Nonstick Cookware - Stainless Steel Cookware
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing Meyer for your kitchen.
We’ve put together some tips for how to use and care for your cookware. If you have any further questions about using your cookware, get in touch with our Customer Service at au.meyer.com! They are really friendly!
Our Top Tips for Making Nonstick Last
- Exposure to excessively high, dry heat is one of the top culprits for poor nonstick longevity. Use low to medium heat to preserve the nonstick finish. Damage to the nonstick finish from high heat is not covered under warranty.
- We strongly recommend hand washing. This product is dishwasher safe; however, as for all fine cookware, hand washing is preferable because the cumulative effect of strong agitation and harsh detergent, particularly in tablet form, will dull the cookware surface over time.
- Using metal utensils can damage your cookware. Use wooden or heat- resistant nylon or silicone utensils instead. Damage from using metal utensils is not covered under warranty.
- Do not use aerosol or low calorie sprays when cooking as these damage the nonstick surface.
- Do not use bleach, steel wool, coarse scouring pads, oven cleaners or powders.
- To avoid warping due to thermal shock, wait for your pan to cool down before washing.
- Avoid leaving food, oils, or residue on the pan’s interior or exterior for long periods after cooking, as this may affect the pan’s surface or cause stains.
- To loosen burned-on food, soak cookware in warm water before washing. If food remains on the surface, boil a mixture of water and vinegar to dislodge food particles.
- A spotted white film may form on cookware surfaces which can be removed with a mild solution of water and lemon juice or vinegar.
- Staining occurs even with normal use. It is not considered a defect and is not covered under warranty.
- Always follow the dishwasher manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
- To lessen a stain on stainless steel, make a paste of baking soda and water; apply to the pan and scrub with a non-abrasive sponge or cloth.
Let’s get cooking!
- Before first use, remove any stickers and wash everything with warm, soapy water.
- We recommend starting the cooking process on medium, then reducing the heat to low. This will spread the heat evenly, eliminating hot spots. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil or butter when cooking to maximise browning and minimise sticking.
- Always follow your stovetop manufacturer’s instructions for specific cookware restrictions.
- Avoid sliding your cookware over the surfaces of your stovetop,as scratches may occur.
- Your warranty does not cover damage to hobs/stovetops.
- Vegetable oils, especially spray oils, may leave a residue that can affect nonstick performance.
- Position cookware so that handles are not over other hot burners and do not allow handles to extend beyond the edge of the cooktop, as these may be in easy reach of children or enable the cookware to be knocked off the cooktop; causing personal injury and damage to the cookware and property.
- When cooking, adjust the flame so that it does not extend up to the sides.
- Ensure cookware is stable on the cooktop surface or grates to prevent tipping. For optimum stability line up the handles of the cookware with the grates.
Electric Cooktops (Glass-ceramic)
- Check that the glass hob/stovetop is free of food deposits before and after use. The food deposits can harden and cause cosmetic scratching on the glass surface.
- Do not put a hot pan onto a cool stovetop. This may cause the pan to fuse to a glass top stove. In the event this happens, the heat must be turned off and the pan should be left to cool before moving it.
- Check your product’s packaging or product webpage to determine if it will work on induction.
- Do not leave a pan unattended when preheating, since heat-up is rapid on induction.
- For best performance, it is important to match the pan base size (not rim diameter) to the hob ring size. Using a pan with a small base on a larger hob ring is not efficient — and sometimes the pan will not even be detected.
- When matching cookware to the hob ring size, follow the hob/stovetop manufacturer’s guidelines. They normally mean the size of the pan base, not the rim diameter.
- Cookware should not be filled to more than two-thirds capacity.
- When deep frying, fill the pan to no more than one-third full of oil. Do not leave hot oil unattended and never use a lid. Use low heat when heating up oils, as oils can quickly overheat and cause a fire.
- Keep small children away from the stove while you are cooking, as heat, steam, and splatters can cause burns.
- Smells and smoke caused by everyday cooking can be harmful to birds or small pets in or near the kitchen.
- Never leave an empty pan on an active burner, or allow your cookware to boil dry. Your product may begin to decompose, potentially causing personal injury and/or damage to your stovetop or cookware. If the pan is allowed to boil dry the heat must be turned off and the pan left to cool before moving.
- Lids and handles may get hot. Be careful when touching them, and always have potholders available for use.
- Always match the size of the pan to the burner, centre it, and align it with the pan supports to prevent excess heat from overheating the handles and to prevent the pan from tipping.
- The constant fluctuation in temperature between hot and cold can over time cause the cookware handles and knobs to become loose. Please periodically check that all fittings are securely tightened. Loose knobs may trap water within the knob. Lid knobs can be re-tightened by simply turning the knob by hand. Do not use cookware with loose knobs or handles.
- Never place your cookware in the microwave.
- This cookware is not intended for commercial use or restaurant use.
- Steamers, bain-maries and pasta inserts should not be placed directly on a hot burner as they are not designed for this purpose and this may result in damage to the base and cooktop.
- Do not leave unattended cookware on a hot cooktop; this is particularly important when using oil, as this may ignite causing a fire. Unattended cookware may become extremely hot and cause personal injury and damage to the cookware and cooktop.
- Do not leave utensils in cookware during cooking.
- Do not make a double boiler out of cookware that is not designed for this purpose.
- Use caution when removing lids from cookware and always lift away from you. Direct contact with rising steam can be dangerous.
- A lid left on a pan after turning down/ off the heat may result in the lid being vacuum sealed to the pan. If your lid is vacuum sealed to your pan, return it to the burner on low heat so the air inside the pan warms and expands to release the seal.
- Our glass lids have undergone a special heat tempered process that converts ordinary glass into toughened glass.
- Glass lids may fog at the start of cooking but will clear once they become warm.
- Do not place glass lids directly on a hot burner as they may lose their break-resistant quality.
- Do not place hot glass lids on cold surfaces or under cold water as the extreme change in temperature may cause lids to shatter.
- Do not use metal utensils, sharp instruments or harsh abrasives for glass lid cleaning as that may scratch and weaken the glass.
- Do not use glass lids that have cracks or scratches. If the lid is cracked or has deep scratches, please give our Customer Service team a call for assistance.
- Always use oven mitts when removing cookware from the oven.
- Do not place any product directly under a grill/broiler, or close to the heat source in an oven, unless it is entirely made of stainless steel with no coatings or finishes.
- Check your product’s packaging or product webpage to determine its maximum safe temperature.