03 Feb How to Clean your Kitchen Cookware so it Lasts
Having clean and long lasting kitchen cookware really is the finishing touch to a new kitchen. Your kitchen pots and pans require daily care and stain removal to sustain their gleaming new look and be worthy of displaying on your hanging pot rack. Avoid scouring away at your cookware when you could be entertaining your guests in your new kitchen. These cleaning tips for your steel, non-stick, copper, aluminium and cast iron pots and pans will ensure your kitchen cookware lasts.
Over time, stainless steel cookware can acquire stains and discolouration which won’t go away if left untreated. Make the cleaning process easier ensure you wash your kitchen cookware as soon as possible after cooking. Everyday care for stainless steel requires using regular dish soap, preferably by hand. For stain removal, simply rub the surface with white vinegar or for stains underneath the pan, use a gentle scouring powder on a wet sponge to rub into the stained area.
The trick with non-stick kitchen cookware is to avoid using the highest level of heat as this can permanently damage the pan. Use the least abrasive cleaning method possible, a mild scouring powder for the outside of the pan or a soft sponge with warm soapy water. A helpful trick for tough grime is to put the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes after it has cooled to remove easily.
Ensure to wash copper kitchen cookware by hand using warm soapy water. To keep your copper cookware’s shiny exterior, polish regularly using lemon dipped in salt, leaving on your pan for at least 10 minutes then rubbing away using a soft sponge. The acids in the lemon will remove the stains, creating long lasting and shiny cookware for your kitchen.
Avoid high heat when using your aluminium cookware regular exposure to extreme temperatures can leave scorch marks on the bottom of your pan. Allow your aluminium pan to cool completely before cleaning to avoid distortion. To tackle discolouration, use a paste of baking powder or scouring powder, applying the solution with a sponge to the exterior. For everyday care, wash by hand using a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water.
Initially, when you first purchase a cast iron pan it is necessary to create a non-stick surface to prevent rust which requires special care when cleaning. Never use soap to clean your cast iron kitchen pan as this will remove the non-stick surface. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel straight after each use, scrubbing with a soft brush or scouring pad. For tough grime, boil water in your pan for a few minutes then clean as normal.
Following these tips will ensure you have long lasting cookware for your kitchen.
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