As with any new piece of cookware, pots should be washed before first use. The Quick-Cook Bean Pot is dishwasher safe. It can also be hand washed with mild detergent.
The low heat source should be a “simmer/low” setting on a gas or electric stovetop, hot plate, or induction cook top (with an interface disk). This pot is not intended for use in microwaves, ovens or grills.