How to Clean a Ceramic Pan (Including a DIY Cleaning Paste)

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Ceramic pans are one of the most popular types of cookware because of their nonstick surfaces. However, while this nonstick surface makes cooking easier, ceramic pans do require a bit of care when washing. This easy tutorial will show you how to safely clean a ceramic pan, including how to make a DIY cleaning paste.

TIP: While most ceramic pans claim to be dishwasher safe, it is best to hand wash them to prevent any chipping of the ceramic coating.

Things You'll Need

Step 1

First, make the cleaning paste. Mix the baking soda, Castile soap, orange essential oil, and water in a bowl.

This paste is nonabrasive, but will cut through food and grease with ease without damaging your pots and pans. It can also be used to clean ceramic sinks, bathtubs, stainless steel cookware, and stainless steel sinks, too!

Step 2

Allow your pan to cool completely.

NOTE: Do not try to cool the pan by running it under water. Allow the pan to cool on its own before washing.

Step 3

Rinse the pan in warm water. By rinsing the pan first, it will help wash away any loose debris.

Step 4

Add a teaspoon of the cleaning paste to the pan. And then store the remainder of the cleaner in an airtight container.

Step 5

Use a sponge or cloth to work the paste into the pan. The paste will thin as you work it into the pan, removing any stuck on food particles or grease.

Step 6

Rinse the pan in warm water.

Step 7

Dry using a clean, soft cloth.


Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.

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