How to Clean Pampered Chef Stoneware

Stoneware collection including rectangle stone and stone rectangle baker with lid

Cleaning Pampered Chef stoneware is easy because our stones are virtually nonporous, so they don’t retain smells from your cooking. Here’s how to maintain your stones for many happy years of cooking and baking.

4 Steps to Deep Clean Any Stoneware

If you have food buildup on your stone or you notice the seasoning flaking off, you can deep clean it using the following method.  

  1. Allow the stone to cool to room temperature.
  2. Scrape off dried-on food with a nylon scraper or a kitchen brush.
  3. Prepare a baking soda paste by mixing ½ cup (125 mL) baking soda with 3 tbsp (45 mL) water, spread on the stoneware, and let stand for 10–15 minutes.
  4. Scrape off any paste, rinse in warm water, and dry before storing. Repeat steps if needed.

Helpful Hint: Flaking can occur after years of use. It can also happen if stoneware is stored in an oven and exposed to baking cycles when it’s not in use; this can burn off the seasoning. If possible, store your stoneware in a cool, dry place.


How to Clean Unglazed Stoneware

As you use your unglazed stones, they’ll darken as they develop seasoning—a natural nonstick finish. This is completely normal and exactly what you want to happen!

Original Stoneware Formula

This is the material used to make unglazed stones purchased before Sept. 1, 2020 and is used to make our partially glazed stones with unglazed interiors.

  • After the stone is completely cool, wash it by hand using warm water and the scraper that came with the stone to remove any leftover food or residue.


Original Stoneware Bottom
Bottom of a stone made with the original unglazed stoneware formula
StoneFusion Bottom
Bottom of a stone made with StoneFusion formula

StoneFusion Stoneware Formula

All our stones made with this even more durable material have a ribbon pattern on the bottom.

  • Once fully cool, these stones are dishwasher-safe. 
  • Please note it will take longer for your stone to develop a seasoning if you choose to wash it in the dishwasher. If you prefer, you can follow the same cleaning guidelines for our original stoneware formula—hand wash using warm water and the pan scraper that came with the stone.

How To Clean Partially Glazed Stoneware

Gray Partially Glazed Stoneware

These partially glazed stoneware pieces should only be hand-washed with soap and warm water. 

White Satin Partially Glazed Stoneware

This latest partially glazed stoneware formula is dishwasher-safe, and can also be hand-washed with soap and warm water.

Make sure all food remains are removed from your stone when washing, and thoroughly dry it before storing.

Metal utensils can cause marring, but a non-bleach, all-purpose liquid or powdered cleanser safe for glazed surfaces in the kitchen can be used to get rid of it.


How to Clean Fully Glazed Stoneware

Our fully glazed entertaining pieces are dishwasher-safe.

15 Responses to How to Clean Pampered Chef Stoneware

  1. Teresa Robinson December 1, 2022 at 8:56 am #

    I left my pizza pampered chef stoneware in the oven
    (Accidentally) while I had my oven on the clean cycle…. Is it still useable?

    • Tammy Brackenridge April 18, 2023 at 11:34 am #

      I just replied to the wrong Question I believe so that me do it again here… When I 1st got my pampered chef I watched a video on how to clean them and it talked about cleaning them in the oven with the cleaning cycle on. It said it wasn’t recommended but that if your pen was in really really bad shape that it was one way of bringing it back and that is exactly what it did. My Pan was in horrible shape and it came out looking like new and it works exactly the same as my other pans that I did not do that with

  2. Lisa James December 6, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

    I will be watching for replies on this…oddly enough I did the same thing the day before Thanksgiving! I hate the way my oven smells after it’s cleaned and im a little worried that the smell may have baked into it and food will be gross!

    • Karen Shollenberger January 20, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      I used my loaf pan for the first tiime today
      The banana bread I made looked dark on the sides almost burned and the center wasn’t cooked
      I baked it for 50 to 60 minutes
      That is the time and heat I use on my banana bread
      Is the stone hotter longer?
      Is has a waffle pattern on the bottom
      I seasoned it with vegetable oil before I used it

      • ROSE SWICEGOOD May 26, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

        I accidentally turned the oven on clean cycle with my pamper chef in oven. Ot came back clean
        Can I still use it?

  3. Judy January 11, 2023 at 11:41 am #

    So that is why they say not to leave it in the oven. Thanks for heads up before I clean the oven.

  4. Andrea Howell January 13, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

    My stoneware cracked while in the refrigerator???

    • Rachel January 31, 2023 at 6:19 pm #

      I’m sorry to hear that! If your stoneware was still hot when you moved it to the refrigerator, the sudden change in temperature is likely the culprit. I like to make pies with a prebaked crust and layers that are poured into the hot crust while hot, but that need to cool and set in the refrigerator before the mousse can be added. I usually will let the pie sit on the counter until the bottom of the pan is comfortably warm to the touch, not hot by any means, before I put it in the fridge because I am afraid of cracking it, and that has served me well. Best of luck in the future!

    • Robin April 13, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

      Someone put my unglazed stoneware lasagna pan in the sink and then washed their hands over it. How do I clean it to remove any residue from this unsanitary practice?

  5. Tammy Brackenridge April 18, 2023 at 11:33 am #

    It is fine. When I 1st got mine I read an article about cleaning them that way. It said it was not recommended to do but I didn’t know better so I went ahead and did it and it made my pen look like new. Works just fine still

  6. Trevonya May 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

    I just got my set. Looking forward to use it for the first time. Can I use regular Dawn dish soap to clean it after I cook? If not what is the proper way to clean my baking set?

    • Maxine Ryan August 8, 2023 at 9:28 pm #

      Did you get instructions with yours? I just got mine & it had a sheet of instructions saying hto use baking soda & water & the pan scraper that comes with it.

  7. Joann May 24, 2023 at 7:51 pm #

    Hi, I have a very old pizza stone. The kind where a metal rack was used underneath for handles. Probably from late 90’s. Lately, dough has been sticking to the bottom. Is there any way to prevent this or do I need a new pizza stone?
    Thank you.

  8. Michelle July 9, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

    Laurie Clark Reynolds
    What is the hotest temp and how far away from heat source do they need to be?

  9. Angela November 13, 2023 at 8:07 am #

    I have an older unglazed interior casserole pan. Can it washed with soap? If not, how does it get clean from bacteria?

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