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Caring for your cookware

First Use
Before first use, remove labels, wash your pan in hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. If you use electric heat sources, do not allow the heat source to extend beyond the base of the pan. In case of using a gas cooker, the gas flame should be held within the diameter of the pan. This prevents overheating the handles.

After use, always wash your cookware in hot soapy water, rinse with hot water and dry immediately. Never use cleaning products containing chlorine or bleach as these could damages the stainless steel layer.

Non stick coatings
Avoid cutting into non-stick surfaces. Use wooden and plastic utensils to maximize the life of your cookware. Lubricate the non-stick layer from time to time, so that it will last longer. For that, simply apply a very light layer of oil to coat the non-stick surface of the pan and let it stand for 10 minutes. Wipe away oil residue with a dry paper towel.

A well heated pan does not stick. To know when your pan is ready for cooking (1 or 2 minutes on a heat source), put a drop of water in your pan. When it starts to turn, the heating process has begun. Repeated overheating can ware out the coating and therefore needs to be avoided!

In case something is burned, simply leave some water in your pan for a few hours. Never use coarse spunges to clean your pan.

How to remove....

  • Small grey/white points: These are caused by minerals in the water from starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Boil some water and vinegar or just pour a little lemon juice in your pan, rinse and dry carefully.
  • Stubborn bits of food: Soften the bits of food by pouring boiled water into the pan, rinse and dry.
  • Corrosion on the surface: Corrosion is caused by adding salt to cold water. Therefore it is recommended to always add salt to boiling water or warm food.
  • Blue discoloration: Discoloration is a normal reaction when stainless steel is heated. Use a stainless steel or copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
  • Scratches and/or dents: It is possible for scratches to appear on stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However, scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware.