Taking Care of Your Cookware
From our friends at The Vollrath Company , here are a few tips on caring for your aluminum and stainless steel cookware.
- Before using for the first time, remove all labels and wash in hot soapy water to remove any manufacturing lubricants on new cookware.
- Direct contact with salt can cause pitting. Add salt to boiling water to dissolve it.
- Salt solutions, acidic products like tomatoes, disinfectants, or bleaches can corrode cookware. Never store these items in cookware and avoid prolonged exposure.
- All cookware will last longer and look better if washed by hand with hot soapy water. Always scrub in the direction of the material grain. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry completely.
- Use of plastic, wooden or rubber utensils is recommended.
- If label adhesive remains on cookware, wipe off with WD-40 and clean with warm soapy water.
- To remove white film caused by starch or water minerals, rub with sponge that has been dipped in lemon juice or vinegar, then wash with hot, soapy water.
- To remove food burnt to the bottom of cookware, boil a mild solution of vinegar and water for 10 minutes to dislodge food particles.