Payless Cast Iron Cookware Use and Care Instructions
Thank you for your purchase of Payless Cookware. Your payless cookware has been uniquely hand-cast from molten iron in individual sand molds and layered with multiple coats of high quality enamel. Each piece is then baked at extremely high temperatures to seal the enamel coating and create the high gloss finish.
USE AND CARE MANUAL
Payless Cast Iron Cookware is dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended for best results. Before using for the first time, remove all labels, wash in hot, soapy water, rinse and dry. Regardless of whether your payless cast iron cookware has a high gloss enamel interior or a black matte enamel interior, seasoning is not required.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Payless Cast Iron Cookware is suitable for use on all types of stovetop cooking surfaces and in the oven. When using Cast Iron on glass or ceramic cooking surface, do not slide the cookware on the surface—always lift to move. Payless Cast Iron Cookware distributes heat evenly and efficiently. ONLY LOW TO MEDIUM BURNER HEAT IS RECOMMENDED.
GENERAL COOKING HINTS
Payless Cast Iron Cookware will transfer heat throughout the vessel, including the handles. ALWAYS USE A POTHOLDER OR INSULATED GLOVE WHEN HANDLING THE COOKWARE. Keep in mind that this cookware performs well only low to medium heat.
Use low to medium heat when cooking. For best results, preheat the cookware on medium heat for 2-3 minutes prior to adding food. This ensures a more consistent temperature during the cooking cycle. It is important to use the cookware on a burner of corresponding diameter (or slightly smaller) and at no time should a gas flame be allowed to extend up the side of the pan as this will cause overheating and staining. It will also cause the handles to heat up and could be dangerous.
To avoid spillage and the risk of boiling over, the pan should not be filled to more than 2/3 capacity. As soon as the boiling point is reached, the temperature should be lowered.
Avoid over-heating the pan and NEVER LET A PAN BOIL DRY ON A STOVE AS IT CAN CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE AND CAN BE A SAFETY HAZARD.
Do not use metal tools or sharp utensils when cooking – they can scratch or chip the enamel.
Payless Cast Iron Cookware can be used in conventional and convection ovens. All pieces of the cookware with the cast iron knob are oven safe up to 500 degree. However, cooking under 475 degree will ensure the best performance from your Cast Iron Cookware. Other Cast Iron Dutch Ovens with the black phenolic knob can withstand up to 400--450 degree in the oven. The plastic knob can be removed and the item can withstand up to 475 degrees. The stainless steel knob can be purchased at a local hardware store.
Naturally, the handle as well as the pan will become hot. ALWAYS USE A POTHOLDER OR INSULATED GLOVE WHEN HANDLING THE COOKWARE WHILE OVEN COOKING TO PREVENT BURNS. DO NOT use in the microwave oven, as this will damage the microwave oven.
High temperatures toughen meat; they should only be necessary for brief pre-heating or for browning certain cuts of meat. Even tougher cuts of meat remain juicy and tender when cooked at low to medium temperatures. Make sure the meat fits the pan snugly. If too full, meat stews rather than fries; if half-empty, juices will burn in the uncovered areas.
In order to maintain the appearance of your cookware, we recommend:
Immediately after cooking, remove pan from heat and let it cool on a trivet or heat-resistant surface.
Food adhering to the inside of the cookware may be removed by soaking pan in soapy water, then washing with hot, soapy water. Do not use bleach, metal scourers or abrasive cleansers. However, plastic scouring pads may be used. Let the cookware cool before placing it in water to prevent warping.
USE IN DISHWASHER
Payless Cast Iron Cookware is completely dishwasher safe, however, as with all fine cookware, hand washing is preferred. In time, the cumulative effects of strong agitation and harsh detergent will dull the high-gloss exterior, although the performance of the pan will not be affected.
· Do not misuse your pans. Follow use and care instructions carefully.
· Use medium to low heat for cooking. The use of continuous high heat will discolor the Cast Iron.
· Remember not to leave an empty pan on a hot burner. Adding the liquid to the over-heated pan will cause severe enamel damage. Besides wasting energy, it may impair the pan’s performance or cause irreparable damage. It will also discolor or damage handle and knobs over a period of time.
· Keep handles from extending over the front edge of the cooker where they can be snagged by clothes or small hands. Similarly, position handles away from other burners or electric units to keep them from getting hot.
· Always use a potholder or insulated glove when handling the cookware.
· Remove the lid by lifting it away from you. Direct contact with rising steam can be hazardous.
· Check lid knobs to confirm they are secure before using.
· Do not put hot pans directly on countertops or unprotected surfaces.
· When filled, the cookware can be very heavy. Be extremely careful when moving the pan if it contains hot oil or other hot liquids.
· Enameled Cast Iron Cookware will chip or crack if dropped on a hard surface.
