For a long lifetime
Enamel cookware use and care
Before the first use
- Remove all foils and stickers from the enamel cookware. Any residual glue can easily be removed with cooking oil.
Instructions for everyday use
- Never heat up the cookware without contents, and ensure that the liquid never completely evaporates. Otherwise, the cookware can overheat and the base can deform. Maximum recommended temperature for cooking and frying: 220°C.
- Choose a hob with the appropriate diameter for your pots or pans, to avoid energy loss.
- Cook with less heat than usual. Enamel conducts the heat into the base and walls quickly. This way, your dishes are cooked gently, the ingredients stay intact, and you improve the taste of the food. In addition, you avoid the risk of burns, save energy, and extend the life of your cookware.
- Allow for enough time when reducing the temperature and observe the cooking process. When cooking with hot fat/oil, there is a fire hazard.
- The cookware’s core is made of iron and it heats up quickly. Most of our products have enamel handles and lids, and can also be used in the oven.
- Always handle enamel handles and lids with dry potholder gloves.
- Enamel is scratch- and cut-resistant. You can cut with knife (with the exception of ceramic knives) and remove food with kitchen utensils, without causing any damage.
- Enamel is very hard. However, impacts by hard objects, drops on a hard floor, or severe knocks by kitchen utensils can lead to chipping of the glass surface.
- If the glass layer on the outside chips, in spite of taking all the necessary care, this is only a cosmetic damage. The cookware can still be used. In the case of chipping on the inside, we recommend replacing the product, as optimum hygiene is no longer guaranteed.
- Never leave small children unsupervised near the oven and hot cookware.
Care and cleaning
Enamel cookware is bacteria-inhibiting due to its smooth, non-porous surface made of glass. And is therefore also easy to clean. It will be very long-lasting when cared for.
Enamel cookware is dishwasher safe – it is best to use the light programme (for washing glasses). However, we recommend manual cleaning to preserve the radiant shine of enamel, which can go on all the way onto the next generation.
- Manual cleaning is the best way to ensure a long-lasting enamel gloss.
- After cooking, fill the still warm cookware with warm – never cold – water and washing-up liquid. The cookware can be cleaned effortlessly after a short soak. In the case of particularly stubborn or burnt-on food residues, briefly bring the water with the washing-up liquid to the boil.
- Use the smooth side of the cleaning sponge or a soft brush for cleaning. Avoid wire brushes, steel wool, scouring powder containing sand, or cleaning sponges with ceramic particles.
Washing in the dishwasher
- Before putting dishes into a dishwasher, remove food leftovers or the scorched and burnt food (see the Manual hand-washing section). Rinse briefly with warm water. Use a mild programme for washing glasses.
- Dry the cookware well, before storing. Any lime spots can be effortlessly removed with vinegar water.