Moneta Cookware - Made in Italy


Spring Cleaning: Begin with the Dishwasher 0

When did you last clean your dishwasher? As one of the hardest working appliances in your home, your dishwasher deserves a thorough cleaning every few months. Did you know you can easily and safely clean your dishwasher with products you likely have around the house? No harsh chemicals required!

You'll need to have white vinegar, baking soda, and a little bit of time to run through two washing cycles. A pair of gloves is helpful but not required. Begin with an empty dishwasher. With gloves on, sweep the drain area for debris and place in the garbage. Next, add one cup of white vinegar to a dishwasher-safe bowl and place on the top rack. Choose the hottest heat setting and run the dishwasher through a cycle. The heat combined with vinegar will loosen any grease or grime and will work to deodorize the unit.

After the first cycle is complete, generously sprinkle one cup of baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher. Baking soda will brighten your unit as well as deodorize and aid in removing any musty smells. Again, select the hottest water temperature and run the dishwasher through a cycle, and you're done! 

You'll want to clean your dishwasher every few months. Stay tuned for more spring cleaning tips from Moneta Cookware USA!

  • Whitney Bashaw

Counting Down to the Super Bowl 0

What do you love most about the Super Bowl? Is it the camaraderie among other fans cheering for your favorite team? Sporting your favorite player's jersey? The half-time show? Perhaps you enjoy the 30-second commercials? (Which, by the way, cost about $5 million dollars to air during the game). Like many, you probably find some enjoyment in the snacks and drinks that are available! Whether you're thinking of hosting your own Super Bowl Sunday watch party or taking a dish to share, we've got some great recipes to share:
Try crowd-pleasing Sheet Pan Nachos from Southern Living to please everyone!
Last year, Americans consumed an estimated 1.33 BILLION chicken wings during the Super Bowl. For a healthier option try serving Baked Buffalo Wings. If you'd like to serve a vegetarian option check out the Food Network's Cauliflower Hot Wings! We love using the IUNO Riviera 1.5 Quart Sauce Pan to heat up up the buffalo sauce used in this recipe. 
Save a little money on pizza delivery by making these delicious Pepperoni and Asiago Pin Wheels from Bon Appetite
If you're looking to please the kiddos, don't forget the hotdogs! Grill them on the stove using the IUNO Riviera Grill Pan, then keep them warm during the game using a slow cooker. 
It's not a Super Bowl without pretzels, chips and dips so don't forget to toss those in the grocery cart, along with the ingredients for Baked BLT Dip
If you're wanting to end the Super Bowl on a sweet note check out Fluffy Smores Dip and don't forget the Graham Crackers! 
  • Whitney Bashaw

Give Your Oven a Fresh Start for the New Year 0

The holidays have passed and many ovens are left caked in grease and grime. From roasting turkeys and Chex Mix to baking delicious pies and cookies, there's bound to be some residue left behind. Treat your oven with a little extra care by cleaning it without the use of harsh chemicals. You'll need baking soda, vinegar in a spray bottle, a wet rag and a sponge. That's it!

Before cleaning the oven should be completely cooled. Remove the oven racks and soak in the kitchen sink in hot water with a 1/2 cup of vinegar. (If your oven racks don't fit in the kitchen sink you can soak them in the bathtub, be sure to place a towel underneath to avoid scratching your tub). If possible, allow soaking overnight. 

While the oven racks are soaking, make a baking soda paste. Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water to form a paste. Spread the paste inside the oven on the base and along the walls,  avoiding the heating elements. (Hint: It's normal for the paste to turn brown). Leave the paste to sit overnight.

Use a wet rag to wipe up as much of the paste as possible. Spritz remaining paste with vinegar (the combination of vinegar and baking soda will form a foam reaction, this is normal and expected).  

Wipeout remaining vinegar and baking soda residue. Give the oven racks a light scrub with a scrubbing sponge, rinse with water and return to them to the oven. Enjoy your clean oven!

