How to Clean Stainless Clad Cookware

No mess is too big when you follow these tips on how to clean Stainless Clad Cookware.

George Steckel|Apr 22, 2021

Without a coating or patina to prevent food from sticking,

Stainless Clad Cookware

requires a special technique to clean. And when you add in the general messiness of cooking, stains and stuck food, it can be an intimidating task.

But don’t worry—if your pan needs some extra love, we have the tips and tricks to get your Stainless Clad Cookware back to looking brand new.

Allow It to Cool

First and foremost, allow your pots and pans to cool. You never want to run a hot pan under cold water, as the thermal shock can cause even the toughest Stainless Clad to warp.

It’s also good practice to avoid draining oil in your sink, so before you go to clean your

Stainless Clad Pot or Pan

, take a paper towel and wipe out any excess (cooled) oil.

Soap and Water

Most of the time, warm water and dish soap will do the trick when it comes to cleaning. Add soap and scrub the surface of your pan with a sponge and warm water and your pan should come out clean, without the need for too much elbow grease.

Dry your pan with a paper towel or dish towel after washing, and it’s ready to cook with again.

For Bigger Messes

For tougher stains, messes, stuck-on burnt food bits, or caked on oil, we recommend one of two things. First, our

Make It Like New Cleaner

, which we designed specifically for the task of getting Stainless Clad Cookware good as new.

Or you can make an at-home slurry of Bar Keepers Friend and water in your pan. In the base of your pan, combine ¼ cup of Bar Keepers Friend and enough water to create a spreadable paste.

Allow the solution to sit in your pan for 5-15 minutes and then scrub at it in a circular motion until the stains are removed. Then, wash the pan out with warm water. You should repeat this process until your pan is as clean as can be.

Dry your pan and it’s ready for use. Avoid using steel wool, a scouring pad, or an abrasive sponge. And if you see a rainbow stain, which is simply a cosmetic appearance and in no way impacts the cooking ability of your pan, we have the

perfect guide

on how to clean it.

What’s Next?

Cookware is a tool, not a decoration, and tools will garner wear and tear from use. If your pan doesn’t look perfect, it’s okay. At the end of the day, Stainless Clad is at the end of the day, extremely easy to clean and to cook with. Check out our whole line of Stainless Clad Cookware and upgrade your kitchen today.