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.
- Allow the stone to cool to room temperature.
- Scrape off dried-on food with a nylon scraper or a kitchen brush.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
I left my pizza pampered chef stoneware in the oven
(Accidentally) while I had my oven on the clean cycle…. Is it still useable?
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!
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
So that is why they say not to leave it in the oven. Thanks for heads up before I clean the oven.
My stoneware cracked while in the refrigerator???
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!