No two of us cook the same. But we all cook for the same reasons.
These stainless steel saucepans add versatility to your cooking, because they’re perfect for everything from making soups and sauces, boiling vegetables, even braising. The VITALOK® cooking method forms a moisture seal between the lid and the pan. That means you use less water, so food looks and tastes fresher. The iCook® 4-piece Saucepan Set includes:
- 2-qt. Saucepan with Lid.
- 3-qt. Saucepan with Lid.
The iCook® 4-piece Saucepan Set features:
- Exclusive technologies that make cooking healthier and cleanup easier.
- Multi-ply construction with a carbon-steel core for even heat distribution and inner and outer layers of 18/10 surgical-grade stainless steel.
- OPTITEMP® fully encapsulated cooking base that improves heat distribution by up to 92% over AMWAY QUEEN® Cookware and works with any style cooktop.
- The VITALOK® cooking method, which locks in one-third more nutrients, without added fats or unnecessary water.
- Ergonomic handle designs to make everything easy to grip and use.
Healthier cooking – VITALOK®
VITALOK cooking method locks in nutrients, flavor, and color.
Improved performance – OPTITEMP®
base OPTITEMP base ensures evenly cooked meals on any cooktop.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the iCook® Nonstick Frypans and the Saucepans? Why do I need both?
iCook Nonstick Frypans have a nonstick coating and a single-ply body with a sloping edge to make it easy to slide food, like omelets and pancakes, out of the pan after cooking. The Saucepans have a stainless steel finish and a multi-ply body, for better heat distribution.
What is 18/10 stainless steel?
The stainless steel used in the iCook stainless steel pans is type 304, which contains 18–20% chromium and 8–10% nickel, thus, 18/10.
What is the metal thickness of the iCook pans?
All iCook pan bodies (with the exception of non-stick) are made from 1.0mm 3 ply carbon core. The slab base adds 2 more layers (aluminum and 430 magnetic SS) and brings the total thickness of the base up to about 5mm.
The 8" and 10" non-stick pan bodies are made from 0.8mm solid stainless steel. The 12" non-stick pan is made for 1.0mm solid stainless steel.
What are the handles on my cookware made from?
iCook handles and knobs are made from phenolic material, a durable compound that resists heat and wear.
What size pan should I use?
You want to keep a good ratio between food and added liquids. Make sure the food fills the pan at least two-thirds full, then add the liquids called for. A pan that's too small will crowd the foods and they will cook unevenly. A pan that's too large may not create the moisture seal. It's also important to use a burner the same size as the pan.
May I put iCook Cookware in the oven?
You may use iCook Cookware in the oven or on the stovetop. The pans may be used in an oven at temperatures up to 400° F (204° C). Remember, oven temperatures can vary significantly from the temperature indicator dial. Check the actual temperature occasionally, using an oven thermometer. Never use the pans for broiling, since temperatures can easily exceed 500° F (260° C). Frequent use of this cookware in the oven can dull the appearance of the handles.
May I use iCook Cookware on my ceramic cooktop?
Yes. The fully encapsulated aluminum slab base is compatible with all common cooktops, from gas and electric to glass and ceramic stoves.
Do I need special utensils for my stainless steel iCook Cookware?
You may use nylon, plastic, rubber, coated, wooden, or metal spatulas and spoons with iCook Stainless Steel Cookware. Do not use sharp knives directly in iCook Cookware, as the blades will scratch the finish.
How does the VITALOK® cooking method lock in nutrients?
By forming a moisture seal between the lid and the pan, which prevents additional steam from escaping. Retaining moisture during cooking helps retain the nutrients in the food. Because you use less water, foods also look and taste fresher.
If there's a moisture seal, how do I check on my food?
The moisture seal is broken when you lift the lid. But you can still check your food by lifting the lid just high enough to insert a fork inside the pan. Try not to check food too often. As you become accustomed to cooking with iCook Cookware, you'll learn how quickly foods cook, and you won't need to check as often.
Tell me more about how the VITALOK cooking method works?
