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Get Your Dutch Oven Sparkling Clean With A Trusty Household Staple
Dutch ovens can be challenging to clean due to their thick, often porous, cast iron construction and their tendency to accumulate stubborn, baked-on residues.
However, using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to clean your Dutch oven can help lift tough stains and scrub away stubborn residues without damaging your pot’s surface.
Begin by rinsing the Dutch oven with warm water to remove any loose debris. For stubborn, stuck-on residue, allow the pot to soak in warm, soapy water for about 15 minutes.
Next, combine equal parts of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide — about two tablespoons of each — to create a paste before applying it to the interior of the Dutch oven.
Then, add a few drops of dish soap and a cup of water, bringing the solution to a low boil over low heat for 20 minutes. Once cooled, use a nonabrasive cloth to scrub the interior.
Lastly, rinse the Dutch oven thoroughly with warm water and repeat the process, if required. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines before cleaning your Dutch oven to prevent damage.