FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I USE MY WATERLESS COOKWARE?
Before using your cookware for the first time, wash each piece in hot, soapy water. Use a sponge or dishcloth to remove any manufacturing oils. Rinse with hot water. Dry promptly to prevent water spots. Alternatively, you may run your cookware through a dishwasher cycle.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY COOKWARE?
To maintain the attractive appearance and cooking efficiency, it is important to clean thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the cooking surface will cause discoloration when the cookware is reheated.
To clean, let completely cool. Extreme temperature changes may cause metal to warp. (Your cookware will not warp unless carelessly subjected to unnecessary abuse. Avoid the use of excessively high heat and do not pour cold water into a hot unit.) Wash cookware in hot soapy water, using a sponge, dishcloth, nylon net or plastic pad. Do not use a metal scouring pad or harsh scouring powder on the polished stainless steel finish. Rinse thoroughly with clean, hot water. Dry promptly to prevent water spots. Your cookware may be safely washed in an automatic dishwater, although continued dishwasher use may dull the handles and knobs due to the harshness of dishwashing detergents.
HOW DO I REMOVE HEAT TINTS AND FOOD STAINS?
Golden brown or blue heat tints may result from persistent overheating or as a result of the natural minerals in your food. Sulphur-dried fruits should be cooked with the cover off to prevent staining. If staining does occur, removing it is simple. Make a paste with water and a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner, such as Cameo®. Apply paste with a cloth or sponge, rubbing lightly in a circular motion. Wash again, rinse, and then dry promptly. Do not use oven cleaner on your Nutricraft Cookware.
Suggested cleaners include:
Americraft Stainless Steel Cleaner
Bar Keepers Friend®
(Do not use cleaners that contain chlorine bleach.)
CAN I REMOVE MINOR SCRATCHES?
Small scratches and marks will result from normal, everyday use and are not damaging to your cookware. To minimize wear, avoid hitting metal kitchen tools against the rim of your cookware, and do not cut or chop food on the stainless steel surface with a knife or other sharp-edged tool. Careless stacking can also cause unnecessary marring of the stainless steel finish.
HOW DO I REMOVE BURNED-ON OR DRI-ON FOODS?
Let the unit cool. Partially fill with warm water and bring to a boil over medium heat until food particles loosen. Allow to cool again. (Extreme temperature changes can cause metal to warp. Avoid the use of excessively high heat and do not pour cold water into a hot unit.) Wash and dry as usual.
WHY WON'T THE WATER SEAL FORM?
If you notice excessive steam and spattering while cooking or if a water seal will not form, then either your heat is too high or there is too much food or liquid in the pan. Remember medium to low heat is all you need. Use appropriate sized cookware, and add liquid only as stated in cooking instructions.
CAN THIS COOKWARE BE USED ON INDUCTION STOVETOPS?
Yes!! Nutricraft Cookware is induction ready and performs beautifully on any heat source because of our specially designed construction. A rule of thumb – if a magnet will stick to the cookware, you are good to go with induction cooking.