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Cleaning Stainless Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Cookware

It is important to clean your product thoroughly after each use to prevent staining or build-up from food or grease.  

  • Occasionally stainless steel may exhibit a rainbow-like discoloration.
    • This discoloration is normal for new stainless steel products.
    • Discoloration may also take place if the product is exposed to higher temperatures.

As long as the product has not been overheated, this rainbow-like discoloration should be easy to remove.

  • To remove, use a powdered cleaning agent designed to remove oxidization and a soft, nonabrasive sponge.
    • Be sure to rinse thoroughly as cleansers can leave a powdery residue.

Lemon juice will remove the 'rainbow' effect as well. 

  • To prevent water spotting, rinse in warm water after washing and towel dry thoroughly.
    • If a spotted white film appears (caused by minerals in the water) try rubbing with a sponge or brush and lemon juice or vinegar.
    • Wash, rinse and towel dry.

CLICK HERE for additional information on overheating and discoloration.

To remove stubborn stains or discoloration, use a stainless steel cleaner or a powdered cleaning agent designed to remove oxidization.

  • The cleaner should be rubbed on the stains with a non-abrasive pad, cloth, or sponge.
  • Do not scrub with steel wool or use harsh abrasive cleaners as scratching may occur.

Stainless steel cookware may also be washed in a dishwasher using mild dishwashing detergent.

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