Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Cleaning Cookware and other Cookware topics.
Enamel-coated cookware is beautiful, durable and has been around for generations, so the cleaning rules haven't changed. It's important to remember that both enamel-coated and glass cookware are fragile when it comes to cleaning.
Here's how to keep your cookware like new for years to come:
• Be careful. Enamel-coated and glass cookware pots and pans are fragile. They can easily chip so be careful not to bang them against each other or the sink when cleaning.
• You can soak off burnt-on messes from both kinds of cookware. Try a dryer sheet dropped on top of a thin layer of water over the burnt mess. The whole mess should lift out easily after awhile. You can also soak in baking soda and vinegar.
• Never use metal utensils as they will scratch, mar and chip these delicate surfaces.
• Be sure to dry off completely to avoid hard water spots and stains.
• Always follow these tips for any lids that are glass or enamel-coated, as well.
• Dishwashing is not recommended for glass or enamel cookware because the movement can cause breakage.
• Oven-cleaner can be used on enamel-coated cookware for dried, burnt messes as it mimics the interior of your oven.