Let the kitchenware cool completely after cooking before immersing it in water.
Wash the kitchenware gently, by hand, with a mild detergent and warm water. Use a nylon mesh scrubber to remove baked-on food particles. Never use abrasive cleansers or metal scouring pads on nonstick surfaces.
Rinse in warm water.
Dry the kitchenware immediately with a soft dish towel to prevent water streaks, especially on stainless steel cookware.
Store the kitchenware in a cupboard, rather than on an open shelf, to reduce dust accumulation.
Place a sheet of bubble wrap or a piece of cushioned fabric between kitchenware items if they are nested or stacked together. The fabric prevents scratches on nonstick surfaces -- such as frying pans with Teflon coating -- and general wear on metal surfaces.
Wipe the inside of an item with a soft cloth to remove dust before each use.