How to Care for Non-Stick Hard Anodised Cookware
The recommendations for care and
use apply to all IZU hard anodised non-stick products.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always use a dry oven glove or
cloth when handling a hot pan during and after cooking.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Avoid stacking other items on top
of the non-stick cookware as there is a chance the non-stick surface could be
Hanging the cookware on a rack is
a safe and convenient way to store them.