Cookware is a common surface in homes, restaurants, and other locations. It’s also an important part of a dining table. However, the way that the surface is stained can have a significant impact on how it tastes. Dishware that is stained deep yellow, orange, brown, or red is usually referred to as colored enamel.
Discolored enamel can result from a number of factors, such as food contamination, moisture content, storage conditions, and other issues. However, some stains are more likely to result from natural processes than from man-made sources. Here’s how to clean discolored enamel cookware.
Heat Water in Your Enameled Cookware
If you’re planning to clean colored enamel, you should heat the water in which it’s stored to at least 100 degrees F. A result of this heat is the creation of pressurizable gases that can affect the flavor and texture of food.
Put On Baking Soda
Baking soda is a great cleaning agent because it’s a non-Laboratory-grade acid. It’s effective at removing traces of grease and other harmful substances from cookware. It’s also good for cleaning darker stains, such as those caused by dirt, oil, and food.
Rub Lemon Juice into The Stain
Lemon juice can also be used to clean dark stains on pots, pans, and other cooking devices. You can find it in kitchen applications such as tea towels, coffee filters, and more.
Abrasive Cleaner to Clean Discolored Enamel Cookware
If the cooking surface is stained with other materials, you may wish to use an abrasive cleanser to remove the dirt and other impurities. Your best bet is to use a commercial cleanser, such as those sold by America-dis. However, if you’re enjoying the results, you can also use household products, such as dish soap and water, instead.
Scrubbing to Clean Discolored Enamel Cookware
If the cooking surface is stained with other materials, you may wish to scrub the entire surface with a non-abrasive scrubbing instrument such as a wooden spoon. This can be especially helpful for harder-to-clean dishes such as enameled copper or copper wire.
If the cooking surface is stained with other materials. You may wish to clean the surface with a bar of laundry soap to remove the moisture and other impurities. You can also use a dry shampoo to remove obstacles and other traces of oil.
Wash Out The Surface with Warm Water
If the cooking surface is stained with other materials. You should clean the surface with cold water to prevent further damage. This step is particularly important if the surface is covered. With dark materials such as dried blood, hair, hair clippings, etc.
Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes
It’s easy to get colorful enamel from ice cream or other snacks that have been left in the refrigerator for too long. However, if the cooking surface is too hot (such as when you place it in the oven), the ice cream will be melting, and cook the enamel.
Protect The Enamel Cookware from Scratching
On thoroughly cleansed dishes, such as food and baked goods, you should also wipe the surface with a non-abrasive dry cloth to protect the enamel cookware. This should be done even if the cooking surface is completely clean.
We hope these tips help clear up the color issue in your cookware. While it is important to clean and inspect your cookware once a month, you can also clean it regularly without worrying about the outcome.
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