Use & Care


Britannia Cast Iron Cookware

Before First Use

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. To improve the pan's cooking performance, before first use, we recommend adding oil to the pan and heating it at a low temperature for a few minutes. Wipe off excess oil or fat with a cloth.

Cooking

Always select the appropriate hob ring to match the pan's base size so that the heat touches only the bottom of the pan. Before cooking, gradually pre-heat the pan at a low to medium temperature to avoid thermal shock.The cooking should be monitored at all times to prevent overheating, which might result in damaging the pan. Do not overheat a pan when empty, and never allow a pan to boil dry. Please take extra care when moving pans during cooking as the pans are heavy and handles can get very hot, especially when cooking at high temperatures in the oven or on BBQs and open fires. We recommend that you always use a dry oven glove or cloth all the time when handling hot pans during and after cooking. To avoid damage to the patina, do not use pans to store raw, marinating or cooked foods. After each use, rub oil into your pan to ensure the seasoning remains for quality cooking.

Cleaning

Clean by hand using a sponge and washing up liquid, fill the pan with warm soapy water and leave to soak if necessary. Never use wire wool or any other metal based scrubbers. Never use a dishwasher, as the detergents used will tarnish the cookware permanently. Do not use wire wool or any other metal based scrubbers. Using a scouring pad, soap or any other detergent is not recommended, as they will break down the pans seasoning and could cause rust spots. Use a scouring pad and a mild detergent only if you are planning to re-season the pan in the oven. Do not fill a hot pan with cold water or plunge it into cold water, as sudden temperature changes may cause warping.

Always store your cast iron pan in a dry place. Moisture causes cast iron cookware to rust, so it's important you store it in a dry area, away from steam and water.

Seasoning

Although our Cast Iron cookware comes pre-seasoned and is ready for immediate use without additional seasoning, you might occasionally need to apply a new layer to restore the patina or to maintain the pans performance. Cooking acidic foods, using excessive heat, scrubbing with abrasive utensils, or scouring pads can damage the layer of seasoning. If a portion of the layer wears off and food sticks to the surface, simply scrub the pan with a nylon brush, rinse, hand dry, and rub with vegetable oil.

It would be beneficial to season your cast iron in the oven a few times a year to maintain great performance. We recommend oven seasoning to build up a stronger layer of seasoning, especially when restoring a rusty pan. Scrub the pan well in hot soapy water and dry thoroughly. Spread a thin layer of vegetable oil over the inside and outside of the pan and place it upside down on a middle oven shelf at 240°c. Bake for an hour, and once finished, let it cool in the oven.

Pans For Life

The Britannia Cast Iron cookware range qualifies for Pans For Life.

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Please note not following our instructions of use may invalidate any claims against the manufacturer's guarantee.


Classic Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Cookware

Use & Care Stainless Steel

These use & care instructions also apply to the Tom Kerridge Stainless Steel cookware range.

Before First Use

Before use, remove all labels from the product and wash it in warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Cooking

Thanks to its three layer structure, stainless steel tri-ply pans distribute heat quickly and evenly, and require a lower temperature for most types of cooking, including frying and searing. Use only medium and low heat for the best cooking performance, as overheating might result in food sticking on the cooking surface of the pan. We also recommend using a drop of oil or fat to further minimise this occurrence.

Do not overheat a pan when empty, and never allow a pan to boil dry. Damage from overheating is instantly recognisable as the stainless-steel surface may change colour producing a golden/brown/blue appearance. This change is not reversible and cannot be cleaned off, but the pan's performance is not affected, and it can be used as usual.

The handles are designed to stay cool during use, although they can get hot under certain conditions. Always select the appropriate hob ring to match the pan’s base size so that the heat touches only the bottom of the pan and handles are not in direct contact with heat or flames. Use a dry oven glove or cloth when handling a hot pan or lid during and after cooking and when removing a pan that has been in the oven for any amount of time. On any glass-topped hobs, always lift the pan when moving and never slide the pan across the surface, as this may cause damage to the base of the pan and the hob.

If using salt, always add it to hot cooking liquid or food so it can dissolve quickly. Never add directly to the stainless steel interior as it may cause pitting or marking.

To avoid damage to the stainless steel surface, do not use pans to store raw, marinating or cooked foods.

Cleaning

Clean the pan with hot water, detergent and a sponge cloth, or with the soft side of a cleaning sponge. A soft dish brush can also be used to clean the pan. Stubborn food residue should first be soaked with hot soapy water. Under no circumstances should you clean the pan with the rough side of a cleaning sponge or with a metal scouring pad.

Pans For Life

The Classic Stainless Steel Tri-Ply cookware range qualifies for Pans For Life.

For more information click here.

Please note not following our instructions of use may invalidate any claims against the manufacturer's guarantee.


Classic Non-Stick Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Cookware

Use & Care Cleaning

Before First Use

Before use, remove all labels from the product and wash it in warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Cooking

Always use a little oil or butter to enhance the flavour of the meat. Never heat an empty pan for an extended period of time. Do not overheat - a drop of oil as a temperature indicator is a useful means of detecting overheating. Never leave an empty pan on the stove unattended. Higher temperatures during heating can cause discolouration and can damage the non-stick layer. In the case of induction hotplates, do not heat the empty pan, as it can quickly reach the critical temperature. Use only nylon or wood utensils so as to not damage the surface sealant.

