Understanding Tuxton Home Stainless Steel Cookware
Tuxton Home stainless steel cookware is made of high-quality materials that are designed to last for years. However, it's important to properly care for your cookware to ensure its longevity. Here are some tips for caring for your Tuxton Home stainless steel cookware.
Before Using Your Tuxton Home Stainless Steel Cookware
Before using your Tuxton Home cookware, it's important to remove all labels and wash all pans and lids in hot water with a mild soap or dish detergent. Rinse and dry the cookware promptly to prevent water spots.
Tuxton Home stainless steel cookware may be used on gas, electric, ceramic hobs, and induction range. For cooker compatibility information, please check the packaging for details. Where possible, adjust the gas burner or select the proper size of electric surface unit so that the heat touches only the bottom of the cookware. Heat that extends beyond the base diameter of the pan or up the sides may cause discoloration or even damage the handles. The aluminum clad heat distributor featured by Tuxton Home stainless steel cookware on some selected items is very efficient so only low to medium heat settings should be required. High heat should only be used when bringing water to boil. Never let the cookware boil dry.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Tuxton Home stainless steel cookware is dishwasher safe. However, as with all fine cookware, handwashing is preferred. In time, the cumulative effects of strong agitation and harsh detergent used with the dishwasher will dull the high-gloss exterior, although the performance of the pan will not be affected.
Using Dishwasher for Tuxton Home Cookware Lid
Yes, Tuxton Home cookware lids are also dishwasher safe, but it's recommended to place them on the top rack of the dishwasher to prevent any potential damage.
Using Tuxton Home Stainless Steel Cookware in the Oven
While Tuxton Home stainless steel cookware is oven safe up to 500°F, it's not recommended to use it in the oven to maintain its attractive appearance. Glass lids are oven safe up to 350°F. Do not place cookware under the broiler. When the heat source is too high, the handles and knobs may become hot. Use of oven-gloves or hot pads is recommended.
Removing Non-Food Related Stains
Calcium in your water may leave a rainbow colored stain or white spots on the surface of the cookware. This can be removed with a little warm vinegar or lemon juice. Salt and minerals in food may leave a light residue or cloudy appearance. This can easily be removed with a stainless steel cleaner. Stains on the outside bottom (not sides) of pans can be removed with an oven cleaner. Follow the manufacturer’s directions and use the oven cleaner only on the outside bottom of the pan. Remove thoroughly after cleaning. If the directions call for using the cleaner in a warm oven, heat the pan before applying the cleaner.
Getting Rid of Stubborn Food Particles
Do not use abrasive cleansers or scouring pads; a sponge or dishcloth cleans the surface thoroughly and safely. To remove stubborn food particles, soak in warm, soapy water and use a sponge or plastic spatula to loosen food. If soaking does not loosen it, add water to a depth of one inch in the pan, then add a tablespoon of dishwasher detergent. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan, then drain and rinse. Loosen the residue with a sponge or dishcloth. Repeat if necessary. Caution: Carry out this procedure under a hood with an exhaust fan or in a well-ventilated room.
Maintaining Tuxton Home Ceramic Non-Stick Pan
The use of metal utensils will harm the non-stick coating of your new ceramic non-stick pan. Use plastic, nylon, or wooden utensils to prevent marring of the surface. Cutting with sharp objects in the bottom of the cookware should be avoided. A small amount of oil, margarine, or butter evenly coating the inside surface will enhance the release properties of the pan’s non-stick surface. Applying a thin film of oil will help to keep foods from sticking and helps the coating last longer. Avoid applying cooking sprays because sprays may cause residue build-up and usually contain ingredients that are too harsh for most nonstick cookware. We generally recommend avoiding extra virgin olive oil as its low smoke point burns easily and will leave a thin carbonized layer on the surface.
Curing or Seasoning Tuxton Home Ceramic Non-Stick Pan
"Seasoning" or "Curing" your nonstick means to apply a thin layer of oil in order to fill small pores in the surface of the coating and prevent food from sticking. While none of Tuxton's nonstick frypans require seasoning, this practice can help to prolong the life and effectiveness of the nonstick surface.
If you want to season your pan:
- Wash your pan with soap and warm water. Once washed, dry the pan with a paper towel.
- Gently coat your pan surface with a non-flavored vegetable, canola, or other cooking oil (olive oil is not recommended).
- Heat the pan over low heat for 1-2 minutes. You can also put it in the oven at 300˚F for about 20 minutes (all Tuxton Home cookware is oven safe and can be used at temperatures up to 500˚F; glass lids are oven safe up to 350°F). 4. Remove the pan from the heat source. Once the oil cools and dries, wipe any excess oil from the pan with a paper towel.
Tuxton Home non-stick pans can be cleaned with just a quick sponge wash. However, you can repeat the seasoning or curing process as often as you'd like. It will be especially helpful if you frequently use the dishwasher to clean your pans.
Tips for Using Tuxton Home Ceramic Non-Stick Pan
- Always use low or medium heat with ceramic nonstick items. Preheat your pan on the lower setting and allow the oil to heat for a minute before you add the food to the pan. These Tuxton Home pans distribute heat effectively, so foods are cooked more quickly and evenly. High heat can cause food to stick, which can discolor or damage the surface. Do not allow your cookware to boil dry.
- Allow your cookware to cool completely before washing. Drastic changes in temperature can damage the nonstick coating.
- If your ceramic coated pan is dropped or impacted, this could cause the ceramic coating to crack or break. Tuxton Home recommends replacing any pans that show a visual deformation in the nonstick coating.
- Stack pans carefully with a paper towel or soft cloth between each piece to avoid scratching or scraping the nonstick surface.
Reasons for Tuxton Home Ceramic Non-Stick Pan Sticking
Non-stick coating can stop releasing food and begin sticking for the following reasons:
- Food build-up over time can cause sticking and damage to the non-stick coating. Wash the pan thoroughly with warm soapy water then follow with a hot water rinse after each use. Dry thoroughly.
- The use of high heat can also cause sticking. Our product is engineered to provide quick and even heating, even at lower temperatures. To preserve the non-stick coating, we recommend the use of low to medium heat.
- Use of aerosol cooking sprays on non-stick frypans is not recommended. Cooking sprays burn at a lower temperature, which can cause residue build up over time. This can damage the non-stick coating and cause sticking. It may also give the product a dull appearance. Alternative options to cooking sprays include: cooking oils, butter, margarine, or lard.
- Frypan damage caused by the use of aerosol cooking sprays or the use of high heat will void your product warranty.
Tuxton Home offers a lifetime warranty on their stainless steel cookware. You can find out more about Tuxton Home's Stainless Steel Warranty on their website.
Tuxton Home cookware is designed to make your cooking experience easy and enjoyable. By following the simple care and maintenance instructions outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your Tuxton Home cookware stays in top condition and lasts for many years to come.