The functional pottery you select from Sorrento Stoneware is food safe, dishwasher safe, oven safe and suitable for the microwave. The one exception to this are dishwashers and the pomegranate glaze. I recommend washing these pieces by hand as some dishwashers are hard on this particular glaze. The following are a few things that will help you get the most out of your wares.
- Keep in mind that pottery does not like sudden temperature changes, therefore, the pottery should be at room temperature when placed into the oven.
- Do not pre-heat the oven. The pottery needs to heat up with the oven. Spread the food evenly throughout the pot, as in a casserole. This ensures an even heat, and keeps the pot in balance as the oven temperature rises. The same applies for cooking in a microwave.
- When removing pottery from a hot oven, place it onto a room temperature surface such as a wood trivet, or wood cutting board.
- To remove baked-on-food use soap and a synthetic scouring pad. A quick scrub with baking soda and water will remove heavier stains, such as tea stains.