We've been using Le Creuset pots for a few months now. Here's what I found on their website about the care of them.
|Remove stubborn food residues with a plastic or sponge scourer only-do not use metal scourers or abrasive cleaners of any kind.
So, a plastic
scrubbie sponge would be fine. In fact, that's what we've been using, and we have no scratches (except a couple from when dh left them in the dish drainer and they scratched each other
: ). It works really well for cleaning them, too. The pans with bumpy interiors tear up the sponges badly, though. (I'm sure they're not talking about Bon Ami or baking soda as being abrasive and I would imagine they would be fine.)
I don't know what to do about the interiors darkening. Ours haven't yet. Maybe try some lemon juice??
|We've kind of ended up with one of every color. We've bought each shape (that we own, we don't have the whole line) when it's been on sale and have had to make due with the colors available.
Be glad you haven't ended up with one in the jade color. It's a like puke green (we sent back a teapot in that one because we just couldn't stomach it). We have blue, too, by the way. It's pretty, but I'd like it better if it were darker (like the blue teapot).