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This step-by-step tutorial by StatUpBox on YouTube shows how to remove stains off an enamel dutch oven. It’s a quick and easy way to get your dutch oven almost new again. Try this method 3-4 times a year or when necessary. There are many other ways to remove the stains, but this is an easy and effective cleaning tip. I don’t have a dutch oven, but I want one because it comes in handy when cooking one-pot meals. I heard it’s useful, but if you want longevity of the dutch oven, there’s specific care for them.
First, remove any grease or food particles on the inside of the dutch oven. Add dish soap and warm water. Use a dual-sided sponge and scrub gently with the green side all around. Rinse off with water. Transfer the dutch oven to a flat surface and fill it with tap water. Add 1 teaspoon of bleach per 2 quarters of water. This will dilute the bleach. Continue to watch StatUpBox tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, once the bleach mixture has sat in the dutch oven overnight, or for at least 12 hours, dump the water. Remove any bleach by using soap and water and scrub.
Note: it’s important to do this only a couple of times a year because it can damage the coating. If you don’t use it oven, you can wash it one time a year. Bleach sounds weird to clean the stains off the dutch oven, but it is diluted with water until it’s full. Also, I’m sure you can use baking soda too, but this requires gentle care. It’s great that there are videos to help make your dutch oven brand new again.