· If deep-frying, fill the pan no more than 1/3 full of oil. This is to allow for displacement of the oil caused by the addition of food and to ensure adequate coverage, so foods will fry evenly. Do not leave hot oil unattended or keep it covered while deep-frying. The cover can be used to control splattering when frying or searing, but it must be closely watched.
· Do not use in microwave ovens.
PAYLESS CAST IRON COOKWARE LIMITED WARRANTY
BePallas Company, paylesscookware.com warrants the Payless Cast Iron Cookware will be free of defects in workmanship and materials. For this warranty to apply, the owner must follow these Use and Care Instructions.
If you should have a problem with your Cast Iron Cookware purchased from us, please contact us at email@example.com, or call 1-888-878-9989 to speak with a customer representative, you could also leave us a voice mail and let us know your concern.
This warranty does not cover damage from abuse, neglect, misuse, accident or commercial use. Scratches, stains, pitting, discoloration, deterioration, warping or damage from overheating are not covered by this warranty.
BEPALLAS COMPANY- PAYLESSCOOKWARE.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT.
The following are some of questions answered for previous customers.
Q: Where are our cookware manufactured?
A: All of our cast iron cookware are manufactured in China with an American brand name: FANCY COOK.
Q: Chemical levels, lead and Cadmium?
A: Our manufacture utilizes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Test Procedure Leach ability of lead and cadmium for glazed ceramic surfaces. Our manufacture company also uses third party test (Mervyn's Hardline Test) to ensure that products with the our name comply the standards set forth by the United States Food & Drug Administration. All cast iron cookware with our name are well in safe limit.
Q: You could make a payment via Paypal even though you don't have a paypal account, here is how to proceed:
1. Select Paypal on payment page, and click on "continue" at the bottom of the page, then click on "confirm" on the next page.
2. On the page with a heading "BePallas Company", on the left where writes Why use PayPal?", click on "continue" at the bottom under where says "Don't have a PayPal account?"
3. On the next page, you will be able to type in all billing information, and then click on "review order and continue" at the bottom.
Paying via Paypal is a very safe. If you still continue having the problems in paying via Paypal, you could also pay by credit card on our website through our payment gateway with Authorize.net.
Q.What is the safety difference between Teflon and Cast Iron, or Enamel Coated Material?
A. Porcelain Enamel is a glass coating, not lead paint, and is used for a variety of food related purposes, including cookware, bakeware and grills. Porcelain Enamel has proven to be a safe and attractive coating for cookware.
New study indicates that Teflon can flake off into food and be ingested, the small amount of fluoride leached maybe linked to cancer. However, Cast iron is strong, durable, inexpensive, and is an even conductor of heat useful for cooking. Nutritionists suggest that iron is essential to produce red blood cells. Large amounts can be poisonous, but in North America, we are more likely to lack iron than have too much. Iron cookware provides less than 20 percent of total daily iron intake - well within safe levels. Besides, enamel coated outside of cast iron not only gives the cookware a luxury gloss, but also an unharmful material to human body, and it’s well within safe limits.
Q: Why cook with PaylessCookware case iron pans or pots?
A: PaylessCookware cast iron pans or pots with phenolic knob can go from freezer to oven top to table with evenly heat distribution and can keep food warm at the table. Cast iron pans and pots will always keep its shape and maintain a steady and flat base for glass topped ranges.
Q: What heat sources can PaylessCookware cast iron cookware be used on?
A: You can use any kind of heat source.
Q: How many degree should be set for cast iron ducth oven and phenolic knob on lid.
A: For dutch oven itself, you can set your oven temperature as high as 475 degree; The black phenolic knob, however, is plastic and can withstand up to 400 degree in the oven. The knob can be removed and the item can withstand up to 475 degrees. The stainless steel knob can be purchased at a local hardware store.
Q: Are your cookware bottom enameled? Are they safe for glass topped ranges?
A: Yes, most of our 10", 8", 6" skillets and 4Qt oval pots have a smooth-enameled bottom which is safe for glass topped ranges. Some of our dutch oven or 7 or 8 Qt oval pots have the rough bottom that looks like natural cast iron, but has a special treatment that is coated with matte black enamel, suitable for non-glass topped stove. Smoothly enameled bottom can be scratched by non-glass topped stove surface, therefore please use carefully.
Q: Is the interior of your cookware enameled?
A: Yes, the interior of our cookware is well-enameled. The cream color interior is smoothly enameled.
The matte black interior has a special treatment that creates a naturally cast iron surface, which is not as smooth as cream color interior, but it retains and redistributes heat-ideal for slow cooking, and it is more scratch resistant. The matte black interior is well-enameled also. With the special treatment, it is often mistaken for uncoated cast iron.
Q: Is the interior of your cookware pre-seasoned?
A: Yes, the interior of our cookware is pre-seasoned.
Q: Are PaylessCookware pots and pans bottom enameled?
A: Yes, our pots and pans are all enameled bottom.
