Nonstick bakeware and nonstick cookware mean less work. Fewer sticking foods, less mess, less clean up. As a result of their ease of use, nonstick bakeware and cookware become relied upon favorites that are used again and again. Follow these helpful tips to get the greatest longevity and performance out of your American Kitchen products, and keep them looking lovely at the same time.
Wash your new stainless steel cookware in warm, soapy water with ¼ cup of vinegar to remove any traces of manufacturing oils. Rinse thoroughly, then dry with a soft towel.
For nonstick stainless steel cookware, condition prior to initial use with 1 tsp (5 ml) of vegetable oil. Simply wipe the oil over the interior gently using a soft cloth. Repeat the conditioning process every 2 to 3 months, or if food begins to stick to the pan.
Pro tip: Avoid using nonstick sprays on nonstick pans. Over time, they cause an invisible buildup that impairs the nonstick release system, thereby actually causing food to stick to the nonstick pan.
• Less oil is needed for nonstick pans, so take care not to overdo it!
• Use low to moderate heat – prolonged periods of high heat should be avoided.
• Invisible buildup can occur when nonstick sprays are used on nonstick pans. These sprays can impair the nonstick release system, actually causing food to adhere to the surface. Avoid using nonstick sprays if possible.
• Always allow pans to cool to room temperature before cleaning. Sudden changes in temperature may cause the metal to warp.
• Soak nonstick cookware in warm, soapy water and use a plastic scrubbing pad to gently remove stuck-on food.
• Avoid the use of scouring pads and abrasive cleaners as they will scratch the nonstick coating.
• To remove water spots or minor stains wipe with vinegar or lemon juice, then rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft cloth.
Our Eterna non-stick coating on our nonstick cookware and bakeware is exceptionally durable and metal utensils shouldn’t affect these items however, it is always best practice to use wood, plastic or silicone utensils on nonstick surfaces whenever possible.
Use parchment paper, silicone baking mats, butter or shortening and flour on our nonstick bakeware. If you choose to use a spray release, be sure that it is specifically made for baking and contains flour.
Employ nylon, wood, or silicone utensils. Metal utensils and scouring pads will scratch the nonstick surface of your pan, and are not recommended.
If you are nesting your nonstick cookware or bakeware for
storage, it is best to set a tea towel or paper towel between the layers to
keep the bottom of one pan from scratching the nonstick coating of another.
It’s best to store your pans to minimize contact with the nonstick coating.