Cuisine authenique Gourmet Cookware


Care

Cleaning

       Copper will tarnish with use, use moderate heat

       No sharp objects no sharp steel

       Use spatula wood or soft - not steel

Copper is great for cooking, beautiful to look at, and a real pain to keep clean. Here are some tips on cleaning your copper cookware so that it keeps its lustrous look throughout a lifetime of use.

1. Remove Lacquer Before Using Copper Cookware

Some copper cookware is shipped with a layer of lacquer over it. Remove the lacquer with a mixture of baking soda and very hot water.

2. Abrasive Washing Damages the Lining of Your Cookware

Copper reacts with many foods, which alters the taste and can cause toxic metals to leech into your body. In order to prevent this reaction, most copper is lined with stainless steel. Do not use abrasive cleaners or metal implements on this lining.

3. Never Machine Wash Copper

Cleaning copper in the dishwasher will cause it to degrade very quickly. Instead, rinse it in warm water along with mild dish soap. Use a soft cloth or gentle nylon scrubbing sponge to remove stuck-on foods.

4. Dry Immediately After Washing

Water droplets from washing can cause unsightly streaks and stains on your cookware. Dry your pots and pans thoroughly with a soft cloth after washing.

5. Use Home-Made Copper Cleaner

Rub your copper cookware with lemons cut in half and sprinkled with salt, or by mixing equal parts salt, vinegar, and flour.

Please NOTE : this pan can get hot quickly , so please use low heat.

Brushed exterior copper can be easily and effectively cleaned with Barkeeper's Friend and a Scotch Brite pad.  Mirror-finished exteriors must be cleaned with polish or (less effectively) with vinegar and salt.

Cooking Temperature

       Most foods cook well at medium high

       Lower temperature after adding food

       Temperature setting about 15% lower than usual.

Tips

Making Fronds

       Pre heat the pan

       Add oil or butter

       Add food item - dry as possible.

       Do not stir afterwards

       Flip if desired.

       Do not burn