When it comes to Fujihoro cookware, porcelain enamelled pieces are prized for their durability, heat distribution, and beautiful aesthetics. Fujihoro pots and pans are coated with a layer of smooth, glossy enamel that not only adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen but also protects the underlying material. Whether you've recently purchased our product or using it for years, proper care and maintenance are essential to ensure its longevity and performance. In this blog post, we'll explore the best practices for caring for your porcelain enamelled cookware.
Regular cleaning is crucial to keep your porcelain enamelled cookware looking pristine. After each use, allow the cookware to cool before washing it. Avoid sudden temperature changes, such as placing hot cookware directly under cold water, as this can cause thermal shock and potentially damage the enamel coating. Instead, soak the cookware in warm, soapy water to loosen any food residue. Use a soft sponge or cloth to gently scrub the surface and avoid using abrasive materials or harsh cleaners that could scratch or dull the enamel.
If your porcelain enamelled cookware develops stains over time, don't worry. There are several methods you can try to restore its original shine. For mild stains, create a paste using baking soda and water and apply it to the stained area. Let it sit for a few minutes, then gently scrub and rinse. For more stubborn stains, mix equal parts of vinegar and water in the cookware and bring it to a simmer. Allow it to cool, then scrub and rinse. Lemon juice can also be effective in removing stains, as the citric acid acts as a natural cleaner.
To maintain the integrity of the enamel coating, it's essential to prevent scratches. Avoid using metal utensils, as they can scrape the surface, opt for non-metallic utensils like wood, silicone, or nylon. Additionally, when storing your cookware, use protective padding or cloth/paper between stacked pieces to avoid direct contact and potential scratches.
Porcelain enamelled cookware is renowned for its excellent heat distribution properties. To ensure even heating and prevent hot spots, use low to medium heat settings on your stovetop. Excessive high heat can damage the enamel and compromise its performance.
Dry cookware thoroughly after washing. Do not leave the cookware to drain or put away whilst still damp. Where cookware has a stainless-steel rim, prolonged exposure to water should be avoided, as water may penetrate the edge causing rust to form on the inner side. Preheating the cookware gently before adding ingredients can also help to distribute the heat more evenly.
Fujihoro casseroles are oven-safe but should be used sans the lid. Always use oven mitts or potholders when handling hot cookware and avoid placing cold porcelain enamelled cookware directly into a hot oven, as this can cause thermal shock.
Caring for your porcelain enamelled cookware is a worthwhile investment in its longevity and continued performance. By following these simple yet effective care practices, you can maintain the beauty and functionality of your cookware for years to come.