Before first use, remove all labels, wash each piece in warm soapy water, rinse and dry.
Stovetop and Oven Use
If you are new to cooking with cast iron cookware, the following will prove helpful:
DO NOT heat empty cookware; NEVER boil dry.
Oven safe up to 400°F.
ALWAYS preheat cast iron cookware with small amount of oil, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
NEVER LEAVE COOKWARE UNATTENDED DRUING PREHEATING.
ALWAYS select the burner that most closely matches the size of the bottom of the cookware.
DO NOT use burners or heating elemrnts that are larger than the bottom of the cookware. ALWAYS use oven mitts or potholders when moving or removing cast iron cookware from the stove or oven.
To avoid scratching the interior of your cookware we recommend that you use wood, or heat-resistant nylon utensils.
When you use cast iron cookware on ceramic or glass topped surfaces, avoid dragging the cookware across the surface, as this can cause damage to the cooking sueface.
To preserve the exterior finish of your cookware, we recommend that you DO NOT slide it across the stovetop grates; lift it instead to prevent cosmetic scratches.
ALWAYS place hot cookware on a heat-resistant surface such as a trivet or cooling rack.
NEVER place cast iron cookware in the microwave.
ALWAYS allow hot cookware to cool to room temperature beofore immersing in water.
Cleaning your cookware is easy as 1, 2, 3. First, scrape the interior clean using a wood or plastic scraper to remove any food residue. Second, immerse the cookware in warm soapy water; NEVER soak cast iron cookware. And third, scrub until clean, rinse and hand dry completely.
Never put cast iron cookware in the dishwasher.
NEVER place hot cookware in water. Place hot pots in water can case serious personal injuery and damage to your cookware.