Congratulations! You bought or received a beautiful new piece of Staub cookware to braise, sear and stew all season long.
If this is your first piece of cast-iron cookware, caring for it can seem intimidating. Staub cookware is made with enameled cast-iron, which requires no seasoning. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know to properly care for your Staub.
TO DISHWASH OR NOT TO DISHWASH?
Though dishwasher safe, washing by hand is recommended. Your Staub is easy to clean with everyday dish soap. Always let it cool down before cleaning to avoid thermal shock.
STUCK ON YOU
For stuck-on grease, clean the interior and exterior with a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft brush or sponge. Heating your pan on the stove with soapy warm water in it also helps loosen up cooked-on bits.
To prevent the interior enamel from scratching, use silicone or wooden tools and avoid abrasive metal sponges.
- Did you know? Your Staub can go straight onto an outdoor grill. Make sure your grill is clean, so you avoid getting grease on your cookware.
- Cocottes can go camping too! Put your cocotte in a fire pit with coals on the lid. Heat will come from below and above, creating a smoke-fired oven.
- One place your Staub can’t go: the microwave.
- Now that you know how to care for your Staub, all you need to do is decide what delicious dish you’re going to make next. For recipe ideas and to learn more about Staub, visit surlatable.com.
Content courtesy of Staub, from The Staub Cookbook: Modern Recipes for Classic Cast Iron.