Recently, Kitchen Charm representatives sat down to discuss the use and care of its premium waterless cookware.
Q: We really appreciate you taking time to chat with us today. Kitchen Charm cookware has become a hot topic.
Kitchen Charm: We’re partial, but we do think it’s definitely worth talking about.
Q: For those who aren’t familiar with Kitchen Charm, can you tell our readers a little bit about the company?
Kitchen Charm: Kitchen Charm of Canada was founded more than 30 years ago with the singular goal of helping our fellow North American home chefs cook and eat healthier food.
Q: We know that Kitchen Charm cookware is some of the best on the market. Is it difficult to care for?
Kitchen Charm: No, not at all. The first piece of advice we give new customers is to make sure they wash their new cookware thoroughly before the first use.
Q: With just plain soap and water?
Kitchen Charm: Soap, water, and about a quarter cup of vinegar. A standard kitchen sponge or dishcloth works perfectly for drying.
Q: Why do you recommend washing it before use?
Kitchen Charm: As with any manufactured item, cookware may contain residual oils or certain polishing compounds. While not necessarily harmful, leaving this residue on the metal may result in staining or discoloration.
Q: What about after the first use?
Kitchen Charm: One of the best features about Kitchen Charm is that the cookware is dishwasher safe. For those who would rather do it the old-fashioned way, hot soapy water does the job.
Q: Is it possible to prevent water spots?
Kitchen Charm: That has a lot less to do with the cookware, then the condition of the water where you live. Some areas with hard water can result in unsightly water spots or scaling. We recommend using a mild abrasive, such as Bar Keepers Friend or Cameo, to remove any water spots.
Q: We’ve heard that certain types of foods can leave a white film on pots and pans. What is it, and how can it be removed?
Kitchen Charm: Kitchen Charm pots and pans may present with a thin white film that’s left over from starches and cooked food. While it doesn’t actually affect the cookware’s performance, a little bit of vinegar or lemon juice will remove the residue.
Q: Let’s talk burnt on stains…
Kitchen Charm: For burnt on food particles on the inside, fill the pan with water to the halfway point and allowed to boil for a couple of minutes. Once the water has cooled, you can simply wash the pan like normal.
Q: What about discoloration on the outside?
Kitchen Charm: An overnight oven cleaner should remove stains and food particles without damaging the exterior luster.
Q: When I’m done cooking, can I store my leftovers in the cookware?
Kitchen Charm: Unfortunately no, leaving food in contact with surgical stainless steel for long amounts of time can cause staining or pitting.
Q: Why is that?
Kitchen Charm: Many foods contain acids, fats, salts, and seasonings that are harmful to the surface of your Kitchen Charm cookware.
Q: You’ve provided us with a lot of great information today. Thank you.
Kitchen Charm: It’s been a pleasure.