Stainless Cookware Care & Use

Before first use:

  • Wash in hot, soapy water, rinse and dry.
  • Low to medium heat offers best cooking performance
  • Use high heat only for boiling or reducing liquids
  • Medium to medium-high heat for sautéing, stir frying and frying
  • Low heat for warming food, simmering and preparing delicate sauces
  • Pans are oven safe
Frying Without Natural Fats:
  • Add oil, butter, or margarine to the cold pot; just enough to cover the bottom surface
  • Preheat over low heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add food for frying. If sticking is a problem, check:
  • Is your stove level?
  • Is your pot clean?
  • Is your heat set too high?
  • Low to medium heat setting is recommended for optimal cooking performance
Salt Damage:
  • To avoid small white dots or pits from forming, bring liquids to a boil before adding salt, then stir well. Or, add salt after food has started to cook. Pitting does not interfere with cooking performance but can diminish the beauty of the stainless steel.
Prevent Water Spotting:
After washing, rinse in hot water and dry immediately.
Overheating can cause brown or blue stains. Food films if not removed will cause discoloration on the pot when it is reheated. Large amounts of iron content in your water may cause your pot to look rusty.
Cleaning The Stainless Steel:
Immerse in hot water. Use a fine powder cleanser with water to form a paste. Apply paste using a soft cloth. Rub in a circular motion from the center outward. Wash in hot soapy water, dry immediately. Cleaning the copper band. Copper is a semi-precious metal and will tarnish with use. To restore it to its natural shine any over-the-counter copper cleaner will restore it to its natural luster. DO NOT USE oven cleaners or cleansers with chlorine bleach. DO NOT USE steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use. You may wash EMERILWARE™ STAINLESS in the dishwasher.IF OVERHEATED, ALUMINUM MAY MELT-COULD CAUSE INJURY OR FIRE
This cookware should not be heated empty or allowed to boil dry, because the aluminum on the bottom may melt if such cookware is left on a hot burner. If this occurs and it is picked up to move it, molten aluminum can drip onto a person, causing burns. Molten aluminum can also cause fire. If melting occurs, turn off heat and allow cookware to completely cool. DO NOT MOVE OVERHEATED COOKWARE UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETELY COOLED.
From the date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
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