Enameled Cast Iron Care
Our cast iron cookware is built to last a lifetime if properly cared for. Be sure to follow our cleaning instructions to insure that you don't chip or damage your cookware.
- Enameled Cast Iron can be used on gas, electric, ceramic and induction cooktops. Do not use in microwave ovens, on outdoor grills or over campfires.
- Always lift cookware to move.
- Use vegetable oil or cooking spray for better cooking and easier cleaning.
- Do not heat an empty Dutch oven or covered casserole. Add water or oil when heating.
- For added longevity, pre-heat and cool your cookware gradually.
- Low to medium heat when cooking stovetop provides best results due to natural heat retention of cast iron. Do not use high heat.
- To sear, allow cookware to gradually come to heat. Brush cooking surface and food surface with vegetable oil just before introducing food into the pan.
- Use wooden, silicon or nylon utensils. Metal can scratch the porcelain.
- Do not put in dishwasher, or wash to soon after cooking. Wait at least an hour after using to allow for the metal to cool down.
- Hand wash with warm soapy water and a soft sponge or brush to preserve the cookware’s original appearance. Citrus juices and citrus-based cleaners (including some dishwasher detergents) should not be used, as they can dull the exterior gloss.
- Always dry cookware thoroughly before storing in a cool, dry place. Avoid putting cookware on cold surface right out of the oven. Once out of the oven, rest the cookware on a towel to protect enameled coating. Do not stack cookware.