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Enameled Cast Iron Care Instructions

BEFORE FIRST USE
Remove all labels, wash each piece in warm soapy water, rinse and hand dry.

STOVETOP AND OVEN USE

If you are new to cooking with cast iron cookware, the following will prove helpful:

  • DO NOT heat empty pot; NEVER boil dry.
  • Oven safe up to 400°F.
  • ALWAYS preheat cast iron cookware with small amount of oil, over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.

NEVER LEAVE POTS UNATTENDED DURING PREHEATING

  • ALWAYS select the burner that most closely matches the size of the bottom of the pot.
  • DO NOT use burners or heating elements that are larger than the bottom of the cookware.
  • ALWAYS use oven mitts or potholders when moving or removing cast iron cookware from the stove or oven.
  • To avoid scratching the interior of your new cookware we recommend that you use plastic, wood, or heat-resistant nylon utensils.
  • When using cast iron cookware on ceramic or glass topped cooking surfaces, avoid dragging the cookware across the surface, as this can cause damage to the cooking surface.
  • ALWAYS place hot pots on a heat-resistant surface such as a trivet or cooling rack.
  • NEVER place cast iron cookware in the microwave. • ALWAYS allow hot cookware to cool to room temperature before immersing in water.

CLEANING
Cleaning your cookware is as easy as 1, 2, 3. First, scrape the interior clean using a wood or plastic scraper to remove any food residue. Second, immerse the cookware in hot soapy water: NEVER soak cast iron cookware. And third, scrub until clean, rinse and hand dry completely.

NEVER PUT CAST IRON COOKWARE INTO THE DISHWASHER

  • NEVER place hot cookware in water. Placing hot pots in water can cause serious personal injury and damage to your cookware.

DISCOLORATION
In the highly unlikely event that your Porcelain Enamel Cast Iron should become discolored, the following steps should remove any discoloration:

  1. Mix in the juice and thinly sliced peel of 2 lemons with 3 tbsp. of baking soda. Put the mixture in cookware with enough water to cover the stain and boil for 20 minutes. Repeat if needed.
  2. Wash with hot soapy water, rinse and hand dry completely.

PORCELAIN ENAMEL COATING IS FRAGILE
NEVER DROP YOUR COOKWARE
Because porcelain enamel is glass-like and fragile, it may chip or scratch if the cookware is dropped. Should this occur, you will need to protect the exposed cast iron from oxidation. To protect exposed cast iron from rusting after cleaning, apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the exposed surface. Remove any excess oil with a paper towel. This will help protect the exposed surface from oxidation.