If you've ended up here, you've probably just purchased a Gotham Steel pan or have been using it for a while and want to know how to clean and care for that pan. You're going to want to take care of it so that the food doesn't stick or get scratched and then have an awkward moment when someone wants to cook with your new pans!
When you've taken the plunge and made this investment, then it's important that your Gotham Steel Pot is fully functional for years to come. Taking care of a pan like this can be difficult with all those intricate details for such a new technology pan, but luckily, there are some easy ways to help maintain its functionality.
This article will explore how to clean your Gotham Steel pan so that you can use it for years without worrying about damaging it.
What is the Gotham Steel Frying Pan?
Gotham Steel is a company that has come up with the idea of combining titanium and non-stick ceramic coating to create an incredibly durable, high-quality pan. The result is one you can cook on for hours without worrying about scratching or sticking, and it's dishwasher safe!
Gotham Steel's frying pans offer a new engineering design that makes it out of a combination of both stainless steel handles and aluminum on the base; this product is able to withstand all sorts of heat levels in addition to being completely non-stick for easy cooking! Don't worry about those typically unhealthy oils or butter because Gotham Steel has made sure that there are no more worries when it comes time for clean up as well. Safe enough to use metal utensils without worrying about scratching as other pans might do, dishwasher safe, so you don't have any messes leftover from washing by hand either - everything slides right off. Its ability goes up to 500° oven friendly, making it perfect for anything from your dinner to even a dessert!
The importance of cleaning a frying pan
It is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen for the safety of everyone in your home, especially if you have children or other vulnerable people living with you. One good way to do this is by maintaining a regular cleaning schedule that includes all surfaces—including frying pans. Frying pans are often used for cooking items that may not be as healthy or clean. This can lead to the pan becoming dirty, which can then put you at risk for illnesses like Salmonella if you don't take appropriate steps in cleaning it properly and frequently.
As a precaution, abrasives should never be used to clean a frying pan. This can damage the pan's surface and create scratches that will make it difficult to properly season your pans in the future. Instead, use soap, water, or hot salt water on both sides of the pan with a soft cloth. A scouring pad may also help remove stubborn stains from the surface.
We recommend cleaning your frying pans after every use to ensure that your home remains healthy and clean for everyone living there.
How to clean Gotham Steel Pans and Pots
Though dishwasher safe, instructions suggest a manual cleaning by hand. Shiny bottom of the pan is most likely to get discolored when put in the dishwasher because of hot water of high temperatures.
So, don't miss that the pan should be hand-washed only and dried immediately by wiping down both sides of the surface clean. Cleaning utensils such as a nylon scrubber, sponge or dish brush may scratch the ceramic coating, so they are not recommended for use on this type of frying pans.
Get cleaning supplies
The first step is to make sure you invest in the right items for use with your pan: a sponge, dishwasher soap and lukewarm water (not boiling). After each use, it's important that you clean all sides of the pan by hand using these three things. Cleaning from the inside out will allow food particles to be removed more easily. To keep the skillet looking like new, use only plastic or silicone cleaning utensils on its surface.
Remove staines from the surface
Next, always to make sure there are no food particles still stuck to the surface. If there are any food bits, use a soft sponge or cloth to scrub and remove them. You may also want to consider adding some water and vinegar in order to help loosen up anything that might be sticking on the pan’s surface before you do it again with just your rag or sponge.
The Gotham Steel pan is made from a non-stick ceramic surface with super strong titanium. The surface is resistant to scratches, but the metal handle will eventually scratch and become unattractive when not properly cared for. If the metal handle becomes scratched, you can sand it down and then reseason your pan to restore its original appearance.
Hot water soak
We recommend soaking your pan in hot water after every use. This will remove any food particles that may be stuck on the surface, as well as help loosen up anything else that might be making it difficult to clean out of the pores with just soap and a sponge or cloth.
Here are the steps at a glance:
- Fill the sink with warm soapy water, then add your dirty Gotham steel pan. Let it soak for 10 minutes before scrubbing away any stubborn food particles using a sponge or brush. Rinse thoroughly under running water until all of the soap has been removed from the pan.
- To get rid of stubborn stains, soap the pan with a dish-washing liquid and scrub thoroughly.
Do not use abrasives or steel wool pads; oven cleaners or bleach-containing products (may damage coating). Do not wash in dishwasher with detergent and do not allow it to soak more than 30 minutes as there may be some risk of damaging the coating. If you're not worried about scratching the ceramic coating while washing in the dishwasher, make sure to use a mild soapy water for this case.
Always dry thoroughly before storing away
Because the ceramic surface is a porous material, it can hold onto odors if it's left wet or damp for too long. On the other hand, because titanium metal reacts with water and will rust over time, always dry your pan immediately after washing to prevent oxidation from occurring.
A quick way to clean the pan off after cooking, use hot water and scrub it with a soft dish brush or sponge. To get all the stubborn bits of food out, you must also follow up by wiping down the pan using paper towels or a clean cloth soaked in hot water.
We recommend wiping your pan dry with a towel; alternatively, you can put it in the oven for 10 minutes at 200°F to ensure all moisture is gone.