How to use stainless steel pans – FAQ

How to use stainless steel pans – FAQ

Why should I choose All Steel non-stick pans?

  • All Steel is a range of high-quality cookware for everyday use. If you prefer cooking with stainless steel pans yet are fond of non-stick features, All Steel is the cookware range for you.
  • All Steel pans can handle higher temperatures, compared to most PTFE-coated pans on the market. All Steel stainless steel pans are also safe and easy to use and maintain.

What is Ceratec° coating and how does it work?

  • Ceratec° is a 100% plastic-free, ceramic-based coating providing excellent non-stick properties.
  • Especially great for frying and browning meat.
  • Although the Ceratec° coating can wear off faster than most PTFE coatings, an All Steel stainless steel pan can be used safely even after it has lost some of its non-stick features
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How do I use an uncoated stainless steel frying pan?

  • Grease an uncoated frying pan thoroughly before each use, but only once the pan has been heated.
  • Add a generous amount of cooking oil or butter to the pan. Wait until the butter starts foaming, and turn down the heat.
  • An uncoated frying pan is ideal for browning food at higher temperatures, giving the food a crispy surface. But remember not to go overboard; lowering the temperature prevents the food from sticking.
  • Furthermore, an uncoated stainless steel frying pan browns food effectively at lower temperatures, which is more energy-efficient.
  • You can use an uncoated stainless steel frying pan for a wide range of other cooking tasks, too. This includes flambéing, stir-frying and making different kinds of sauces.
  • The pan handle may get hot. Make sure to have a pair of oven mitts or potholders handy to protect your hands when cooking with an uncoated frying pan.
  • Allow the pan to cool before washing.
  • Oven-proof up to 270° celsius, the pan can also go in the oven.
  • Suitable for all hob types, including induction hobs.

Bonus tip: protein-heavy foods such as tofu, white fish or eggs, are especially prone to sticking to an uncoated frying pan, so make sure you’re always using a good amount of cooking oil or butter. Also, try not to stir or flip the food too early. This applies to chicken filets in particular.

Why should I choose All Steel pure?

  • All Steel pure pans are perfect for those looking for cookware that is sturdy and long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, an uncoated frying pan can last a lifetime.
  • All Steel pure pans are suitable for a wide range of cooking tasks, anywhere from browning and flambéing to stir-frying. Thanks to their high-temperature resistance, All Steel pure pans are extremely durable.
  • An uncoated frying pan also makes for a great saucepan and is ideal for example for preparing tomato-based sauces. We don’t, however, recommend using All Steel pure pans for milk- or cream-based sauces due to their sticky quality.

Why is stainless steel a sustainable material?

  • All Steel pure pans are made from premium 18/10 stainless steel; their 3-layer structure and thick aluminum core make the pans more energy-efficient.
  • Stainless steel can be recycled time and time again. Our coated and uncoated frying pans are made from 90% recycled premium stainless steel.
  • Thanks to its durability, stainless steel extends the life of cookware

Do I need to use cooking oil or butter with an uncoated frying pan?

  • For optimal results, we recommend using a generous amount of oil or butter when cooking with an uncoated frying pan. Our All Steel pure pans feature a unique engraved pattern that helps spread the cooking oil or butter evenly. Talk about taking the chore out of cooking!

How do I properly heat an uncoated stainless steel pan?

  • First, let the uncoated stainless steel pan heat up for a while. Adding the oil or butter to the pan too soon or overheating the pan will cause the food to stick.
  • Here’s how you know whether the pan is hot enough: add a few drops of water to the pan. When the water has boiled away, add some more. The temperature is perfect when the water droplets form a single ball rolling around the pan before evaporating. Only then remove excess water and add cooking oil.
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