The Le Creuset company offers several types of high-quality cookware, such as enameled cast iron, stainless steel and hard-anodized aluminum. Though each type of cookware has its own uses, the cleaning methods are similar for each. All cookware types are dishwasher-safe, but LeCreuset recommends hand-washing to keep the cookware in top condition. Prompt, gentle cleaning can prevent stains and reduce the chances of scratches and wear.
Empty any food from the cookware and allow it to cool before cleaning.
Wash the cookware with hot, soapy water and a nylon scrubbing pad or sponge. If needed, soak the cookware for 15 to 20 minutes to loosen any tough stains before cleaning.
Rinse the cookware and dry it thoroughly with a towel. Do not leave moisture on handles or crevices in bakewear, which can become discolored if left wet.
Remove hard-water stains and other marks from the outside of your stainless steel cookware with a stainless steel cleaner. Apply the cleaner to the pan according to the manufacturer's instructions and polish it to a shine with a soft cloth. If you use the cleaner on the cooking surface, rinse it thoroughly with water and dry it with a towel.