All-Clad Pans are recommended for their durability and high performance in cooking. Their quality is even better than Calphalon cookware. This is the reason, you can find them in almost every kitchen. Last week one of my friends has burnt pasta in her new All Clad pan. She was worried and I decided to help her out. Meanwhile, I have penned down all the relevant information for the ones, who have messed up during their cooking.
This piece of writing will help you in finding some regular practices of cleaning All-Clad pans. These practices help maintain the actual quality of pans and removing stubborn stains. Along with this, the best products to clean burned all clad pans are also listed here. In short, this article would be a savior for you in the kitchen.
Dishwashing All-Clad Pans
The first question about cleaning All-Clad Pans is, whether they are dishwasher safe or not? The best part is they are dishwasher safe. You can put them in the dishwasher except for the non-stick pans.
The instructions on pans for dishwashing are mentioned and this should be followed. However, the dishwashing may cause the adulteration of the copper ring around the external part of the pan. So it is preferred to hand wash All-Clad pans and then clean with microfiber cloth immediately.
All-Clad pans are heavy, so they can damage or break fragile pieces. Therefore, you must take caution when putting them in the dishwasher.
The drying cycle of pans on dishwashers may leave water spots. So it is recommended to remove the pans quickly and then clean with a dry cloth.
Hand washing of All-Clad pans
All clad non-sticks pan is coated with nonstick interior and anodized aluminum exterior. They shouldn’t be placed in the dishwasher. Because high heat and dishwasher detergent usually dry out the non-stick pieces. Therefore, they should wash by hand.
The harsh detergent used on non-sticks All-Clad pan may cause discoloration. Apart from this, stainless interior, copper exterior, and aluminum core are not dishwasher safe, so they should be washed by hand.
Pans who are not safe for dishwasher should be washed with warm water with soap or good detergent. Burnt-on food can be washed by soaking the pan with baking soda and water. And they should clean with dry clothes after washing.
Regular practices for keeping All Clad pans clean and timeless
1. Daily cleaning:
These pans should be washed regularly and quickly after use. There are few things that should be used for regular cleaning of the pans and a few things that should be avoided while cleaning all Clad pans.
A natural detergent is best for regular cleaning instead of hard chemical soaps or detergents. To remove the greasy texture, it is recommended to use warm water. It should always be washed with a non-abrasive sponge.
The steel scouring pads or steel wool should not be used on All Clad pans. Or else it will damage the interior coating of the pans.
Should not be put directly in cold water if they are hot. Once the pans are cold, then use warm water to remove grease and wash with a non-abrasive sponge.
2. Removing stubborn stains:
Cleaning stubborn stains from all clad pan is quite challenging. Usually, steel scouring pads and hard detergents are helpful in other pans but they can damage the surface of All Clad pans.
I am mentioning here my tried and trusted methods of removing stubborn stains from the All Clad pans.
i. The first method includes a Barkeeper friend cleanser, plastic scrubber, and hot water.
Barkeeper Friends cleanser removes stains without scratching the pan. It is also very easy to use. Firstly you have to fill the pan with hot water. You can also boil some water in the pan. This will help in removing grease.
At the next step, sprinkle Barkeeper Friends powder and water. Then use the plastic scrubber and scrub in a circular motion. This will remove discoloration and stain.
ii. The second method includes vinegar, water, and plastic scrubber.
For this method, boil some vinegar in the pan. Vinegar will lose stubborn stain and also lighten the discoloration. For more stubborn stains, you can soak pain in water and soap for a night and then use this vinegar method.
But always remember this vinegar method is not for non-stick pans. For non-stick pans, you can also sprinkle any detergent and keep them for 25-30 mins. Then scrub the surface with a non-abrasive sponge. And at the end wash with warm water.
Dying and polishing of All Clad pans:
Keeping your All clad pans safe and sparkle also needs dying and polishing. Sometimes water spots or fingerprints are left behind on the pans. This makes the pans look unclean and old.
Always dye the All Clad pans after cleaning. The dying towel should be made of microfiber material and it should be large enough to cover the pan easily.
Who doesn’t love the shiny surface of All Clad pans? This can be achieved through regular cleaning and polishing. Barkeeper Friends polish is one of the best available in the market. You can use any polish.
The process of polishing is very simple. All you have to do is, spray polish on the pan and then rub it on the pan with the clean cloth until you see the shine.
All clad pans are durable and kitchen friendly products. They are timeless if proper care is taken. Thorough cleaning with the right knowledge on the subject can save time and money. The above-mentioned piece of instructions will help you in cleaning All clad pans with due care and remove your ambiguities especially linked with the stubborn stains. I hope this information will be helpful to you.