All-clad stainless steel cookware requires a little more maintenance to keep clean than non-stick cookware. Keep your all-clad stainless steel cookware clean with guidance from a personal chef in this free video on cookware cleaning.
Welcome everyone. My name is Thanitra Pichedvanichok, otherwise known to my students as Chef T. I'm a personal chef, caterer, and culinary instructor at Tspoons, my boutique cooking school in Ladera Ranch, California. In this clip, we're going to show you how to clean all-clad stainless steel cookware. Now, I love my all-clad, but there is a downside in that it requires a little more maintenance than non-stick cookware, but all you need is actually a couple simple things. First, you'll need a good stainless steel cleaner, such as bar keeper's friend. Then, you'll also need a non-abrasive sponge, and some hot water, and that's all you need to clean your stainless steel. So, I'm going to go ahead and turn on my hot water and fill up my all-clad with the hot water. Now, you want to make sure you completely cover all of the food that's caked on in there. Okay, that looks pretty good there. And now I'm going to take it over to my stove. So, now I'm going to go ahead and put it on my stove top and turn on my flame. Make sure you have a nice, strong flame there so that is boils up. There we go. So, we're going to let it sit there until it boils, and once it comes to a boil we're going to turn off the heat and take it back over to the sink. So now that I've removed my pot from the stove top, I'm going to take out most of the water that was in there, until I have just about a cup left in there. Well, just a little bit more. That looks pretty good there. Now, I'm going to take my stainless steel cleaner and sprinkle a generous amount into the pan to make a good, thick paste. There we go, that looks pretty good. So, now I'm just going to let it soak for about ten to fifteen minutes to make sure that the stainless steel cleaner has enough time to just really soak in there and dislodge all of the food particles, and we'll come back in a few to give it a good rinse. So, now that our paste that we made from our stainless steel cleaner and a little bit of water has been soaking in here for about fifteen minutes, we're going to go ahead and give it a good scrub and rinse. I'm going to actually put on my gloves first because I want to make sure that I protect my hands, because this stainless steel cleaner could irritate your skin, and over time could damage it as well, so we want to make sure we protect our hands when we're using any type of cleaner. So, now I'm going to take my non-abrasive sponge and just kind of give it a good scrub to get off all of the food and grime that's stuck. Now, it's a lot easier now that it has been soaking in the paste there. So, we're able to get out all the food there. I'm going to turn on my hot water and give it a good rinse, and take off all the food there. I'm going to go ahead and take my dish rag, make sure it's nice and dry. It's looking beautiful. And as you can see now, it's nice, shiny and clean. And that's how you clean your stainless steel all-clad cookware.