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This is the sixth & final article in a short, informational series about Pampered Chef Rockcroks. Be sure to also check out the other Rockcrok articles:
- What Are The Basics I Should Know About Pampered Chef Rockcroks?
- How Do I Get Started Using My New Pampered Chef Rockcrok?
- What do I need to know about cooking with my Pampered Chef Rockcrok?
- What are some different uses for my Pampered Chef RockCroks?
- What Do I Need To Know About Storing Food In My Pampered Chef Rockcrok?
Rock on! We’ve come to the sixth, and final entry in the Rockcrok series! After learning all the great ins & outs of this super-versatile pan, knowing how to clean it up is kind of important, no? Guess what? Cleaning the Pampered Chef Rockcrok is just as easy as owning one! There are just a couple of things to keep in mind…
So you’ve cooked up something delicious, and everyone loved it! Yay! Now… how the heck do you properly clean this thing, anyway? Lean in close, here… are you ready? Throw it in the dishwasher. Yup! Ok, don’t throw it, place it nicely. This is a clay-based cooking pot, after all. But! It’s dishwasher-safe! Don’t have a dishwasher? Just wash it in the sink, like every other dish you own. Easy-peasy!
So you’ve been using your Rockcrok for a while now, and you’re starting to notice a bit of blackened residue on the inside bottom of the pan? No worries… this is normal. The residue is from cooked-on food (fond). It’s totally to be expected. The easiest way I’ve found to clean it is to fill my Rockcrok with an inch or so of water and microwave for a few minutes. You could also do this on the stovetop. You just want the water to come to a boil for a minute or two. Then just use a wooden or bamboo spoon to scrape away the fond. Finish up by washing by hand or putting through the dishwasher.
If, for some reason, there’s still fond after all that (I’ve never personally had this issue, but I’m sure someone will…) try deep cleaning with n all-purpose liquid or powdered cookware-safe cleanser (I use Bar Keeper’s Friend for things like this.).
Oh, and while I’m thinking about this, it’s possible that the unglazed foot ring on the bottom of your pan may get a bit blackened with use. This is totally normal. Those black marks can’t be removed. I promise you, those marks will absolutely NOT affect the performance of your Rockcrok.
Also, if you are one who hand-washes your dishes (I was totally there when I was a full-time RVer… I get it), do not soak the whole pan for an extended period of time. Remember that bottom unglazed foot ring I was just talking about? Well, because it’s unglazed, if the whole pan is soaked for a long time, some of the water could be absorbed into the foot ring, which could cause stress to the ceramic. Yes, the whole pan can get wet. That’s not the issue. Just don’t throw the whole thing into a sink full of water for an extended period of time. Cool?
So there ya have it, y’all! Everything you could ever possibly need or want to know about Pampered Chef Rockcroks. That wasn’t so bad, was it? I can tell you from personal experience that I absolutely love mine. I also like that since they’re solid black, they work very well on the table or for potlucks. They look nice. Also, if I’m serving something that’s chilled (potato salad, cole slaw, banana pudding…) keeping the Rockcrok in the fridge until it’s time to serve is awesome and helps to keep your food colder longer.
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