Brand Spanking New Cookware Set

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by thedavidterry, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. thedavidterry

    thedavidterry

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    So my mom surprised me yesterday with an 11 piece stainless steel set from Cuisinart as a thank you gift!  While I'm extremely excited to finally have a really decent set, I feel a slight intimidation with this being my first really decent set of pans.  Anyone have any care tips or anything?  I read through the readout that came with the set and do plan on applying that, but as far as cleanup and maintaining goes that's where I'm at a loss.  Any help will be greatly appreciated!  
     
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    No, no tips really, use the heck out of them?  ;)  Congrats!
     
  3. french fries

    french fries

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    Before each use, warm the pan on low heat for a few minutes, how long depends on how hot you need the pan, but at least 3 or 4 minutes, sometimes more. If you need to sear a steak, then after 3-4 mn, turn the heat up and let the pan get even hotter. 

    Once your pan is at the right temp, add the oil, and then add your food. 

    When you're done cooking, soaking in water helps lift up most stuff sticking to the bottom. 

    Then wash with a nylon pad such as this () - NOT the green pads that will scratch your pan. 

    If you need to polish you can use Bar Keeper's Friendly. 

    ENJOY~!
     
  4. brianshaw

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    What a nice mother you have!
     
  5. koukouvagia

    koukouvagia

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    I like to cool my pans and then soak with water and soap overnight to clean. Don't forget to scrub the outside too, don't know why people don't scrub the sides and bottom as well as the inside. I use little yellow choreboy plastic scrubbers but I also make use of SOS pads when necessary!

    Sometimes scorching happens. Don't freak out.
     
  6. chicagoterry

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    Most of the Cuisinart care info tells you not to heat it over very high heat. Barkeeps's Friend--the powder variety, not the liquid- is good for keeping it clean & shiny without marring it. Depending on which line you have, the utensils you should use will vary.They do not recommend using metal utensils on almost any of their lines.

    Here is a simple comparison chart they produce with the basic care instructions for each of their cookware lines:

    https://www.cuisinart.com/products/cookware-comparison.html
     
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