Q: How to clean PaylessCookware pans or pots?
A: By hand wash with dish soap in hot water, rinsing and drying thoroughly, or in dishwasher, they are dishwasher safe. Please do Not wash your dutch oven with any wire brush or wire mesh pad, they could damage the enamel coated on the oven.
Q: Is it safe to use the cookware if the enamel is worn?
Q: What is meant by seasoning your cast iron and metal cookware?
A: New cast iron, cast aluminum (Al), and steel cookware are prepared for a life of cooking use by filling the pores of the cooking surface with carbonized oil to 1) prevent pitting and rust, and 2) to create a semi nonstick quality.
Heating oil or lard to a very high temperature, if not smoking point, then wipe up, is all that is normally required to effectively season cast iron, cast aluminum, and steel cookware.
Peanut oil is recommended for seasoning cast iron and metal cookware because of its extremely high smoking point. Seasoning can be done on a stove top or in the oven. If seasoning in an oven, set oven to 350 degrees F for at least an hour.
Q: After cooking and cleaning, how do you care for cast iron cookware?
A: Care of cast iron cookware after cooking and cleaning simply requires you to wipe the cookware with some oil before storing to prevent rusting. If the cookware is to be stored for a lengthy period of time, spread a heavy amount of oil over the cookware and store in an air-tight plastic bag.
Note that all steel cookware, other than stainless steel cookware, should be prepared for storage with oil as well. Aluminum cookware does not rust and does not require oil application for storage.
Q: What is porcelain enamel cookware?
A: Porcelain enamel is a glass-like coating used to coat metals such as cast iron, steel, and aluminum in cookware. Such coated cookware is often referred to as "enamelware".
Porcelain enameling has been practiced by different cultures across millennia. The manufacturing process and elements of porcelain enamel are similar to that for glass.
Q: How strong is porcelain enamel cookware?
A: Porcelain enamel is extremely strong and durable. It can be subjected to high and low temperatures without damage. Porcelain enamel is also basically inert and does not react to common organics, including acidic elements in cooking, and most cleaning chemicals. Normal cooking utensils may be used in cooking.
Cleaning is very quick as porcelain enamel is highly stick resistant, non staining and scratch resistant. Non-abrasive cleaning techniques used for cleaning metal cookware is recommended. Sensible use and reasonable handling will ensure countless years of use.
Q: Use & Care?
- Dishwasher safe.
- Never use abrasive cleaning products or scouring pads.
- Remove stubborn food residue with a plastic or sponge scourer only.
- Use wood, plastic or heat-resistant nylon tools to avoid scratching the enamel.
- Handles will get hot - use pot holders. At the table, use with a trivet.
- For best results, use low to medium heat on stovetop. Oven and broiler safe; however, the black phenolic handles are only safe to 400ºF.
- Do not slide pans on the stovetop. Enameled surface can chip or crack if dropped or banged against a hard surface.
Q: What is Table Rate?
A: In Table Rate shipping, a table of prices is used to determine the shipping cost. Either the total weight or the total price of the order can be used in the lookup table. This cost is also added to the handling fee (which doesn't use the table), to arrive at a final shipping cost.
Q: What shipping method are we using?
A: Usually ships in 1-2 business days. To ensure the fastest shipping with the lowest cost, we are using UPS Ground at our table rate as our primary shipping method by which you will receive your order as fast as possible with minimum shipping cost. (Payless Table Rate is calculated based on the total weight of the order and your location. The calculation also allows our system to lower the shipping cost up to 50 % for you).
Q: What is other shipping information?
A: We do ship to USPS/UPS addresses, but such shipments are subject to USPS size, weight, and content restrictions. If we cannot send your package to your USPS/UPS address, we will contact you. USPS/UPS shipments may be subject to additional shipping fees. If you will be charged any additional shipping, we will contact you to notify you of the fees and give you a chance to adjust your shipping address if you so desire.
All shipments, unless specifically denoted, are curb-side shipments. All larger shipments, shipped via freight carrier, will require a signature at the time of delivery. Paylesscookware.com can not be held responsible for damages that may occur during delivery. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any problems with this type of delivery at the time of receipt of the products. Paylesscookware.com is not responsible for shipping costs on merchandise not delivered due to a shipping company’s inability to deliver to a particular location. Certain circumstances may include but are not limited to: narrow or winding roads, dirt or gravel roads, and vacant establishments. In home delivery is neither implied nor offered without additional charge, and is not necessarily available even if the customer is willing to pay more for it.
Remote or hard-to-reach areas (example: Martha's Vineyard, etc.) may incur additional shipping fees.
If an item is shipped and returned because it is not deliverable due to an incorrect address, the customer will be responsible for shipping both ways. Orders for larger items that must ship freight require the shipping company to contact the customer prior to delivery. If the product is returned because the freight company could not reach the customer, this will be considered a return, and the order will be subject to our regular return policies.
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