Here are our top tips for keeping your long-lasting Falcon looking timeless and vibrant:
TOP TIPS FOR CLEANING ENAMELWARE
You can use a dishwasher, but make sure you scrub off stubborn stains first…
Falcon can safely be washed in your dishwasher. However, you’ll need to use a scratch-proof sponge or brush before you place them in to help scrub off stubborn stains and food. This won’t take long and it just needs a quick brush to loosen up anything that’s been caked in. You’ll want to do this shortly after you’re done with the dishes so that the stains haven’t dried on your enamelware yet.
Baking soda is still the magic ingredient to remove caked-on stains
When growing herbs in pots and containers it’s good to combine topsoil and compost in equal parts to create the ideal conditions for you herbs to thrive. You can also add in some grit or stones for Mediterranean herbs that thrive in free draining soils. For perennial herbs - those that keep growing year after year - use a pot that is at least 20cm deep. Annual herbs that only grow for one season will be fine in slightly smaller pots. However, the larger the pot you use, the more abundant your herbs will be.
Scrape off stains with a wooden tool
Either use a wooden scraper tool or the back of a spoon to get stubborn stains off. A flat edge will make things much easier especially if the stains aren’t budging. You can use this together with a baking soda paste to help get the stains off even quicker. Make sure you don’t use a metal spoon because it could damage the enamel!
Lemon juice and salt scrub for stubborn stains
A mixture of lemon juice and salt can work wonders on Falcon enamelware. Sprinkle salt onto the stain, making sure there’s enough to cover it. Cut a lemon and squeeze the juice over the salt and let it soak into the stain. It should turn into a paste that you can use to scrub against the stain with a sponge. The stain should slowly start to lift off the enamel, and you can then wash it off and rinse the salt and lemon juice off. Use warm water and rinse it thoroughly while wiping away any residue with a clean cloth. Finally, allow it to air dry or wipe it clean with a dry towel.
General enamelware care tips
Ensure that you keep your Falcon as clean as possible at all times. For instance, if you plan to bake with our Falcon pie set, then you’ll want to spray a light mist of oil in the tins before you use them. This will help to reduce sticking and can make cleaning up afterwards a lot easier.
Another good tip is to never use abrasive cleaners. This means you shouldn’t use any rough scrubbers and you definitely shouldn’t use steel wool. These abrasive sponges can easily damage your Falcon.
Lastly, try and adjust the heat of your enamel carefully if you’re using it to bake. Warm it gradually and make sure you cool it down slowly too. Start with a lower heat, allow the enamel to heat up, then slowly increase it to your desired heat level. Allow it to sit in your oven after use and let it cool down slowly instead of running cold water over it immediately. This will help prevent your enamel kitchenware from warping.
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