Using Your Heavy-Gauge Aluminum Cookware
- Before using your cookware for the first time, hand-wash with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly, then season by lightly rubbing cooking oil onto the nonstick cooking surface and heating over medium heat for two to three minutes. When cool, hand-wash in warm, soapy water, then rinse and dry thoroughly.
- 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 and void the warranty.
- Cook or boil using low to medium heat only. Since aluminum yields excellent conductivity and delivers even heat distribution, the usage of high heat is not necessary. Using a high heat setting 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 or allow gas flames to extend up sides of pans and overheat handles.
- Your cookware is oven-safe up to 350°F (176°C). Even though, the handles and lids are oven-safe, they will get hot in the oven and on the stove top, particularly gas stoves where an open flame is used. Therefore, please use protective mitts to safely handle hot cookware. Do not use under an oven broiler unit.
- To prevent warping, avoid sudden temperature changes such as immersing hot cookware in cold water. Always let the cookware cool before washing.
- When using cookware on ceramic glass stove tops, always lift (do not slide) to move to avoid scratching the cooktop.
This cookware was developed for general use on conventional cooktops as identified by the cooktop icons. However, due to the finish applied to the bottom of the items, certain
cooktops, especially ceramic glass, may require special handling/care when using this cookware. To avoid damage/scratches on ceramic/glass cooktops (when applicable), we recommend to read your appliance’s Use and Care instructions prior to using the items.
Cleaning and Caring For Your Heavy-Gauge Aluminum Cookware
Interior Cleaning: The nonstick cooking surface on your cookware ensures easy cleanup with just soap and water. Should burnt grease or food residue collect on the surface, it can usually 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.
• SEASON YOUR COOKWARE BEFORE FIRST USE
• DO NOT USE NONSTICK AEROSOL COOKING SPRAYS
• USE ONLY LOW TO MEDIUM HEAT
• USE ONLY SILICONE, NYLON, BAMBOO OR WOOD UTENSILS
• OVEN-SAFE UP TO 350ºF (176ºC)
Understanding Tempered Glass Lids
- Industrial glass is tempered by a controlled thermal treatment process to increase its strength when compared with normal glass.
- The thermal treatment of glass 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, making tempered glass lids safer for use within household kitchens provided the instructions below are observed.
Cleaning and Caring For Your Tempered Glass Lids
- 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 glass lid on a cold surface or immersing a hot glass lid in cold water.
- Always let the lid cool before washing, as sudden temperature changes can break the glass.
- Do not place a cold glass 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 the manufacturer for replacement information.
- OVEN-SAFE UP TO 350ºF (176ºC)
- 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 THE USE OF A DAMAGED LID