Take apart any item that can be cleaned in pieces. If possible, remove handles from pans. If you have a dishwasher and the hot water temperature is at least 140 degrees F., use a long wash cycle and heated drying cycle to clean and disinfect dishwasher-safe items. Regarding other items, or all items if you don't have a dishwasher, follow these steps:
Since 1922, the Cookware Manufacturers Association has served both the public and its members with information, statistics and standards for cookware, bakeware and kitchenware. The CMA provides numerous services for members including standard development, statistical information, research, reports and government monitoring. For consumers, the association publishes helpful information on the selection, use and maintenance of cookware and bakeware. The association also maintains a brand name index to help consumers contact manufacturers for service. Visit www.cookware.org or call (205) 802-7600 for more information.