Use and Care
SEASON YOUR COOKWARE BEFORE ITS FIRST USE
DO NOT USE NONSTICK AEROSOL COOKING SPRAYS
USE ONLY LOW TO MEDIUM HEAT
USE ONLY SILICONE, NYLON, BAMBOO OR WOOD UTENSILS
Using your Cookware
Before using your cookware for the first time, hand-wash with warm, soapy water and dry thoroughly. Then season by lightly rubbing cooking oil onto the cooking surface and heating the cookware over medium heat for two to three minutes. When cool, hand-wash in warm, soapy water and rinse.
Do not use nonstick aerosol cooking sprays in your cookware. They will leave a residue, which may be difficult to remove, and will cause foods to stick to the cookware.
To preserve the look and performance of your cookware, we recommend using silicone, nylon, bamboo or wood utensils when cooking. Regardless of how hard the cooking surface is, using metal utensils or sharp objects will damage the cooking surface over time.
Cook using low to medium heat only. Since aluminum cookware yields excellent conductivity and delivers even heat distribution, the usage of high heat is not necessary. In fact, the use of high heat can permanently discolor and damage your cookware and void the warranty.
Keep the cookware on the burner only during the necessary time for cooking. Do not overheat empty cookware.
Your cookware is oven-safe up to 350¼F (176¼C). Even though the handles are oven-safe, they will get hot in the oven and on the stovetop, particularly gas stoves where an open flame is used. Therefore, please use protective mitts when handling the cookware. Do not use under an oven broiler unit.
Avoid sudden temperature changes such as immersing hot cookware in cold water. Always let the cookware cool before washing.
Interior Cleaning: The new cooking surface on your cookware ensures easy cleanup with just soap and water. Should burnt grease or food residue collect on the surface, it usually can be removed with warm water and a mild detergent. For extreme cases, residue can be removed with a thorough cleaning using Soft Scrub¨. Do not use abrasive cleansers, steel wool or coarse scouring pads.
Your cookware is dishwasher-safe. However, we recommend hand-washing and drying to optimize the life and performance of the interior and exterior finishes.
Tempered Glass Lid (where applicable)
Oven-safe up to 350¡F (176¡C).
Avoid sudden or severe temperature changes.
Do not immerse hot lid in cold water.
Thermal shock can cause a tempered glass lid to shatter.
Immediately discontinue use of damaged lid.
Understanding Tempered Glass Lids
Industrial glass is tempered by a controlled thermal treatment process to increase its strength when compared with normal glass.
Tempering creates balanced internal stresses which cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards.
The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury. Under normal usage, and by following the instructions below, tempered glass lids are safer for use within household kitchens.
However, extra caution must be used when handling glass lids.
When cleaning a glass lid, do not use abrasive cleansers, steel wool or coarse scouring pads, as they may scratch the surface of the glass lid, which may cause breakage over time.
Avoid sudden temperature changes such as placing a hot lid on a cold surface or immersing a hot lid in cold water.
Always let the lid cool before washing, as sudden temperature changes can break the glass.
Do not place a cold lid from the refrigerator directly in a heated oven or on a hot pan. Allow the lid to reach room temperature prior to use.
IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE THE USE of a lid that has been damaged during transportation, accidentally dropped or shows signs of damage or scratching.
Continuing to use a damaged tempered glass lid may cause shattering without warning, leading to possible injuries to users or bystanders.
Contact Tramontina’s Customer Service Department for replacement information.