Nothing like that new pot feeling, you feel us?? The shiny enamel you can practically see your reflection in. That glossy black finish inside. It’s alllllmost too beautiful to use. But honestly, it’s super easy to get your pot looking brand new again, so you definitely should use your pot. Like, use it every day. If you need a few more ideas, read here. Seriously, we’ve started the phrase, “leave your Staub on the stove” because you’ll find yourself using it nearly every time you cook (maybe just not for your morning tea + toast…actually on that thought, you could use it there too)!
Follow these tips to keep your classy Staub pot feeling its best.
CARING FOR YOUR PAN
Washing your Staub
When it comes time to clean your pan, all you need is a little dish soap and warm water. Let the pan cool down for at least 15 minutes after cooking, drizzle in some soap, and fill with warm water. Scrub with a non-abrasive brush or scrubber. Rinse out with warm water. Get your pot good and dry before storing it. Any moisture left in your pot can cause rusting. You can leave a little crack in the lid when storing it.
Refreshing your Staub
Know that new-pan-glossy-black-finish feeling? You can return your Staub to its original glory by giving it a little refreshing. Warm the pot on medium-low heat, drizzle in a little vegetable oil, and heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the moisture mostly cooks out. Once the pan cools, wipe out the excess oil and store. Or use, then wash and dry like normal. This will help maintain that perfect patina inside the pan while assisting in the non-stick capability. Do this anytime you feel it needs a little extra love.
If you like the patina finish on the inside, and the glossy finish on the outside, do not put your pot in the dishwasher.
Notice some resistant residue? Simply sprinkle a little baking soda in the bottom of the pan, cover with a little warm water and bring to a boil. Scrub with a brush, rinse and dry. The stubborn spots should be gone, but if not repeat the process once more!
Cleaning up the Outside of your Staub
The beautiful glossy enamel is what first catches your eye when you look at a Staub pan. After use, you might start to notice some cooked-on spots and splatters (especially if you have used yours in the oven!) Never fear! The glorious part of purchasing Staub is the guarantee that you will have a quality piece of cookware for life. And that also means the enamel will stay colorfast and true. But how to get off those stubborn spots? We love using our favorite kitchen cleanser, Bar Keepers Friend (BKF).
Make a little bit of a paste by dusting BKF and some water on the surface, let it sit for 1-2 minutes, and scrub with a non-abrasive brush or sponge (no scouring pads!) Then rinse and wash like normal. You’ll be back to your classy French business (read: mac & cheese) in no time.
We share all our best tips and love for Staub over here, so check out this post to learn more.