR ENAMEL COOKWARE?
Enameled stainless steel has a glass-like coating, so be careful when hitting pots with metal spoons + lids to avoid chips. Remember: thermal shock may cause cracks in the enamel, so always let hot pots cool before exposing them to water or a cold surface!
HOW DO I REMOVE STAINS?
To remove stains from your enamel cookware, you can apply a baking soda paste or lemon juice + salt to the stain, let it sit, then scrub with a non-abrasive sponge. Alternatively, try mixing equal parts white vinegar + water, letting it simmer in the pot for 10-15 minutes, cool, then rinsing. Just don’t use metal scouring pads or harsh scrubbers, these will scratch your enamel surface.
DOES IT NEED TO BE SEASONED?
Nope! The layer of enamel works to protect from rust + corrosion, so you can immediately use this nonstick surface for your cooking needs.
MY DUTCH OVEN CAN GO IN THE OVEN, RIGHT?
Absolutely, just ensure your Dutch oven + its lid can withstand the appropriate temperature you need for your recipe. When using your enameled Dutch oven, keep your oven mitts or pot holders nearby + prepped for handling.
CAN I PUT IT IN THE DISHWASHER?
Enameled cookware is generally considered dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing your pots + pans with a non-abrasive sponge whenever possible to keep your cookware as shiny + new as possible. If you decide to put your cookware into the dishwasher, it will be totally fine. Just keep these things in mind to avoid potential damage: place it securely to avoid movement, a gentle detergent is best, + drying by hand afterward will prevent water spots.
ANY OTHER TIPS?
Enameled stainless steel has a glass-like coating, so be careful when hitting pots with metal spoons + lids to avoid chips. Enamel pots can also be prone to staining. Although staining won’t affect use, easily remove stains by filling your pan with water + letting it come to a boil, then emptying.