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.