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How to Care for Non-Stick Hard Anodised Cookware


The recommendations for care and use apply to all IZU hard anodised non-stick products.

BEFORE FIRST USE

Remove all packaging and labels. Wash the pan in hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

Condition the interior non-stick cooking surface. Do not condition the exterior sidewall.

Rub a film of vegetable oil over the entire cooking surface using a pad of kitchen paper towels. Rinse the pan with hot water, dry thoroughly. The pan is now ready for use.

Occasional reconditioning after this will help protect the surface and promote longer life.

HEAT SETTINGS

Always match the pan base size to the hob heat zone it is to be used on. Gas flames must always be confined to the base area and never extend up around the sidewalls of the pan.

Use medium and low heat settings for the majority of cooking on all heat sources, allowing the pan to heat gradually and evenly.

For those times when searing of meat, poultry or fish is required a medium to higher heat can be used initially, but once the pan is hot and the food added, the heat should be lowered.

The pan should never be used on a maximum or high heat setting either for preheating or cooking as excessive surface temperatures will damage the non-stick cooking surface.

DO NOT

Don't leave the pan unattended during this time or allow the dry non-stick surface to overheat as permanent damage may occur.

Don't slide the pan on any glass topped hob as this may cause damage to the pan base as well as to the glass. Always lift the pan on and off, or across the surface.

Don't store raw, marinating or cooked foods in the pan. Ingredients may cause damage to the surface.

Metal tools, spoons or balloon whisks may be used with care, but should not be used harshly or scraped over the non-stick surface. Do not knock these on the top rim of the pan. Bamboo, wooden, silicone or heat resistant plastic tools are highly recommended.

Knives, or utensils with sharp edges, should never be used to cut foods on the non-stick surface.

Handheld electric or battery operated beaters, should not be used on the non-stick surface.

OVEN USE

The cookware body is oven safe up to 260°C / 500°F / Gas Mark 9.

The lid is oven safe up to 220°C / 425°F / Gas Mark 7.

GRILL USE

When used under a hot grill there should be a minimum distance of 5cm (2 inches) between the heat source and the top rim of the pan.

HANDLES

Always use a dry oven glove or cloth when handling a hot pan during and after cooking.

OILS AND FATS

Add a little oil or fat to the cooking surface before heating begins. This will improve the flavour and browning of foods. At no time should the oil or fat be allowed to become smoking hot. If this should occur cool the pan before proceeding. Do not use spray on oil form aerosol cans, this could damage the non-stick coating.

TOTAL FAT FREE COOKING

If fat free cooking is required, preheat the pan on a medium heat setting for approximately 2 minutes before adding the food.

Cleaning and care

Cool the pan for a few minutes before cleaning. Do not plunge into, or fill with, cold water when hot.

Only recommended non-stick cleaning pads/sponge should be used on the non-stick surfaces. Do not use any metal, harsh abrasive or very stiff pads/washing up brushes, or abrasive cleaning agents on any of the surfaces.

Washing by hand is very simple thanks to the hard anodised non-stick surface. Simply wash with hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Not suitable for dishwasher.

IZU heat resistant glass lids

Add another dimension to cooking with your IZU Hard Anodised Non-Stick Pan by using an IZU heat resistant glass lid – available separately.

The see through glass lid allows you to check the recipe without disturbing the cooking progress or temperature. It retains moisture and flavour and also acts as a self-baster, or converts the pan to one for poaching, braising or casseroling.

Misuse of the non-stick surface

The IZU 10 year guarantee does not cover damage to the non-stick surface caused by overheating or scratching.

OVERHEATING

Damage from overheating during cooking is instantly recognisable. The non-stick surface becomes discoloured and in severe cases detaches from the pan in the form of blistering or peeling.

SCRATCHING

Score marks or severe scratching caused by heavy use of metal tools is not covered by the guarantee. Such damage is permanent and will result in a reduction of the non-stick release performance.

STORAGE

Avoid stacking other items on top of the non-stick cookware as there is a chance the non-stick surface could be marred.

Hanging the cookware on a rack is a safe and convenient way to store them.