As steam condenses on the inside of the pan's lid, the water runs down into a channel in the rim of the pan. When the channel has filled with water, the seal is formed. From that time on, all moisture is trapped inside the pan, instead of escaping into the air. The retained steam cooks the food more quickly, which keeps more nutrients in the food, and reduces the total amount of liquids you need to add to your food.
How can I make the VITALOK seal form?
Cover the pan with the correct lid and place it on medium heat. In about 3–5 minutes, vapor will begin to escape from the lid and you may hear a faint fluttering sound. Try to spin the lid. If it spins freely, the moisture seal has formed. Then turn the heat to low. That's it. If you hear a sputtering instead of a fluttering, the heat is too high. Take the pan off the burner and turn the heat to low. Spin the lid to confirm the seal has formed and put the pan back on the cooled burner.
What is stack cooking?
Stack cooking is a convenient feature of iCook Cookware, made possible by the OPTITEMP® slab base. You can prepare more foods at one time by stacking a small pan on top of a larger pan, and cooking both pans of food on the same burner.
To stack cook, follow these simple steps:
- In the larger pan, place foods like roasts and stews that weigh more, take longer to cook, or have more volume. When cooking meat, first preheat the pan to medium heat and brown the meat on both sides. Cover the larger pan with the Dome Lid and keep the heat on medium until the VITALOK moisture seal forms.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Cover the smaller pan with its lid and keep the heat on medium until the VITALOK moisture seal forms. Then stack the smaller pan onto the larger covered pan.
No moisture seal is necessary for the smaller pan when you're melting, reheating, or keeping foods warm until serving.
How should I care for my iCook Cookware?
Before the first use, wash your cookware in a solution of LEGACY OF CLEAN™ DISH DROPS® Concentrated Dish Liquid and vinegar, to remove any lingering manufacturing oils and polishes. Rinse thoroughly after washing.
Since regular dishwasher use will dull the appearance of the handles, hand washing is recommended. After each use, hand wash as soon as possible with DISH DROPS Dish Liquid and hot water.
iCook lids nest within the pans, so you can stack them in a cupboard or on a shelf. iCook handles are designed with a hanging hole, so they can also be hung from an overhead cookware rack.
I burned some food in my pan. How can I clean this?
Most burnt-on food can be removed. First, place enough water in the pan to cover the burnt-on food. Bring this to a boil. Often, this will be sufficient to lift the food from the surface of the stainless steel.
If that does not work, clean your cookware using LEGACY OF CLEAN Soft Cleanser and a soft sponge. Scrub in the same circular direction as the brushed finish on the inside of the pan. Rinse thoroughly and reapply if needed.
Cleaning burnt-on food can be difficult and may take some effort. Remember that when cooking with iCook Cookware, you should be cooking at low-to-medium temperatures. Never leave food that is cooking unattended on the stovetop.
Do I need to season the saucepans after using them for a while?
No. The saucepans don't need any seasoning.
How do I keep iCook Cookware looking shiny? What if I have hard water?
It is best to hand wash pans with LEGACY OF CLEAN DISH DROPS Concentrated Dish Liquid as soon as possible after each use. LEGACY OF CLEAN Soft Cleanser can be used on all surfaces of the pans and lids. LEGACY OF CLEAN Pads can be used on the inside surfaces of the pans. Do not use steel wool or abrasive powders on the mirror-finish exterior surfaces. Hard-water spots can be removed by cleaning with either lemon juice or vinegar.
How many layers are the stainless steel pans constructed of and what are the materials?
The iCook stainless steel pans are made of three layers – Type 304 stainless steel, carbon steel, and again Type 304 stainless steel. The bottom slabs are constructed of aluminum and Type 430 stainless steel. The aluminum is fully encapsulated to prevent corrosion.
What is the warranty for my iCook Cookware?
There is a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects on all iCook stainless cookware pieces, lids, and inserts.
Your satisfaction with your iCook purchase is guaranteed. If, within 120 days, you are not completely satisfied with your iCook Cookware, your purchase price and applicable tax will be refunded. The 120-day period applies to purchases made in North America only. Satisfaction guarantee periods vary for purchases made outside of North America.
How can I get replacement parts for my iCook Cookware?
For replacement, under warranty, please return the damaged/defective item and a replacement will be sent out. For non-warranty returns, contact Customer Service, 800-253-6500, or email email@example.com.
