How to Care
Leave to cool completely before washing.
Cast iron doesn’t like surprises, especially of the temperature variety. Leave your hot pot to cool down completely before you clean it.
Clean after every use.
The best way to clean your dutch oven is with warm water, a gentle liquid dish-washing soap and a soft sponge or brush made from silicone or nylon. Your dutch oven is also dishwasher friendly if you’d prefer.
Best not to soak your cookware for long periods
If food has stuck to the base of the pot or stained the exterior, make a paste using a teaspoon of baking soda and a splash of white vinegar. Rub in the paste with a soft cloth or sponge and repeat as required.
Ensure your cookware is fully dry before storage
Use a towel to hand-dry your cookware completely to prevent water marks or rust formation.
Dealing with Stubborn Stains:
These are such as:
- Stains after oven use (resulting from leftover residue/oils within the oven)
- Rust marks from moisture or leaving in the dishwasher for too long
- Stubborn food stains from overheating the cookware
1. We usually recommend Barkeeper's friend to assist with stubborn stains, but you can also use Baking Soda, Dishwashing Liquid and Vinegar for a similar squeaky-clean result.
2. Mix 1 2/3 cups baking soda and 1/2 cup dishwashing liquid in a bowl. Dilute this with 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
3. If the stains are on the surface of the cookware, using a soft cloth, rub this mixture into the stained areas and leave for 1-2 minutes.
4. If it is food that is stuck to the bottom of your cookware, pour the mixture into your pot or pan and ensure that there is enough liquid to cover the stain. Pop your cookware on the stove and let the mixture come to a boil. You should see the residue slowly loosen and float to the top.
4. Wash the cookware using a sponge under warm water.
5. Make sure to dry your cookware completely before storing.