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 can also boil 3 tablespoons of baking soda per quart of water for 15-30 minutes to help loosen baked on messes.
As an alternative to soaking, you may also spray Visions liberally with Lye-based oven cleaner and seal it in a plastic bag for an 30-60 mins. 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.
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, after the trying the above, your Visions or Pyrex lids still look cloudy then they may have been previously damaged from "over-cleaning" with an abrasive or bad quality detergent.
For metal utensil marks: Try the above methods first. If they remain, try silver polish, heavy-duty metal polish, or Weiman's Glass Cooktop Cleaner. Generously cover any utensil marks with it, allow it to sit for up to 30 mins, and then 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.