What to do – follow these top tips to get the most from your pots and pans
Heat your pan slowly. Start by setting your hob to a medium heat, before or while preparing your meat and vegetables. Then by the time your food is ready, your pan will be perfect for frying.
Take special care with the heating speed if you have an induction hob – the cooking plate’s function for rapid heating can easily destroy the base of your pot or pan.
Fry at medium to 3/4 heat. Any higher is unnecessary. This way you kill several birds with one stone: You avoid overheating, reduce the risk of burnt-on food and you use less energy.
Avoid rapid cool-downs – let the pots and pans cool down before pouring on cold water.
1. Before first use, remove all packing materials, labels and tags and wash pan in hot, soapy water. Rinse well and dry. Assemble the glass cover handle, if applicable, following the instructions on the poly bag that holds all handle parts. Tighten by hand, only, do not use tools. Make sure the small washer that goes on the underside of the glass cover is flush with the glass surface. If not, turn the washer around and re-assemble the handle.
2. Heat pan to working temperature. Medium heat is typically sufficient for frying and sauting. Since each stove top has its own settings, find the best heat setting for your stove by starting at a lower setting, then gradually increase until water splashed on the pan surface evaporates immediately with a sizzle. High heat can be used for other applications, like boiling water, stir frying, oven roasting etc. These models are oven safe to 500 F.
3. SCANPAN Classic, Pro and IQ can be used without oil, butter or other seasonings, making it especially suitable for low fat diets.
4. After use, remove food and clean with warm, soapy water. The cookware wipes clean with a sponge and is dishwasher safe. We recommend to use extra care if you decide to clean the pans in the dishwasher to prevent damage to plates, glassware etc.
5. When storing Cookware and “nesting” (placing smaller pots inside larger pots) is required due to space limitations, we recommend placing a paper or cloth towel between the pots and pans to prevent scuff marks. Glass covers should ideally be stored upright using a Glass Storage Rack # 999150. If that is not practical, we recommend using towels or other suitable material to wrap the covers and to prevent them from chipping or breaking.