How to Care for Pampered Chef Stoneware

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Pampered Chef stoneware products are made of natural stoneware clay and may be purchased with glazed or unglazed exteriors. Stoneware can be cared for by following a few basic guidelines. With proper seasoning and handling, the stoneware develops a nonstick surface that allows for easy cleanup.

Things You'll Need

  • Dish cloth
  • Plastic scrubber
  • Drying cloth
  • Pastry brush
  • Oil
  • Plastic scraper
  • Before using for the first time, wash the stoneware with a clean dish cloth and warm water. Soap or detergents are not recommended. Air-dry or dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

  • Season the stoneware by applying a light coat of cooking oil. For best results, use a pastry brush. Nonstick spray should be avoided because it makes the stoneware sticky and interferes with proper seasoning. As the stoneware is used, it will develop a nonstick surface and oil will not be needed.

  • Spread food to cover at least 2/3 of the stoneware's surface for even heat distribution and to avoid damage or cracking. Use the stoneware in conventional, convection and microwave ovens. Wait until after the oven has preheated before placing the stoneware inside. Do not place stoneware under a broiler or on a stove top burner.

  • Do not place frozen, dense items on the stoneware. Always thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator first.

  • Allow the stoneware to cool before cleaning. Scrape off excess food with a plastic scraper and wash with warm water. Scrub gently with a cloth or a plastic scrubber and rinse well. Dry thoroughly.

Tips & Warnings

  • High-fat foods, like refrigerator biscuits, may be used to help season the stoneware instead of oil.
  • Pampered Chef stoneware is freezer-safe.
  • Pampered Chef stoneware is not dishwasher-safe.

References

  • Photo Credit acqua image by Eagle from Fotolia.com Olive Oil image by elmgrover from Fotolia.com scrubber image by Adkok from Fotolia.com
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