Use & Care

Taking Care of your products from Samuel Groves

Aluminium bakeware

Copper Clad Cookware

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

Aluminium bakeware

Five Ply Copper Centre Layer Cookware

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
Five-ply cookware distributes heat quickly and evenly, which helps prevent hot spots and food sticking during cooking, oil should be used to further help minimize sticking.
High heat should only be used for boiling. Overheating can cause discolouration.
Do not overheat the pan when empty and never allow the pan to boil dry.
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.
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.
Use a polish intended for stainless steel on the outside if desired.
Dry thoroughly once clean.
Dishwasher safe.

Aluminium bakeware

Copper Tri-Ply Cookware

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

Aluminium bakeware

Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
Triply cookware distributes heat quickly and evenly, which helps prevent hot spots and food sticking during cooking, oil should be used to further help minimize sticking.
High heat should only be used for boiling. Overheating can cause discolouration.
Do not overheat the pan when empty and never allow the pan to boil dry.
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.
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.
Use a polish intended for stainless steel on the outside if desired.
Dry thoroughly once clean.
Dishwasher safe.

Triply Stainless steel

Hard Anodised Mermaid Aluminium Bakeware

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. 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 about 10 – 15 minutes and then allow to cool. Remove from the oven and dispose of the oil carefully. 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 baking pan. Hand wash only. 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. Metal utensils can be used. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water as extremes of temperature can cause distortion, and always use oven gloves to remove pans from the oven. 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. Oven safe to 240°C/475°F/Gas Mark 9. Suitable for use from oven to hob.

Aluminium bakeware

Silver Anodised Aluminium Bakeware

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. The use of cooking oil is recommended to prevent food from sticking to the pan. Acidic foodstuffs may mark the product if it is left in the pan for any length of time. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water as extremes of temperature can cause distortion. Never put aluminium products into a dishwasher as the caustic nature of the detergent will damage the product. Hand wash only and avoid the use of any caustic cleaning solutions. We recommend the use of heat resistant material to remove the product from the heat source. Always store clean and dry. Following this guidance will ensure a longlife for your product. Aluminium Bakeware is Oven safe for use in any commercial ovens.

Aluminium bakeware

Aluminium Bakeware and Cookware

Remove any labels from the product and wash in warm soapy water before use. The use of cooking oil is recommended to prevent food from sticking to the pan. Acidic foodstuffs may mark the product if it is left in the pan for any length of time. Never plunge a hot pan into cold water as extremes of temperature can cause distortion. Never put aluminium products into a dishwasher as the caustic nature of the detergent will damage the product. Hand wash only and avoid the use of any caustic cleaning solutions. We recommend the use of heat resistant material to remove the product from the heat source. Always store clean and dry. Following this guidance will ensure a longlife for your product. Aluminium Bakeware is Oven safe for use in any commercial ovens.

Aluminium bakeware

Non-stick Bakeware and Cookware

Before using, remove all labels and wash in warm soapy water. Rinse clean and dry thoroughly. Non-stick bakeware is dishwasher safe but it is recommended hand washing to prolong the life of the products. Do not use metal utensils as this will damage the surface of the pan. Use heat resistant plastic or wooden utensils. Never use cream cleaning products, nylon or metal scourers on a Non-stick surface. Make sure product is clean and dry before storing. Oven safe to 230°C/450°F/Gas Mark 8.

Non-Stick Cast Aluminium

Non-Stick Cast Aluminium

Non-stick pans contain PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and are available in one-, two- or three-layer versions, as well as with ceramic-reinforced coatings.
The systems are characterised by good scratch resistance, abrasion resistance, as well as the best non-stick properties. Good cleanability is guaranteed with PTFE pans.
PTFE pans should generally be protected against overheating above 260°C. Overheating leads to a reduction in the non-stick effect and reduced lifespan. For this reason, PTFE pans are limited to flash frying. Likewise, we do not recommend the use of metal utensils and other sharp objects when using this cookware.

Notes on use

  • Before first use, remove all packaging and labels. Clean the pan with liquid detergent and hot water.
  • 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 and care

  • 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. This will scratch and destroy the non-stick layer.

Generally speaking, non-stick coated pans can be cleaned in the dishwasher, however, this is not recommended because:

  • Cast aluminium bases are weakened
  • The embedded fats and oils are washed out and re-oiling is necessary
  • The durability of the pan can be reduced by the dishwasher.
Black Iron

Black Iron

Black Iron products are supplied with a coating of protective lacquer that should be removed by washing in hot soapy water before use. The products should then be seasoned before use; this is best done by gently heating about 1cm of oil in the base of the pan. After heating the oil, allow it to cool before disposing of the oil, then wipe the pan with kitchen paper. This seasoning starts the beginning of a naturally forming ‘patina’ on the surface. The patina will develop with regular use and the surface of the pan will become virtually Non-stick. After cooking with Black Iron, the pan should only be wiped out with kitchen paper. Always store the pan in a dry place to avoid the pan rusting. If light rust spots do occur, they can be removed with a scourer. The seasoning process should then be repeated before further use. Black iron products should not be used in dishwashers. Hand wash only. Following this guidance will ensure a longlife for your product.

Warning: Do not Leave the pan to soak. If food sticks to the pan use a green sponge. Never clean in a dishwasher. The pan may rust if these care and use instructions are not followed. If this happens scrub the pan with a hard brush to remove the rust. The cooking of acidic food, such as tomatoes, may produce staining. If this occurs the pan should be re-seasoned.

Aluminium bakeware

CastIron

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

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.