How to clean ceramic frying pans

Updated February 21, 2017

The durability and care of ceramic frying pans varies by manufacturer. Some brands advertise a scratch-free surface. Depending on the brand, an abrasive cleaner or cleaning pad may scratch the surface of a ceramic frying pan, but most are typically dishwasher safe. Before cleaning your ceramic frying pan, read the manufacturer's care instructions.

Remove the frying pan from the stove and allow it to cool before cleaning.

Drain off any grease or loose debris.

Sprinkle baking soda liberally on any cooked-on food. If there is no stubborn cooked-on food, skip this step and go directly to the last step.

Add enough water to moisten the baking soda.

Let the pan sit for two to three hours.

Rinse the pan and lift off the food, which should now be loose.

Wash the pan with warm water and liquid dish soap. Rinse thoroughly. Instead of hand washing, put the rinsed pan in the dishwasher and wash, if the pan is dishwasher safe.


Instead of using baking soda, add dish soap to the frying pan, fill with hot water and let it soak overnight to loosen stuck-on food.


Don't drain grease into your sink's drain. Pour it into an empty coffee tin.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap
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Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.