How to Season Pampered Chef Stoneware

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Things You'll Need

  • Scrub brush or sponge

  • Kitchen towel

  • Vegetable oil

  • Spray bottle or cooking brush

  • Oven

Tip

As an alternative to coating the interior with vegetable oil, Pampered Chef also recommends baking high-fat items in your stoneware for the first five uses. The manufacturer specifically recommends refrigerated crescent rolls or biscuits, which are widely available in the grocery store. Simply place the rolls or biscuits on the stoneware and bake as you normally would. The oil from the rolls will help the stoneware develop its seasoned nonstick surface.

Warning

Let your stoneware cool completely before you clean it with hot water and a scrub brush.

Never wash your stoneware in the dishwasher.

Pizza stones, stone bar pans and baking round stones -- almost every Pampered Chef product with "stone" in the name -- requires seasoning to build up the layer of polymerized fat that prevents sticking. Stoneware self-seasons after repeated use, but you always have a few casualties -- a pizza that won't slide off or a few muffins that won't dislodge from their cups -- in the beginning if you don't prep the surface. Seasoning ensures your first baking experience in Pampered Chef stoneware isn't a sticky one.

Step 1

Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash the stoneware with hot water and a scrub brush or sponge. The manufacturer does not recommend using soap -- just a good scrub with hot water.

Step 2

Dry the stoneware with a towel and coat it with a thin layer of vegetable oil. Set the stoneware in the oven.

Step 3

Bake the stoneware for 30 minutes then turn the oven off. Let the stoneware come to room temperature in the oven, about 2 hours. You can use the stoneware as needed; the stoneware will keep itself seasoned with repeated use.

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