To season your new stoneware, first wash it with warm soapy water and dry it thoroughly. Then, rub a thin layer of vegetable oil all over the surface, including the bottom and sides. Place it in a cool oven and heat to 400°F (200°C) for 30 minutes. Let it cool completely before using.
No, stoneware is not recommended for use on the stove or under a broiler. It is designed for use in the oven or microwave only.
After use, allow the stoneware to cool completely before washing it with warm soapy water. Avoid using harsh scrub brushes or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the stoneware's surface. If there are stubborn food particles, you can soak the stoneware in warm water to help loosen them before washing.
No, it is not recommended to use metal utensils on stoneware as they can scratch or damage the surface. Instead, use wooden, plastic, or silicone utensils when cooking or serving with stoneware.
Yes, stoneware is dishwasher safe. However, it is recommended to wash it by hand to prolong its lifespan and prevent any potential damage from harsh dishwasher detergents. If using the dishwasher, place the stoneware on the top rack and avoid overcrowding it.