How to Clean Cuisinart Cookware

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Clean Cuisinart cookware after using it.
Clean Cuisinart cookware after using it. (Image: onion fried with butter on a frying-pan image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Cooks with a well-stocked kitchen often include at least one piece of Cuisinart cookware in their collection of pots and pans. Because Cuisinart cookware has a sturdy design, these pieces should last a lifetime in the kitchen, enabling the preparation of many delicious meals. As you use your Cuisinart cookware, clean the cookware carefully to keep it looking shiny and attractive in your kitchen. The cleaning process is basic and you should find the cookware releasing food residues readily.

Things You'll Need

  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Dishcloth
  • Nylon scrubber
  • Dishtowel

Fill the cookware with warm water as soon as possible after using it. Add two or three squirts of dishwashing detergent to the water and swirl the water around gently to create bubbles. Allow the water to sit in the cookware until the water cools to slightly warm.

Pour out the water and use the dishcloth to wipe the inside and outside surfaces of the cookware. If you find stubborn food residues, use the nylon scrubber to scrub these areas of food away from the cookware. Continue scrubbing until you remove all remnants of food from the cookware.

Rinse the cookware under warm water to rinse all soap and food away.

Dry the cookware with the dishtowel and put it away.

Tips & Warnings

  • Washing instructions are similar for both Cuisinart stainless steel cookware and non-stick cookware.
  • You can also wash Cuisinart cookware in the dishwasher; however, the cookware may suffer scratches and damage from other dishes and silverware if items shift in the dishwasher during the wash cycle. If you wash your Cuisinart cookware in the dishwasher, the Cuisinart website recommends not using a detergent that contains lemon.
  • If deposits accumulate over the surfaces of the cookware, rub the deposits away with warm vinegar on a dishcloth and then wash the cookware as usual.
  • Remove burnt-on foods by placing about 1 inch of water into the bottom of the pan. Add 1 tbsp. of non-lemon dishwasher detergent to the water and boil the water. Reduce the heat and simmer the water on low for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the water to cool completely. Pour the water out and scour the burnt-on food with the nylon scrubber. Wash the cookware as usual.
  • Do not use steel wool pads or abrasive scrubbers on Cuisinart cookware.

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