Wishing you a warm and blessed New Year from everyone at Moneta Cookware USA!

  • Whitney Bashaw

Clearing the Holiday Clutter 0

The holiday season is coming to an end and we're just days away from ringing in the new year. Over the holiday season, you've likely accumulated new things - perhaps gift from loved ones or items for entertaining. Maybe you were lucky enough to receive some Moneta Cookware to add to your collection (we hope so!). With an influx of new items, now is the perfect time to eliminate excess clutter from your life.

A current trend among families with children is the "get one, give one" principle which is pretty self-explanatory: for every gift you receive you give something you have to donate.  Be sure that your donations are gently used and in good condition before boxing them to give. Your previously loved items are sure to find a good home with a surplus of charities waiting to take donations. 

As 2017 draws to a close, we hope you will reflect on the past year. Express gratitude for the challenges life has presented, the joy you've experienced, relationships that you have and everything in between.

On behalf of everyone at Moneta Cookware USA, thank you for your continued patronage. We wish you a blessed and happy new year!

  • Whitney Bashaw

Christmas Markets: An Italian Christmas Tradition 0

Do you partake in a favorite shopping tradition for the Christmas holiday? In the USA, many shoppers rush to retail stores on Black Friday (the day following Thanksgiving) to score Christmas gifts at a hefty discount. There's also Cyber Monday where many Americans browse online to find gifts at a discount from the comfort of their own homes and offices. While there is no wrong way to shop for Christmas, these hyped up shopping experiences lack a certain Christmas magic.


In Italy, Christmas magic is never in short supply. Even their shopping experiences have a whimsical touch. The Italian Christmas Market is a prime example of Christmas cheer present in every aspect of the holiday. According to various sources, the Christmas season in Italy doesn't begin until December 8th, when they celebrate The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. During this celebration, Italians decorate Christmas trees and set out their nativity scenes. Speaking of nativity scenes, St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223.

Several days before The Feast of Immaculate Conception, many Italian Christmas Markets open. These outdoor markets are traditionally comprised of wooden huts. Though each market is different, they each offer a variety of seasonal items. At these markets, you can purchase gifts such as candles, ceramics, handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and delicious seasonal foods. From roasted chestnuts to delicious pastries such as treccia mochena, and vin brule (mulled wine) to parampampoli (hot toddies) there's something for everyone. Some Christmas Markets feature outdoor skating rinks. Many markets feature performance artists singing Christmas songs. It sounds like a holiday haven. It's the most wonderful time of the year, indeed. 

  • Whitney Bashaw

Holiday Shopping Online? Here Are Important Order Cut Off Dates 0


Thanksgiving has already passed and we can hardly believe it. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us. Are you embracing the excitement and spirit of the season? At Moneta Cookware USA, we certainly are. 

If you still have holiday shopping to do, don't worry you're among good company. With plenty of days left to shop before Hanukkah which begins Tuesday, December 12th and Christmas which falls on Monday, December 25th, we wanted to give you a heads up on shipping.

As online shopping continues to grow, the demand for delivery does as well. To receive your items ordered, it's best to order as early in the shopping season as possible. To receive your Moneta orders before Christmas, you'll want to take note of the order cut off dates below. As always, enjoy free ground shipping* on Moneta orders over $50! A flat rate shipping charge of $5 applies to orders under $50.

The following are the final order dates for UPS/Fed Ex shipments to be delivered before December 25th.


UPS/Fed Ex Ground – Orders must be placed by December 13, 2017 


UPS/Fed Ex 3 day – Orders must be placed by December 17, 2017


UPS/Fed Ex 2 day – Orders must be placed by December 18, 2017 


UPS/Fed Ex Next Day – Orders must be placed by December 19, 2017


The final order date for United States Postal Service (USPS) will be December 10, 2017 NOTE: There is no guarantee that any shipments by USPS will deliver on time.
The order dates above apply to shipment to the 48 contiguous United States. Please contact us at or call 888.391.2020 for information on other shipping locations.

  • Whitney Bashaw