Cleaning Pampered Chef stoneware is easy because our stones are virtually nonporous so foods and liquids won’t soak in. Here’s how to maintain your stones for many happy years of cooking and baking.
How to Clean Unglazed Stoneware
As you use your unglazed stones, they’ll darken as they develop a seasoning which is a natural nonstick finish. This is completely normal and exactly what you want to have happen!
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.
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 we recommend for our original stoneware formula—hand wash using warm water and the pan scraper that came with the stone.
How to Clean Glazed Stoneware
- Our glazed entertaining pieces are dishwasher-safe.
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.
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.