Before You Cook
Before using cookware for the first time, rinse with hot water and dry thoroughly.
Safe for use on gas, electric, radiant and induction cook tops.
Preheat the pan using the heat setting you intend to use when cooking.
Do not rush the preheating process by using high heat.
Experiment with heat settings; start with medium heat and adjust as needed.
Use high heat for boiling liquids only.
Use medium-high heat for searing, sautéing, frying and stir-frying.
Use a medium heat setting for reducing liquids, pancakes, sandwiches and omelettes.
Use low heat to warm foods, simmer or prepare delicate sauces.
Butter or Oil
Use the ‘butter test’ to determine whether your pan is hot enough for sautéing. Simply wipe a dab of butter on the bottom of the pan. If it bubbles briskly without burning, your pan is perfectly preheated.
Allow the oil or butter to heat for a minute before adding food to the pan.
Oven & Broiler Use
Oven and broiler safe.
CAUTION!!! Use caution when using Calphalon cookware in the oven. Handles will become very hot. Always use a potholder or oven mitt to prevent burns when removing pans from the oven.
Always use caution when cooking on the stovetop or when using cookware in the oven.
Short handles, high cooking temperatures and long cooking times can cause handles to get hot on the stovetop or when used in the oven.
Use only plastic, coated, nylon or wooden utensils with Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron cookware.
Do not use metal utensils, sharp instruments or appliances such as electric mixers to cut, chop, release or whip foods in an Enamel Cast Iron pan. Such use will damage the enamel coating and void your Warranty.
Remove food from the refrigerator 10 minutes before you intend to cook. Ice-cold food is more likely to stick to a hot pan.
Cleaning & Care
Allow pans to cool completely before washing. Never immerse hot cookware in cold water as this will cause irreparable warping and damage to the enamel coating.
Clean completely-cooled cookware immediately after preparing acidic foods such as tomato-based soups and sauces. Acidic foods can cause discoloration when left in contact with the enamel coating.
Dishwasher safe. However, we recommend hand washing to preserve the like-new appearance of the enamel. Hand wash using a liquid dishwashing detergent such as Dawn® and a non-abrasive sponge or soft bristle brush. If using a dishwasher, remove pans immediately after the cycle is complete and dry thoroughly. Prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust to form on the exposed iron rim.
For difficult stains, use Dawn® and a non-abrasive pad or sponge. Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaning pads, oven cleaners or other caustic cleaning solutions, baking soda, bleach, or liquid household cleaners used for floors, porcelain, etc. Such use can damage the enamel finish and void the warranty.
Store Calphalon Enamel Cast Iron cookware in a single layer. Do not stack or nest cookware as this may damage the enamel finish and void the warranty. Dutch ovens are packaged with plastic clips that keep the lid from scratching the pan. Save these for use when storing cookware to further protect the enamel finish.