How to Clean Your Dutch Oven (Without Ruining It)
“Dutch ovens are winter workhorses. They’re an investment, too: those enameled cast iron Dutch ovens made by Staub, Le Creuset, and the like will cost you a few hundred dollars, easy. If you treat them right, though, they’ll last decades. Cleaning your Dutch oven correctly is super important, as you don’t want to scratch that precious enamel.”
I think of my Le Creuset cookware as “heirloom cookware” because if properly cared for, it can be passed down for generations. And because of that, I am very careful to treat it properly. Are you the same way too?
We all know that cast iron cookware shouldn’t be cleaned in the dishwasher, but what about enamel-covered cast iron cookware? Well, even though that enamel won’t rust, you still don’t want to run it through the cleaning cycle. Instead, follow these tips from bonappetit.com to ensure that your Le Creuset and Staub cookware get passed on to your kids, grandkids, and even great-grandkids.