Cleaning an enamelled dish
Enameled utensils are one of the most practical and durable kitchen utensils. It is durable, hygienic and easy to maintain. Today’s product range includes so many models and colors that satisfy even the most demanding user.
We do not recommend washing dishes in the dishwasher, regardless of the manufacturer’s guarantees. The reason is simple, in the dishwasher the dish is exposed to water for about 3 hours. Enamelling technology is very old, based on molded iron, which is mostly manually dipped / soaked in enamel or. “Liquid glass”. During this process, the container is hung and it is not possible to ensure complete covering of the iron at the place of hanging and inside the handles. A similar problem occurs with some types of edges or handles. When washing in the dishwasher, water and iron may eventually come into contact in these parts, causing rusting and thus leakage of “brown” water from the handles or from under the nickel-plated edge. As a result, the functionality of the container does not change, but it causes a lot of unnecessary bad mood. If this has already happened to you, wait for the water to drain and wipe the dish dry
Over time, enameled dishes lose their former luster, both inside and out. To prevent the formation of stale stains, it is recommended to clean the container immediately after use. If you have food in the container, pour enough warm water into the container to cover the bottom or. parts of the container where food clings to the walls and soak for 15-30 minutes, then clean with ordinary dishwashing detergent.
To make your dish last longer, we’ve put together some practical tips:
Cleaning tea or coffee stains
If your dish is coated with light enamel, it often happens that the enamel appears darkening or. staining (especially in a pot where you make tea or coffee). The simplest way to restore the original color is to use a gentle cream cleanser and a soft sponge. Rub thoroughly and rinse with clean water. Wipe dry.
Cleaning “burnt food”
Pour a solution of 1 liter of water and 6 tablespoons of table salt into a bowl. Leave to soak for 5-6 hours, then soak as usual. To speed up the process, you can boil the liquid and let it boil for 30 minutes. Wait for it to cool and wash as usual.
Cleaning stubborn stains
Prepare a mixture of 1 liter of water and 5 tablespoons of baking soda. Pour the mixture into the container you want to clean and leave overnight. Wipe with a soft sponge, rinse with water and wipe dry. Another option is citric acid 50g per liter of water, place on the stove and simmer for 20 minutes. Rinse well.
In order for the enamelled dish to serve you for a long time, follow the following instructions in particular.
- do not use hard metal sponges for cleaning;
- make sure the pan doesn’t fall to the floor, if the enamel is peeled off from the inside, the cookware is no longer suitable
- use aggressive chemicals only in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
- dishes should be cleaned with gloves so as not to damage the skin of the hands;
- don’t use bathroom cleaner
- Do not remove burns with sharp objects (knife, fork). This will damage the coating;