Cleaning

Clean the pan with hot water, detergent and a sponge cloth, or with the soft side of a cleaning sponge. A soft dish brush can also be used to clean the pan. Stubborn food residue should first be soaked with hot soapy water. Under no circumstances should you clean the pan with the rough side of a cleaning sponge or with a metal scouring pad.

Pans can be washed in the dishwasher only periodically, as prolonged dishwasher use can damage the cookware permanently. If the cookware is insufficiently clean following regular hand-washing, repeat the cleaning process using a non-abrasive, non-chlorine powder cleanser. Follow the manufacturer's directions for use. For more stubborn stains, make a paste by adding a few drops of water to the cleanser, apply on stainless steel surface, remove after 1 minute and rinse well in warm water. Dry thoroughly once clean.

Pans For Life

The Classic Stainless Steel Tri-Ply cookware range qualifies for Pans For Life.

For more information click here.

Please note not following our instructions of use may invalidate any claims against the manufacturer's guarantee.


Copper Cookware

Use & Care Cleaning

Before First Use

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Cooking

As copper conducts heat more efficiently than other metals, you are able to use lower heat settings, it is important to ensure a progressive temperature increase. Do not overheat the pan when empty and never allow the pan to boil dry. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water as extremes of temperature can cause distortion. To avoid pitting or marking of the stainless steel interior we would recommend that salt is added to simmering or boiling water and stirred until dissolved.

Cleaning

Clean by hand using a sponge and washing up liquid, fill the pan with warm soapy water and leave to soak if necessary. Never use wire wool or any other metal based scrubbers. Never use a dishwasher, as the detergents used will tarnish and corrode the copper. Use a polish intended for copper on the outside if desired. Dry thoroughly once clean.

There are 3 aproaches to maintain your copper cookware;

1. Frequent polishing to maintain a bright, shiny finish.

2. Occasional polishing for a slightly warmer colour.

3. Never polish and allow the copper to tarnish and develop a stunning patina, this is the preferred option of professional chefs.

Pans For Life

The Copper cookware range qualifies for Pans For Life.

For more information click here.

Please note not following our instructions of use may invalidate any claims against the manufacturer's guarantee.


Mermaid Silver Anodised Bakeware

Before First Use

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Cooking

Oven safe to 230°c / 446°F / Gas Mark 8. Suitable for use from oven to hob. Can be used on the hob, however we advise proceeding with caution as the hob may discolour the product and compromise its performace. No chemicals such as PTFE or PFOA's are used in the coating, meaning that the bakeware is always safe to use. Over time the bakeware will improve, becoming virtually non-stick as it will develop a natural patina.

Seasoning

We do not recommend seasoning Mermaid Silver Anodised bakeware products as with regular use they will build up a natural patina, making them virtually non-stick.

Cleaning

Clean by hand using a sponge and washing up liquid, fill the pan with warm soapy water and leave to soak if necessary. The bakeware should then be hand washed in warm soapy water, rinsed and dried. Never put hard anodised products into a dishwasher as the caustic nature of the detergent will damage the bakeware. If stubborn stains persist, simply soak in warm soapy water and use a nylon scourer to remove any residue. Avoid the use of any caustic cleaning solutions. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water as extremes of temperature can cause distortion. Acidic foodstuffs may mark the product if it is left in the pan for any length of time. Ensure that your bakeware is clean and dry before storing.

Please note not following our instructions of use may invalidate any claims against the manufacturer's guarantee.


Mermaid Hard Anodised Bakeware

Before First Use

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Seasoning

Hard anodised products will benefit from seasoning. To do this, put a generous layer of inexpensive cooking oil in the base of the tray or dish. Place in a hot oven (approx 200°c) for between 10 - 15 minutes, and then allow to cool. Remove from the oven and dispose of the oil carefully.

Cooking

Oven safe to 240°c / 475°F / Gas Mark 9. Suitable for use from oven to hob. Can be used on the hob (except induction), however we advise proceeding with caution as the hob may discolour the product and compromise its performace.No chemicals such as PTFE or PFOA's are used in the coating, meaning that the bakeware is always safe to use. Over time the bakeware will improve, becoming virtually non-stick as it will develop a natural patina

Cleaning

Clean by hand using a sponge and washing up liquid, fill the pan with warm soapy water and leave to soak if necessary. The bakeware should then be hand washed in warm soapy water, rinsed and dried. Never put silver anodised products into a dishwasher as the caustic nature of the detergent will damage the bakeware. If stubborn stains persist, simply soak in warm soapy water and use a nylon scourer to remove any residue. Avoid the use of any caustic cleaning solutions. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water as extremes of temperature can cause distortion. Acidic foodstuffs may mark the product if it is left in the pan for any length of time. Ensure that your bakeware is clean and dry before storing.

Please note not following our instructions of use may invalidate any claims against the manufacturer's guarantee.