Taking good care of the things around you will make them last much longer, and ceramic cookware is no exception. Just like most kitchen equipment, ceramic cookware also has care instructions too. Instead of putting them away, why not take a bit of your time to read them? In behalf of that, here are a few more tips on how to take care of your ceramic cookware.
Before Anything Else
- Assuming you just brought your brand new ceramic cookware, it’s already a norm to remove the labels and other stickers that are on it.
- After that, wash the cookware in warm and soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry them using a soft lint-free cloth or paper towel.
- Before putting them in store, put paper napkins or pan protectors between each cookware to protect its surface.
- Depending on the manufacturer, some non-stick cookware needs to be heated up with oil first before putting them to use. Follow the manufacturer’s advice on how to condition the cookware with oil. Some of them need to be put at low or medium heat. This setting works best on ceramic cookware with an aluminum base layer since it conducts heat faster than any other material.
It’s Cleaning Time
- When it comes to cleaning such cookware, handwashing is the best option you can do. Some manufacturer’s design their ceramic cookware products to be dishwasher safe. However, using a dishwasher isn’t actually necessary. Since all of them can be easily cleaned by hand. What’s even good about handwashing is you can avoid any damage done by the dishwasher’s arms. Thus, making your cookware looking as good as new thanks to the tender loving care of your hands (cringe).
Lengthening the Lifespan of Your Ceramic Cookware
- The tips listed below not only applies to ceramic cookware but also for regular pots and pans as well. Let’s have a look!
- Your cookware will last longer if you wash them by hand. Although using a dishwasher is faster, the gentle touch of your own hands is the real deal here.
- Avoid using sharp knives on the ceramic surface. Also, don’t try to cut any food while it is still in the pan, you’ll only damage its non-stick surface by doing so.
- Place paper napkins, paper towels, pan protectors (already mentioned earlier) between each cookware to avoid storage damage.
- Coating lasts longer if you use a little amount of oil or butter while cooking.
- Avoid using spraying oil or olive oil to prevent ceramic damage.
- Never set your heat to high to avoid damage. Low to medium heat should be enough.
- Only place the cookware on a burner that’s appropriate for its size to avoid damaging its sides.
- After cooking, let the cookware cool down before washing it. Washing it while it’s hot can damage its non-stick coating.
- Avoid using metal utensils when handling food out of the cookware as it may damage the coating.