How To Clean Discolored Enamel Cookware: Easy & Effective Cleaning Hacks


No matter what type of cookware you use to cook your daily dishes, everything discolors and stains over time.

But everything has a proper way to maintain that can save it for long-term usage.

Enamel cookware is convenient and easy to clean after cooking.

The surface of enamel cookware is smooth, hard and highly stable. Most amazingly this type of cookware is easy to clean, and they are fully heat resistant.

Though enamelled cookware is nearly easy to clean but cooking in a hurry or carelessly can burn its surface miserably.

With boiling water, you can clean the surface partially. But the stain will be stuck on the surface and will damage the root surface soon.

On the other hand, if we use any abrasive cleaner or strong chemical cleaner to clean the burned or discolored enamel cookware, then the situation can be more worsen than before.

By following some basics we can easily fix that issue and make the discolored enamel pot looks newer like the first use.

Here are some extensive tips that will give you a unique insight into how to clean discolored enamel cookware easily and effectively.

Basic Ingredients that can clean your Enamel Cookware Effectively

  • Salt
  • Warm Water
  • Lime
  • Baking Soda
  • Cookware Cleaner

Initial Steps to Clean Enamel Cookware

  • Let your cookware cool before clean
  • You can cool the cookware faster by taping on the water inside the cookware
  • Pour some cleaner inside
  • use soft scrapers or nylon pads to clean
  • Gently scrub the surface
  • Clean the cookware with mildly cool water

Fruitful Way To Clean Discolored Enamel Cookware

As mentioned with some basic things you can easily clean the cookware. But with the short details, I’ll describe the whole function that can give you the proper understanding of cleaning the discolored cookware including the pot, pan and others.

  • Boil Water Before Cleaning

Hot water can easily remove food waste and grease from the enamel. This process will speed up the cleaning possibilities and most of the waste is certainly cleaned up with boil water. In that case, you can do this with 2 processes. Either you can boil the water inside that enamel cookware or you can boil the water into other cookware and pour it inside the enamel cookware, then keep it for 15 to 2o minutes moderately. While this process can effectively work to remove food stains but it may not be effective to pull out rust.

Pulling out rust from enamelled roasting pans is so hard!

It only works effectively if you follow the process slightly opposed. Let the pan soak overnight and then clean it the next day. That can undeniably remove the stains and dense rust.

  • Try Out Baking Soda

Cleaning all types of cookware can long last their durability. When it comes to cleaning enamel cookware, it works like magic. As it is formulated with strong power, it effectively cleans up the discolored enamel.

It works way better than other household products. It takes minimum efforts to take away all gunk. Just with the twist of a few steps like boiling a decent amount of water and then adding one or 2 tablespoons of baking soda into the cookware. Make a thick paste and keep it few minutes and scrub with a soft sruber.  

As baking soda is mildly abrasive it only washes away the stains.

  • Scrub The Surface With Baking Soda and Salt

Possibly this one will be the best tip for you and I’m pretty sure you’ll love to use this method on your next cleaning period. As this step really helps to make a refreshing vibe on cookwares, it’s always my favourite method to clean them. Just cover the surface stains with salt and add lime juice there. Up next scrub on the stain where you put on the salt and softly scrub the salt on the peel of the lemon.

You will see that the stains will come out with this soft method of cookware clean and same time lime scent will add a fresh vibe to it.

  • Use Useful Cookware Cleaner

Most abrasive cleaners can harm your cookware though they claim it would help to reduce stains, and rust and clean discolored enamel cooking stuff. So, when you’re going to pick any cleaner, be very very careful with your choice. Never pick highly acidic or aggressive cleaners. It is always up to you which one you want to purchase for yourself. With the use of a wet cloth clean it with a mild cleaner and surly pull the right one.

Tips To Restore Discolored Enamel Cookware

Enamel cookware can discolored if you are not careful with it whenever you use this type of cookware. Immediate wash after cooking. That can prevent from sticky food waste and also reduce the risk of damage. Less scrubbing is also helpful for this. If you immediately wash off the gunk, then you don’t need to scrub on the surface madly. The surface will soak easily and it will let you clean easily too.

Use a minimum amount of butter or oil during cooking your dishes.

Final Thoughts

Cleaning should be your daily habit to keep everything safe to use for a long time. It takes only a few minutes to clean enamel cookware as the surface build-up for easy to use and truly cooking inside this type of cookware is too easy for us. I know we all love to cook our dishes in a nice pan or pot. When I get discolor or damage that makes us hurt. So, if we want to use them for a long time we should take great care of them.

With my abovementioned maintenance and cleaning hacks, you can save your enamel cookware and nothing can worsen it next time.