The first step to cleaning your Dutch Oven is to remove any excess food or residue by scraping it off with a non-abrasive spatula or plastic scraper.
Next, fill the Dutch Oven with warm water and a small amount of dish soap, allowing it to soak for a few minutes to loosen any stubborn stains. After soaking, use a soft sponge or cloth to scrub the pot, being careful not to scratch the enamel or coating.
Rinse the Dutch Oven thoroughly with warm water and inspect it for any lingering stains. If stubborn stains persist, create a paste using baking soda and water, apply it to the affected areas, and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing again. Once the Dutch Oven is clean, rinse it thoroughly and dry it completely to prevent any potential rusting.
To maintain the Dutch Oven’s longevity, it’s best to avoid using harsh cleaners or metal utensils, as they can damage the coating or enamel. With these simple steps, you can keep your Dutch Oven in pristine condition, ready to cook up delicious meals for years to come.
Clean the Dutch oven immediately after use.
Scrub the Dutch oven with a soft sponge or brush.
Rinse the Dutch oven thoroughly with hot water.
Dry the Dutch oven completely with a towel.
Avoid using soap or detergent on a seasoned Dutch oven.