Kitchen Tip = Use and care tips for your Stainless cookware

How to clean stainless steel cookware

Stainless steel requires little special care. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can ignore it. There are some things you need to do to keep your stainless steel in good shape.

Cleaning of Stainless Cookware:

  • Wash prior to first use; cookware and lid are dishwasher-safe. Dry completely before storing.
  • As needed, deep cleaning with a stainless steel cleanser will restore the luster of stainless cookware as well as remove build-up and discoloration. Stainless cleansers and cleanser-polishes are readily available
  • To remove food residues, soak in hot, soapy water. A nonabrasive sponge, cloth, or kitchen brush may be used on exterior and interior surfaces, including rivets. To maintain a clean and shiny lid, periodically clean with a cloth dampened with vinegar or lemon juice. Rinse and dry completely.
  • To remove water spots or discoloration, use a vinegar solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Apply vinegar solution with sponge or cloth. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry completely.
  • Do not use abrasive cleansers, such as steel wool, cleansers with chlorine bleach or oven cleaning solutions as this may permanently damage the stainless surface and void the guarantee.

Cooking tips on how to use your stainless cookware:

  • Cookware is oven-safe to 500°F / 260°C and is broiler-safe. Glass lid is oven-safe to 400°F / 200°C.
  • Cookware may be used on a glass or ceramic cooktop, electric coil, gas burner range, or induction (magnetic) range. Exterior surfaces of cookware and induction, glasstop and ceramic cooking surfaces should be clean and free of food residue prior to heating (consult manufacturer’s instructions before first use).
  • Select a burner size that matches the diameter of the cookware base. For gas stoves, flames should not extend beyond base of cookware.
  • Use appropriate heat level for cooking application. Overheating cookware can cause discoloration. Discoloration (blue-colored tint on exterior surface) will not affect function of cookware.
    Low heat: simmering liquids, warming food and preparing delicate sauces
    Medium to medium-high heat: preheating, sauté, searing, frying, stir-frying
    High heat: boiling and reducing liquids only
  • For best results when sautéing or searing, preheat cookware before adding food. Do not preheat empty cookware. While cookware is cold, add small amount of cooking oil (note: aerosol non-stick sprays may create a sticky residue which is difficult to clean if not washed promptly or overheated). Preheat for 1-2 minutes on medium to medium-high heat setting. Add food and adjust heat setting as needed.
  • Add salt to liquids once a boil is reached. Salt will not absorb into cold water and may leave small white marks on stainless surface. Salt should also be added to foods towards the end of cooking.
  • Nylon, wooden and plastic tools are recommended to maintain beauty of stainless steel. Metal whisks and non-sharp metal utensils can be used, but may scratch the surface. In time, stainless will show wear from normal use.

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