Restoring Brilliance: Expert Tips to Clean Your Favourite Dish's featured image

Le Creuset dishes are beloved for their timeless appeal and exceptional cooking capabilities, but what do you do when your culinary masterpiece leaves a crusty residue that seems impossible to clean? Don’t panic! We’ve gone straight to the manufacturer to ask the experts for their recommended cleaning solutions to restore your iconic cookware to its pristine glory.

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Start with the Right Tools

Nothing fancy, just a soft sponge or brush, mild dish soap, and a non-abrasive cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive pads that could compromise the integrity of your dish.

Soak Away Build-Up

Fill your dish with warm, soapy water and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. While this simple step requires a little patience (a skill many of us struggle with), a good soak will soften that crusty residue and make the cleaning process easier.

Gentle Scrubbing Technique

Armed with a soft sponge or brush, apply mild dish soap to the affected areas. LeCreuset advises against using abrasive tools that could damage the enamel surface. Instead, use gentle circular motions to lift off any residue effectively.

Non-Abrasive Cleaner for Stubborn Stains

For persistent stains, recommends a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for their cookware

Cast Iron Cookware Cleaner

Too pricey? Baking soda is a safe and effective alternative. Sprinkle a damp microfibre cloth with a bit of dry baking soda and then scrub the area. The baking soda acts as a gentle abrasive to lift the food without harming the enamel finish.

Rinse and Revel

Once the cleaning process is complete, rinse your Le Creuset dish thoroughly with warm water. Admire the restored brilliance of your culinary canvas, clean and ready for its next gastronomic adventure.

Helpful Alternative

Baking soda also removes rust on non-stick, stainless steel, as well as on cast-iron, and other metal pots, pans, cookware, and baking sheets. It’s a kitchen’s unsung hero!

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