What's the best way to clean my SilverStone® non-stick surface?
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.
Can I use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad?
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.
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?
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.
Can I use SilverStone® in the microwave?
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.
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.
Can I really cook without oil, butter, or other fats? What about
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.
Why should I choose DuPont non-sticks over other alternatives?
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.