How to make optimal use of your aluminium cookware? How to make optimal use of your aluminium cookware?

How to make optimal use of your aluminium cookware?

In order to make optimal use of your aluminium cookware, we advise you to read the following tips:

  • Cook on a burner that is similar in base diameter to the cookware you have selected.
  • When cooking on a gas stove, adjust the flame so that it does not flare up the sides of the cookware.
  • Use of a lid when cooking considerably reduces energy consumption.
  • We recommend using oil or butter. Remember, some oils and fats burn at lower temperatures. Use oils and fats that have a high smoke point. If cooking with oil, add room temperature oil to preheated cookware.
  • Do not use any type of oil sprays, including aerosols, mist and pump sprays. These sprays can cause residue build-up that is difficult to remove from all types of cookware.
  • Allow the oil/butter to heat up in the cookware before adding food.
  • Do not rush the preheating process by using excessive heat.
  • Because of the excellent heat conductivity of your cookware, food and oil can carbonise very rapidly.
  • Always cook on low to medium heat and only use high heat for boiling liquids. Use low heat to warm foods, simmer or prepare delicate sauces.
  • Never overheat your cookware. When heated to above 260°C, the PTFE non-stick coating can start to deteriorate.
  • Always put oil or butter in your pan before heating. Do not leave an empty pan on a hot burner or allow the pan to boil dry. This may damage the cookware finish.
  • Always use your cookware at low to medium heat settings. High heat can damage the cookware finish.
  • Never use metal utensils on a non-stick surface. Plastic, rubber or wooden utensils are recommended to protect your cookware’s non-stick finish.
  • Do not cut foods in the cookware.
  • When using halogen, ceramic and induction hobs, ensure that your hob and cookware are free from debris so as not to scratch the hob’s surface.
  • Never shuffle or drag pans across the stovetop during cooking as this may cause scratching. Always lift the pan.