This puppy is tough, but not indestructible. Softer tools like wood and silicone are your friend. Use metal tools carefully, and try not to scrape too hard.


Heat over medium or low heat, slowly, to ensure even heat distribution and for the best cooking results. Remember: these babies get hot and stay that way. If you’re serving straight from Milo (and it’s too pretty not to!) remember to place the pot on a trivet or heat-resistant surface. You can use Milo in the oven up to 450 degrees. It will withstand hotter temperatures, but there might be some discoloration or warping of the knob. For best results, keep it to 450 or below.


Yup, this is a real thing. Never plunge Milo into water while it’s still hot. Our enamel is super durable, but thermal shock is still possible, especially for the cast iron beneath the surface. This means the rapid temperature change might result in the enamel cracking.


Some soap, water, and a little sponge action is usually all that’s required. You can also dump some nice, rough kosher salt inside and scrub it around if you need a little more abrasion. Finally, Milo is dishwasher safe -- although repeated dishwasher use may dull the enamel over time. (It’ll still work great though!)


If you see little scratches and lines -- especially if you’ve been scraping with metal tools -- don’t be alarmed. This is normal, and won’t impair performance at all. In many cases, these marks can be completely removed by scrubbing with a little baking soda and water, or a cookware cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend.