The nonstick coating system used on iCook frypans is safe when used according to instructions. iCook Cookware nonstick coatings do not contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a substance which has been reported to be found in trace quantities in human blood. People cannot be exposed to PFOA by using iCook frypans.
What's the difference between the iCook® Nonstick frypans and the sauté pans?
iCook 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 sauté pans 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.
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 degrees F (204 degrees 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 degrees F (260 degrees 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 iCook Nonstick Frypans?
You may use nylon, plastic, rubber, coated, or wooden utensils and maintain the appearance and performance of the nonstick interior. While iCook nonstick cookware is resistant to damage from metal utensils, it can be damaged if you use metal utensils frequently. Do not use sharp knives directly in iCook Cookware, as the blades will scratch the finish.
How should I care for my iCook Cookware?
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 ® Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid and hot water. See below – “How do I keep iCook Cookware looking shiny?” – for additional care instructions.
iCook handles are designed with a hanging hole, so they can also be hung from an overhead cookware rack.
Do I need to season the frypans after using them for a while?
Nonstick frypans should be seasoned occasionally by applying oil to the surface of the pan. Do not use cooking sprays on the surface because they leave a residue that is difficult to remove.
Can I use nonstick cooking sprays on my iCook Nonstick Fry pans?
You should never use nonstick cooking sprays on a nonstick fry pan. Instead, you may season your pan periodically with a small amount of vegetable oil, olive oil, or peanut oil. Simply rub inside the pan with a soft cloth. Repeat as needed (every 15–20 uses or so) if you hand wash the pans, and after every time in the dishwasher. (it is not recommended that you place your iCook Cookware in an automatic dishwasher.)
I burned some food in my nonstick pan. How can I clean this?
Removal of burnt-on food from nonstick can be a challenge because the high heat that has caused the foods to burn can damage the nonstick coating.
If you have burned food in your nonstick pan, place some water in the pan to cover the burnt-on food. Bring this to a boil. Often, this will be sufficient to lift the burnt-on food from the surface of the pan.
If that does not work, clean your cookware using Dish Drops® and a soft sponge. Rinse thoroughly and repeat if needed. When finished cleaning, season the pan by wiping the surface with vegetable oil. Heat on low until the pan is just warm to the touch. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Repeat if necessary.
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.
How do I keep iCook Cookware looking shiny? What if I have hard water?
It is always best to hand wash pans with Dish Drops Dishwashing Liquid as soon as possible after each use. Additionally, these care instructions will help keep surfaces shiny:
- Inside of the pans
Only a soft sponge should be used when cleaning the inside of your nonstick frypans. For stubborn stains, first heat the pan on low with a mixture of water, lemon juice, and Dish Drops inside. Let cool and then wash.
- Outside and bottom of the pans
Do not use Legacy of Clean Pads, steel wool, or abrasive powders on the mirror-finish exterior surfaces. For the bottom of the pans, use Dish Drops Dishwashing Liquid for an initial cleaning and Plus Metal Cleaner to restore shine or remove heat burns or tarnish.
Remove hard-water spots anywhere on the pans by cleaning with either lemon juice or vinegar. For best results, re-season your frypans after any intense cleaning.
What is the warranty for my iCook Cookware?
There is a 5-year, limited warranty on all iCook Nonstick Frypans and tempered glass lids.
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 Support, 800-253-6500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org