Burnt food while cooking? How to clean ceramic pans
Although your ceramic pans may be more resilient then the other types of non-stick cookware, I am sure that you will agree that you still have to look after the surface as once this is damaged you will spoil the look of your cookware as well as the usability of them.
Keeping your posts and pans clean is the best way to keep them nonstick, food particles that are stuck to the non stick pan are both unhygienic and allow your food that you are currently trying to cook a place to stick to. Food that is stuck on the pan or pot will burn and further aggravate the problem.
It is also important to be using the right types of oils when you are cooking food as there are some that burn at low temperatures and will cause food etc to stick to the pan. We have written a guide to using best and healthiest oils to be cooking with here
Cleaning ceramic cookware – Some simple rules
- Never do anything to scrape the food off the surface, you are asking for trouble if you do this you will start to remove the nonstick layer, the surface of your ceramic cookware is super smooth giving it the non stick qualities that you are looking for. If you use anything abrasive on this you will reduce the effectiveness of this surface.
- This induces all metal cooking tools as well metal scourers and some of the find powder scouring agents on the market.
- Always wash them by hand – this may be a bit of a pain but if you want this to last then we recommend that you never was them in the dishwasher but rather that you do this by hand. This is will simply make the pot or the pan last whole lot longer.
As any aspiring chef will tell you, there comes a time when you do have burnt food getting stuck on the surface of our pots and pans. It is just a fact of life, and something that some will have to deal with more then others.
There is a way to clean this without causing any damage to your cookware.
Just follow these simple steps below:
- Add water to the pot or pan making sure that it is covering all of the affected area.
- Bring the water to boil.
- Once the water is boiling simply add a few teaspoons of baking soda.
- For every quart of water that you add more or less add two teaspoons of baking soda.
- Leave this to simmer away for a few minutes.
- Using your non scratch wooden spoon (or what ever you use to cook with) you can then gently nudge off anything that has not budged.
- Once it is all off then simply rinse and wash normally once the cookware has cooled down
You can use this on things like burnt on unions or on pot/pans that have scorched food that has turned into a sticky brown resin, basically anything that has been left on the stove and burn onto the pot or pan.
Storing your pots and pans
It goes with out saying that there is not use in doing the above if you are not going to look after your cookware. If you do not make sure that it is stored correctly then you are going to end up with scratches on them, this will reduce the effectiveness of the nonstick surface as well as opening up areas where food will get lodged and burn.
Other things to consider
It is always a good idea that you read the manufactures instructions on what you can and cant do with your cookware. Happy cleaning!