Tips & Tricks

Spotless and Sparkling Clean — Daily Dishwashing Tips and Tricks

  • October 2020
  • Melissa

We’ve all been there: Full after having eaten lunch or dinner, all you want to do is shift directly from the dining table to the couch so that you can kick back and watch a movie, read a book, or take a nap ... if only it weren’t for the darn dishwashing that still needs to be done! Dirty pots and pans are piled on top of each other—and you don’t even want to think about the burnt-in bits! Not to worry! If you pay attention to just a few things, you’ll manage to get it all under control! While we can’t make this task a thing of the past for you, our tips and tricks will help you breeze through doing the dishes—all while requiring even less time, water, and energy.

Tip No. 1: Multitasking Saves Time


Whenever possible, try to wash everything you don’t need anymore while you’re cooking. This is especially doable for longer cooking and baking sessions. Is the cake already baking? Then it’s the perfect time to rinse the mixing bowl and dough hook. The stew needs to cook for half an hour? Great, then you can start cleaning the knife, cutting board, and so on. This way, when you’re done cooking you’ll already have done most of the dishes—and won’t have to wash so many after dinner.


By the way: Did you know that the AMC cooking system allows you to cook in a temperature- and time-controlled manner? In addition to an AMC pot, all you need is the Audiotherm acoustic signal transmitter. Its display shows you the temperature range and remaining cooking time. Using acoustic signals, it also lets you know when you need to change the temperature or when the cooking time is over. Cooking gets even more comfortable when you connect the Audiotherm with the Navigenio mobile hotplate via Bluetooth. They can communicate with each other and automatically control the energy input; you no longer need to adjust the temperature yourself. This gives you an opportunity to do other things—like the dishes—in the meantime!


Tip No. 2: Multifunctional? Brilliant!


Need one piece of cookware for different stages of the cooking process? Then just use the same one twice instead of two different ones. Whether it’s a knife, mixing bowl, or cooking spoon, simply rinse it off on the go and reuse it. By the end, the amount of cookware that’s left to clean will be substantially less.

Use the same cooking tool for multiple operations.

Tip No. 3: Soak Early


Vegetables, meat, and more can end up burning—regardless of who the cook is. Burnt-in stains are particularly stubborn and difficult to remove. Other food leftovers in stainless steel pots and pans should also not be given time to dry: They can create stains and cause the material to change. If possible, it’s therefore a good idea to soak the cookware before eating so that you can give it a quick and thorough clean after you’re done. A soaking time of 10 to 20 minutes is usually completely sufficient. However, remember that letting your cookware soak for hours in acidic solution-based dishwater is not recommended because it can become damaged.


By the way: With AMC pots and pans, most of the residue usually dissolves when you take the cookware while it’s still hot after cooking and place it directly under cold water.

Caution: You should only do this if you have not used any oil or fat while cooking! 


Tip No. 4: Careful Usage and Cleaning


If you have stainless steel pots and pans, you should be careful with certain cleaning products and foods. In other words, try to avoid cleaning them with aggressive detergents, scouring agents, and very rough sponges or brushes, as these can damage your stainless steel cookware.


But it’s not just strong cleaning agents that can do a number on your pots and pans. Some foods can also attack their material:

  • Salt: Add salt to soup and pasta water only after it’s come to a boil. High-sodium foods (e.g., cured and pickled products, canned goods) also shouldn’t be stored in stainless steel pots.
  • Acid: Foods that contain a lot of fruit acid (e.g., rhubarb compote or tomato sauce) should not be stored in stainless steel pots.

Tip No. 5: Got a Lot to Wash? Then It’s Time to Use the Dishwasher!

Do you have a lot of dishes that need washing? Then it might be worth putting everything in the dishwasher. Even if it might not seem like it, using the dishwasher often saves a lot more water than when you clean the dishes by hand. Take care to pretreat burnt-on and stubborn stains before putting your cookware in the dishwasher—this will help ensure that all the stains are ultimately removed.

By the way: All AMC pots and pans are dishwasher-safe.

Tip No 6: Let Others Do Some Dishwashing


Especially in a multifamily household, everyone can help out! Did you do the cooking? Then your partner can do the dishes. Have children who are old enough to do the job? Great—then go ahead and set up a dishwashing roster so that everyone can have their turn. This way, the playing field remains fair and altogether everyone has a little less work to do.

Our New AMC Clean & Care Cleaning Line


You can now clean and care for your AMC pots and pans in the best way possible with our new “AMC Clean & Care” cleaning set. Whether for daily cleaning, the perfect shine, or removing the most stubborn stains and burnt-in food, our cleaning products are there to help you out in every situation.

The AMC Clean & Care cleaning series.

AMC Express: Are you dealing with some burnt-in food? Maybe you forgot to soak your pot or pan and have the feeling that you’ll never get rid of the dried food residue? Then pick up the AMC Express. This cleaner effortlessly dissolves the most stubborn stains and burnt-in food.


AMC Clean: If you’d like to clean your pots and pans on a regular basis, use the AMC Clean cleaning cream. It removes all common residues such as grease in no time at all.


AMC Shine: Want your pots and pans to shine like on the day you got them? Then the AMC Shine cleaning gel is your ideal companion in the kitchen! Simply apply, let it work in, and then rinse: Your pots will look as if you had just taken them out of their packaging.

We hope we have been able to give you some valuable tips that will make your dishwashing a little easier in the future. We would be happy to hear from you regarding what tips YOU use to save time and effort when doing the dishes. You can let us know in the forum.