Knowing how to clean your stoneware is important because it helps keeps your stoneware in the best condition for years of fresh, inspiring meals. Cleaning Pampered Chef stoneware is even easier than using it. All you need is a little hot water and a pan scraper—no dish soap required! Food particles, juices, and soap won’t soak into the stones since they’re virtually nonporous. Wait until your stone is completely cooled, then use the scraper to remove any leftover food.
How to Clean Fully-Glazed Stoneware
While unglazed and partially glazed stoneware pieces shouldn’t go in the dishwasher, Pampered Chef does offer entertaining stoneware that is fully glazed, making it safe to use in the dishwasher. You can also hand wash fully glazed stoneware with a kitchen brush to scrub off food residue and even use a cleaning eraser if needed.
5 Steps to Deep Clean Stoneware
Sometimes, cleaning stoneware needs a little more than a wipe down. If you have lots of food buildup on your stone, Pampered Chef’s Food and Trend Innovator Tim Hagedorn recommends occasionally giving your stoneware a deeper clean. Here are his recommended steps to deep clean your stoneware.
- Allow the stoneware to cool to room temperature.
- Soak stoneware in clear, hot water to loosen any baked-on foods.
- Scrape off excess food using a nylon scraper or a kitchen brush.
- Prepare a baking soda paste by mixing ½ cup baking soda with 3 tablespoons of water.
- Spread the paste on the stoneware and let it stand for 10–15 minutes.
- Scrape off the remaining paste and rinse the stoneware in warm water and dry before storing.
A deep clean is also needed if you notice black flakes of seasoning coming off your stoneware. Flaking can happen with years of daily use. It can also happen if you store stoneware in an oven and expose it to preheating and baking cycles when it’s not in use. Oven storage dries up and burns off the layers of seasoning, so store your stoneware in a cool, dry place. For more practical tips to care for your stoneware, check out this helpful video.