BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME
Remove all labels. Wash cookware by hand in warm water with a mild dish soap. Rinse thoroughly in warm water and wipe dry with a soft dish towel.
HEALTHY COOKING, EASY CLEANING
When cooking with your Cuisinart® GreenGourmet™ Cookware, you do not need to add oil or butter to prevent foods from sticking. If you wish to enhance the flavor and appearance of foods, you need add only a minimum amount to the nonstick surface of your cookware.
ENERGY EFFICIENT COOKING
Select a burner size that matches the diameter of the bottom of the pan. When cooking over a gas burner, make certain that the flame touches only the bottom of the pan. If the flame extends up the sides of the pan, energy is wasted.
Never use Cuisinart® GreenGourmet™ Cookware on high heat or food will burn. The aluminum core of this cookware heats quickly and its even heat distribution prevents hot spots. We recommend using a low to medium setting for most cooking. To boil water, medium-high is sufficient. Never leave Cuisinart® Cookware or any pan empty over a hot burner. Doing so can ruin the pan and cause damage to the stovetop and void the warranty.
OVEN COOKING TEMPERATURE
Cuisinart® GreenGourmet™ Cookware can be used in the oven up to 500°F. Cookware is broiler safe. Using Cuisinart® Cookware in the oven will cause the handles as well as the pan to become hot. Use Cuisinart® oven mitts when removing the cookware from the oven.
PROPER COOKING UTENSILS
We recommend using plastic or wooden utensils in your Cuisinart® GreenGourmet™ Cookware to maintain its appearance and performance. Refrain from cutting foods or using sharp utensils such as forks, knives, mashers or whisks that can scratch the cooking surface. Slight surface marks and abrasions are normal and will not affect the performance of the Cuisinart Ceramica™ coating.
Let your Cuisinart® GreenGourmet™ Cookware cool before cleaning. Cookware should be washed by hand with hot sudsy water and a sponge or soft dishcloth. Do not use steel wool or other metal or abrasive pads that can scratch your cookware. After washing, rinse thoroughly and dry immediately.
NOTE: Do not put in the dishwasher, since harsh detergents will harm exterior finish.