Don’t you just hate it when you thought you cooked something good for a while and suddenly, it turned into a complete disaster. Now that means it’s cleaning time! But wait, why don’t you take a look at the manufacturer’s guide first for your ceramic cookware? You will then see a long list of “don’ts” such as not to use abrasives, brushes, scrubby sponges, and the like. So how in the world are you going to clean such equipment? Well, if you want to do it in an old-fashioned way, so be it! So what are you waiting for? Let’s continue down below.
- The Traditional Baking Soda Method
- Baking soda can be used in many
different ways, and that includes cleaning. What you’re going to do is to use
cold water and add a few tablespoons of baking soda on your ceramic cookware.
Leave it there for a while and let it foam up. After that, slowly stir the
cookware using plastic or wooden utensils. Then allow the mixture to simmer for
a few minutes in the heat. Lastly, thoroughly wash the cookware using dish
detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry using a towel. This method works best if
you happen to cook burnt food on it such as eggs, sugar, veggies, meat, and
- The Hydrogen Peroxide Method
- For the larger ones, hydrogen
peroxide may be needed. Use a fresh 3% of hydrogen peroxide on large ceramic
pots and porcelain enameled cast iron. It works best on burnt food residue.
Simple pour an ounce on the residue, let it bubble and fill the pot with warm
water. Let it sit for a few minutes and rinse. You can also use an old
toothbrush to scrub off extra residue too. Avoid using hard-bristled brushes as
they can damage the cookware.
- The Enzyme Method
- Enzymes have the ability to
digest burnt food. Simply spray enzyme on a burned pot and leave it for a few minutes.
After doing so, wash using a dish detergent and rinse.
- Cleaning Cast Iron Pots with Ceramic Interior
- For this type of ceramic
cookware, distilled vinegar combined with baking soda is the one that you
should use. What you’re going to do is to pour a quart of water, fourth cups of
vinegar, and two teaspoons of baking soda unto the cookware and let it simmer
for minutes. After the mixture cools down, wash it with dish detergent, rinse,
- Cleaning Burned Oil on Ceramic Cookware
- Extra virgin olive oil is good
for becoming sticky and gummy and so are vegetable oils and Crisco. Too much
heat for too long a period will wreak havoc with beautiful ceramic and
porcelain coated cookware.
- Burned Rice and Pasta
- Carbs are probably one of the
hardest things to pry off on ceramic cookware. They tend to stick to the
cookware when they are being boiled to the point that there is no water left. Once
this happens, there’s nothing you can do but just have to live with it. Unless
you have the money to buy another one.
- If it Burns, it Burns!
- You should know that stove type doesn’t matter when it comes to burns. Stoves such as gas, electric, or induction cooking stoves all use heat and are mainly the reason for burns. What you can do is to follow0 the cleaning tips listed above at your disposal to make your ceramic cookware looking good as new again.