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How to Care for Pampered Chef Stoneware

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.

Wash stoneware in warm water.

Things You Will Need

  • Dish cloth
  • Plastic scrubber
  • Drying cloth
  • Pastry brush
  • Oil
  • Plastic scraper

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. 

  1. 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.
  2. Coat lightly with oil.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Do not place frozen, dense items on the stoneware. Always thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator first.
  6. Plastic scrubbers clean without scratching.
  7. 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.
  8. Tip

    High-fat foods, like refrigerator biscuits, may be used to help season the stoneware instead of oil. Pampered Chef stoneware is freezer-safe.

    Warning

    Pampered Chef stoneware is not dishwasher-safe.

Things You Will Need

  • Dish cloth
  • Plastic scrubber
  • Drying cloth
  • Pastry brush
  • Oil
  • Plastic scraper

Tips

  • High-fat foods, like refrigerator biscuits, may be used to help season the stoneware instead of oil.
  • Pampered Chef stoneware is freezer-safe.

Warning

  • Pampered Chef stoneware is not dishwasher-safe.

About the Author

After realizing the character curriculum she wanted to teach was unavailable in Mexico, Perri Sams began writing curriculum for children and their parents in 1990. Sams attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Calvary Ministerial Institute Spanish Language School in 1989, where she was valedictorian. Sams has been based in southern Kentucky since 2003, where she has written extensively for "Kentucky Family Living" magazine.

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