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Here you'll find your answers to frequently asked questions about cooking with and cleaning a DuPont non-stick surface.

 

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The definitive answers to frequently asked questions about cooking and cleaning with a DuPont non-stick surface.

  1. What's the best way to clean my SilverStone® surface?
  2. Can I use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad?
  3. What's the best way to ensure that cookware with SilverStone® non-stick performs beautifully from the start — and continues to perform for the life of the cookware?
  4. Can I use SilverStone® in the microwave?
  5. Are there any temperature precautions I need to know?
  6. Can I really cook without oil, butter, or other fats? What about baking?
  7. Why should I choose DuPont non-sticks over other alternatives?

 

Q. What's the best way to clean my SilverStone® non-stick surface?
A. Simply wash with hot, soapy water after each use. A sponge or dishcloth is usually all it takes to get the surface thoroughly clean. If oil or food residue is left on the pan, when it is cooked on again, this residue hardens and over time causes sticking. For pans that have "carbonized" which is a thin film of oil that has baked onto the pan, we recommend you use a little more pressure when cleaning in order to break through the carbonized layer.

Q. Can I use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad?
A. The superior non-stick performance of SilverStone® means you won't have to. If you do need a little extra "oomph" in your cleaning, use a non-abrasive cleaner like Bon Ami® or one of the soft scrub cleansers. A sponge, Scrunge®, or other cleaning pad labeled safe for non-sticks will work nicely.

Q. What's the best way to ensure that cookware with SilverStone® non-stick performs beautifully from the start — and continues to perform for the life of the cookware?
A.
A few simple steps will keep your pans looking and performing their best. First, although it isn't absolutely necessary, "seasoning" the pan prior to use will ensure that you experience the "non-stick" release quality from the start. Just wipe the interior lighly with cooking oil; remove any excess with a dry paper towel. Maintenance is just as easy, since today's SilverStone® surfaces are more durable than ever. Generally, plastic, nylon or wooden utensils are best since they prevent marring, although most metal utensils are safe to use with Autograph® and SilverStone® with ScratchGuard™ technology. Always avoid using knives and cutting food in the pan and wash with hot soapy water after each use. Store carefully to prevent scratching — a hanging pot rack is a safe, convenient way to store pans.

Q. Can I use SilverStone® in the microwave?
A. SilverStone® non-stick coatings can be used on top of the range, in the oven, under the broiler (as long as temperature does not exceed 500°F) and in the microwave. However, the material of the cookware itself may not be suitable for certain applications (for example, metal pans should not be used in the microwave). Be sure to check the cookware manufacturer's guidelines for proper usage.

Q. Are there any temperature precautions I need to know?
A. Low or medium heat is recommended; however, DuPont non-sticks can withstand temperatures up to 500°F — that's well above temperatures needed for frying, baking, and roasting.

Q. Can I really cook without oil, butter, or other fats? What about baking?
A. DuPont non-sticks release foods so easily, you really don't need to use added fat for cooking — unless you want to for flavor. For baking, we do suggest a light greasing of the pan to achieve the best results for these more delicate creations.

Q. Why should I choose DuPont non-sticks over other alternatives?
A.
DuPont invented non-stick surfaces for cookware, and has been the leader ever since. Go to SilverStone® Brand Non-sticks = SuperiorSystem for a full explanation of why DuPont non-sticks are the world's most popular among home cooks and professionals alike.

 

 

 

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