Although dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended. They’re easy to clean because of the naturally non-stick nature of MEC clay. It’s best to avoid harmful, toxic soaps. To wash: get the pot completely wet, sprinkle baking soda, scrub and rinse off. Wipe it with a cotton towel/rag and put it away to dry.
Food very rarely sticks to the bottom. If you’ve accidentally overcooked or burned food, pour some warm water in the pot, sprinkle baking soda and let it sit for 10 minutes, scrub clean — food would come off the bottom easily — rinse and dry. For tough to clean spots, you can use a scrubber, there is no coating so no fear of scraping any harmful enamels or glazes.
For more information on using MEC as Rice cooker, Slow cooker, Dutch Oven, Yogurt maker, Bread baker, for roasting, Please click on the respective links.