Before using The Pan for the first time, handwash it in warm soapy water, rinse and wipe dry with a soft non-abrasive towel.
Always add a tablespoon or two of oil to The Pan as you heat it up for a minute or so before adding food. It is best to use high smoke point oil such as extra virgin olive oil. Avoid using spray oils or aerosols to preserve the ceramic coating.
The extra thick base of The Pan heats quickly and evenly. It is best to use low to medium heat settings. Overheating can cause wear on the non-stick coating.
Use only wood, nylon or silicone utensils to avoid damage to the ceramic coating. Do not use metal utensils.
When lifting The Pan, use protective hand wear to handle the built-in helper handle or when removing the lid during or after cooking. These areas will be hot to touch, take extra care.
The pan is oven safe to 500°F Always use an oven mitt or hot pads when placing or removing The Pan to and from the oven. When moving The Pan on the stove always lift the pan. Do not drag The Pan on the surface of the stove as it may cause scratches on the stove and/or pan bottom.
After cooking, let The Pan cool before adding or submerging it in water. Extreme and sudden changes in temperature can affect the life of the ceramic coating.
The Pan is dishwasher safe however we recommend handwashing to preserve the ceramic coating. Always use a sponge or soft cloth to remove any residual food on the pan. If food is stuck to the pan, fill with soapy water and let it simmer in The Pan. After cooling, use a soft sponge or non-abrasive plastic pad to remove the food. For more difficult residue, add water and vinegar in a 2 to 1 ratio with a tablespoon of baking soda and let simmer and cool before cleaning.
Over time you may notice some discoloration of the ceramic coating. This is normal and will not affect the performance of The Pan.