Use and Care
Swiss Diamond cookware can be compared to a luxury car - if properly maintained, it will provide a lifetime of superior performance!
The most important things to remember are:
- Never cook over high heat or preheat an empty pan for more than 5 minutes
- If using oil, always use a high-temperature cooking oil (not olive oil)
- Wash thoroughly with hot soapy water and a soft sponge after each use
- The pan can occasionally go in the dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended
- Be gentle with your utensils to keep the pan looking new
Swiss Diamond has been shown in lab tests to outperform and outlast other nonstick coatings (both PTFE- and ceramic-based) when these instructions are followed.
Full Use & Care Instructions
When properly maintained and cleaned, your SWISS DIAMOND cookware will provide a lifetime of unsurpassed nonstick performance and easy clean convenience. Always be sure to follow the Use & Care instructions. Failure to follow these guidelines may void the SWISS DIAMOND Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Use low to medium heat: High heat is never required because of the high thermal conductivity of SWISS DIAMOND cookware. Start with «medium» heat and adjust accordingly. Always place your pan on the center of the heating surface. Caution: Overheating can damage the cooking surface.
Preheating: When recipes recommend pre-heating, place the pan on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes before adding food. To test if the pan is hot enough, sprinkle a few drops of water on the surface. If the water sizzles or beads, the pan is ready. If the water evaporates instantly, turn the heat down and test again in 3 minutes. There is no need to pre-heat an empty pan longer than 5 minutes.
Cooking with oil: Designed for healthy cooking, SWISS DIAMOND allows cooking with little or no oil. If you choose to use oil, always use it at the proper heat setting. Caution: Never use nonstick sprays.
Proper Utensils: Silicone and wooden tools are recommended - metal utensils may be used with care. Any tool with a sharp point or edge should not be used. Do not chop, cut, or use an electric beater in the pan.
Oven Use: SWISS DIAMOND cookware is oven safe up to 500°F (260°C). The handles will get hot under these conditions - always use pot holders when removing pans from the oven.
Cleaning: Before using for the first time and after each use, wash cookware thoroughly with hot soapy water. Do not use abrasive detergents, oven cleaners or scouring pads, which may affect the quality of the non-stick surface. Although your cookware may be cleaned in the dishwasher, we recommend washing by hand.
To maintain cooking efficiency, it is important that your cookware be thoroughly cleaned after each use. When any cookware is not cleaned properly, thin layers of food particles remain on the surface and may become carbonized when reheated. Carbonized layers will cause food to stick.
Storing: If the pans are nested one on top of the other, we recommend placing a paper towel between each pan to prevent scratches. If need be, the handles may be tightened with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.