Inspire by Beares

Cookware Care Guide

Pro’s of Stainless steel Cookware
  1. non-reactive,
  2. durable,
  3. dishwasher-safe,
  4. resistant to rust, corrosion, scratching, and denting.
Cons of Stainless Steel Cookware
  1. Poor heat conduction properties. To compensate for this, all our cookware have an encapsulated base with an aluminium core. Aluminium has brilliant heat-conducting qualities, allowing for the heat to spread evenly throughout your food while cooking.
  2. With induction cookers, heat is transferred directly to the cookware, not the surface of the cooktop. This means food heats up and water boils 50% faster on induction cooktops when compared to electric or gas cooktops. With induction, there is an electromagnetic reaction between the burner and the cookware itself. If there is no pot or pan on the burner, just turning the burner on will not generate any heat. The key to making an induction cooktop or range work is to use a specific type of pot. Higher quality stainless steel cookware will not generate this electromagnetic reaction, and the cooker will not heat up. To compensate for this, our high quality stainless steel cookware have an added ferro-magnetic layer pressed onto the outer base.
Can be used on the following stovetops:
  1. Electric
  2. Gas
  3. Glass ceramic
  4. Induction
Caring for your cookware

Quality cookware is a wonderful investment for your kitchen and has the potential to last for many years if you treat it with great care.

  1. Never use metal utensils or abrasive cleaning implements on cookware as this can damage the surface.
  2. Only place pans on hobs that are the same size or smaller so as not to waste heat and to prevent the heat reaching the handle.
  3. Never place an empty pan on a heat source, this can damage the pan and waste energy.
  4. When cleaning never put a hot pan straight into cold water. Clean them with warm soapy water, or leave stubborn stains to soak for a while.
  5. Whilst most cookware is dishwasher safe, it is always essential to check its care instructions before washing it in this way.
  6. Always ensure cookware is completely dry before storing it away safely.
Precautions for safe use

Before the first use:

  1. Remove any labels from the cookware. Labels can be removed easily for your convenience. Use a non-metallic utensil to avoid scratching and lift the sticker gently, scraping away any remaining sticker. If there are any residue from the label, rubbing alcohol is an easy away to remove stickiness.
  2. Before use, wash the unit with warm soapy water and use a soft sponge or cloth to remove any residue.
  3. In the case of frying pans and sauté pans, heat oil in the pan over a low heat for a few minutes, remove the oil then wash it again.
  4. In the case of pots, fill with ¾ water and boil for 20-30 minutes, remove the water and wash again.
  5. Once done, rinse thoroughly and dry with a cloth or paper towel to prevent the formation of lime scale and maintain a shiny surface.

While cooking:

  1. Cook over a medium or low heat to prevent damaging and discolouration. Our stainless-steel products have insulating properties and are designed to distribute heat evenly to your convenience.
  2. When cooking, choose the stovetop not exceeding the base to avoid overheating and burning of the handles. Cooking on the correct stovetop size would provide a better cooking experience and make cleaning an easy task.
  3. Always try and use silicone or wooden utensils for optimum care and achieve the best results of your product.
  4. Do not pre-heat an empty saucepan or allow the pan to boil dry. If overheating does occur, let the pan cooldown before moving it. Do not cool with cold water, allow the pan to gradually cool to avoid distortion.
  5. Never chop or cut food directly in your stainless cookware.

Cleaning and maintenance:

  1. Our stainless-steel products are of finest quality and are resistant to harsh chemicals. Although our products are dishwasher safe, we recommend hand washing to preserve the finish and keep the shine. Every-day use may result in minor scratching.
  2. After use, wash the piece with warm water, mild detergent and a soft sponge. Dry unit immediately after washing to avoid lime scale formation. Do not using any metallic utensils to minimise scratching on your cookware.
  3. Occasionally clean knives with a mild stainless-steel cleaning solution and a soft cloth to preserve the original finish.
  4. From time to time, when cookware is overheated it may cause stains. To return discoloured stainless-steel to their original shine or remove the build-up of lime, boil 4 parts water with 1 part vinegar for 5-6 minutes and wash pot with hot soapy water as usual.
  5. Avoid using sharp objects when removing any remaining residues, instead, use the water and vinegar method, extend the time if necessary.
  6. Do not use your stainless cookware to store food, prolonged exposure to acidic foods may cause pitting or corrosion.
  7. Store your cookware carefully, turn lids upside down to avoid any future odour build up.