How can I contact Amway?
For general product information inquiries, call Product Information at 800-253-6500. For email inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does this warranty cover?
Amway Inc. ("Amway") warrants that iCook® Cookware will not prove defective (as defined below) under normal use (with Nonstick Cookware, this warranty is limited to five years from the date of purchase). An item will be considered "defective" if it is defective in materials or workmanship and if the defect materially impairs the performance or value of the iCook Cookware to the original purchaser. What does this warranty cover? This Warranty does not cover: (a) Any iCook Cookware that has been subjected to any use that is different than or inconsistent with the use instructions in the iCook Cookware Use Instructions; (b) Any iCook Cookware that has been subjected to any abuse, accident, physical damage, improper installation or application, alteration, neglect, improper temperature, humidity, or other environmental conditions (including, but not limited to, lightning, flood, or fire).
What will Amway do if your iCook Cookware is defective?
If any iCook Cookware that has not been altered or subjected to abuse, accident, physical damage, misuse, or neglect proves to have been defective during the warranty period, then subject to timely notification of the claimed defect, Amway will, at its option, either repair or replace the defective item at its expense. How and when must you make a claim under this warranty? For service under this warranty in the United States, please contact Amway via telephone at 800-253-6500 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and midnight ET BEFORE you return anything, for shipping, handling, and mailing instructions. For service under this warranty in Canada, please contact Amway Canada Corporation at 800-265-5470 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET BEFORE you return anything, for shipping and handling instructions. Then return the claimed defective product to Amway Canada Corporation, Box 7780, London Station Main, London, Ontario N5Y 5W3, together with a copy of a sales receipt or other proof of purchase and a brief description of the product defect. No warranty claim may be made unless the purchaser has notified Amway of the claimed defect by writing or telephoning Amway within 30 days after its discovery (but in all events no later than 30 days after the end of the applicable warranty period). Upon receipt of iCook Cookware that is claimed to be defective, Amway will determine, in its reasonable discretion, whether the iCook Cookware is defective. By accepting returned iCook Cookware for inspection, Amway does not concede that the returned iCook Cookware is defective. Amway will bear the expense of shipping, both ways, with respect to the repair or replacement of any defective iCook Cookware within the warranty period. If, in Amway's opinion, the iCook Cookware is not defective, it will be returned to the purchaser. OTHER IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS: If Amway fails to repair or replace any defective item within a reasonable time, its liability under this warranty will in all events be limited to the purchase price of the defective iCook Cookware. Except as provided under federal, state, or provincial laws, no person is authorized to or may modify or expand the warranty provided herein, waive any of the conditions and limitations of this warranty, or make any different or additional warranties with respect to the iCook Cookware. Any statements to the contrary shall be of no effect unless made in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Amway. Except as provided under federal, state, or provincial laws, this warranty sets forth the purchaser's sole and exclusive remedies for any defect in the iCook Cookware, and THE WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT FOR THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY OTHER NON-DISCLAIMABLE WARRANTIES IMPOSED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR PROVINCIAL LAW. NO SUCH NON-DISCLAIMABLE WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE FOR TERMS EXTENDING BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE. Notwithstanding the foregoing, some states or provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. The laws of some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion or limitation of certain rights or remedies provided by such laws. As this warranty is subject to such laws, some of the limitations or restrictions contained in this warranty may not apply to you. The provisions of this warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or subtraction from the statutory warranties contained in state and provincial laws. AMWAY SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXPEMPLARY, INDIRECT, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT AND BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN PARTICULAR, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, AMWAY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC INJURY, NOR UPON ANY CLAIM BASED ON ALLEGED NEGLIGENT DESIGN OR MANUFACTURE OF ANY GOODS, OR THE OMISSION OF ANY WARNING WITH RESPECT THERETO. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty is applicable in the United States and Canada.
We stand behind the quality of AMWAY™ products and guarantee your satisfaction. If for any reason you try our product and are not completely satisfied, you may return it within 120 days of purchase for an exchange or refund of the product price and applicable tax. This satisfaction guarantee does not apply to products that have been intentionally damaged, misused, or for IBO purchase for inventory.