RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CLEANING AND STORAGE OF YOUR CORNING VISIONS
Simply wash VISIONS in hot soapy water, with a nylon pad, after use. The incredibly hard, smooth surface won't get ingrained with food and will typically wipe right off. For baked or burned on food, soak it straight away. Visions is also completely dishwasher safe. Continue reading below for more detailed suggestions on care and storage.
NOTE: Take heed of the important info in regard to cleaning “Non-Stick Visions” with a SilverStone coating, if you own any of those pieces.
VISIONS CARE AND CLEANING
For general washing by hand, use normal dishwashing liquid like Dawn. Look for sponges that are advertised as non-scratch (or safe for non-stick coatings), such as the Scotch-Brite "Stay Clean" Scrubber, and they will be fine for use on Visions. If something a bit more abrasive is required, you can add baking soda to the mix.
For heavy cooked-on or burned-on food and grease, soak the cookware in hot water with detergent or white vinegar. You may also spray Visions liberally with oven cleaner and seal it in a plastic bag for a few hours. Fume-free oven cleaner, lacking lye, may also be used but it might take longer to do the work. Note: Do not use plastic bags with any sort of printing as it may be transferred to the cookware during the process, requiring additional cleaning.
As an alternative to soaking or the use of oven cleaner, you can also boil 1 tablespoon of baking soda per quart of water for 15-30 minutes to help loosen baked on messes.
For mineral/chemical deposits, soak and wash with an equal mixture of water and white vinegar or lemon juice. A baking soda and vinegar paste or basic white toothpaste w/baking soda is good for scrubbing away many hazy films. CLR can quickly dissolve hard-to-remove deposits without scrubbing and there is a foaming version for kitchen use. You can even use diluted bleach.
If you see metal utensil marks on your Visions, try the above methods first. If they remain, try metal polish or Weiman's Glass Cooktop Cleaner. Pfaltzgraff Cleaner can, also, produce good results if used carefully (it contains Silica, an abrasive, so do NOT scrub Visions using this cleaner. Generously cover any utensil marks with it, allow it to sit for 30 mins, and then wash it off and scrub with baking soda.)
As mentioned previously, abrasive products such as scouring pads and cleansers should be avoided. Abrasive cleaners can cause damage that may not be noticeable at first but can lead to sticking food and “fogging” of the cookware as time goes on. Bar Keeper’s Friend, for example, includes Feldspar which will leave micro scratches in the ceramic-glass itself. Visions damaged by “over-cleaning” can NOT be repaired.
VISIONS HANDLING AND STORAGE
*If you must stack Visions cookware, invert the lids and stack smaller vessels on larger ones.
*Do not nest. Hard bumps while nesting can cause breakage. If you must nest Visions, place a towel between each vessel.