FLAVORSTONE® COOKWAREFlavorStone® is one of the most advanced cookware lines developed for the 21st century. It can be used on gas, electric, ceramic, and induction surfaces. It allows you to make great low fat meals with maximum flavor and it lets you cook with little or no oil, butter or fat. The final result is food that not only tastes great, but can also be prepared quickly.
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Whether you fry it - saute it - bake it - or even accidentally burn it, practically nothing sticks. Now you can cook foods on your stove top that you never could before! With FlavorStone® cookware you can make Stove Top Pizza, Skillet Lasagna, One Pan Pot Roast, and 60 Second Quesadillas.
PFOA-Free & Gem-Stone Tough
All FlavorStone® cookware features the proprietary Sapphire™ non-stick cooking surface. Sapphire™ non-stick is an especially scratch resistant PFOA-free surface that prevents virtually anything from sticking. Egg whites, cheese, chocolate, bacon, and even melted plastic does not stick to it. Best of all, no foods sticking means clean up is a breeze. That’s why Cathy Mitchell coined the phrase, “If it takes longer to clean up that it did to cook you’re using the wrong kind of pan!"
No Hot Spots + Save Energy
FlavorStone® cookware can be used on gas, electric, ceramic because each pan results from a super efficient multi-ply construction process. Heat conducts through the base and instantly radiates throughout the entire pan. This helps eliminate hot spots so your food cooks evenly without flash burning. In fact, FlavorStone® performance is so effective you only need a medium setting or lower saving you energy.
COATING AND BASE LAYERS OF FLAVORSTONE® PANS
What is FlavorStone® cookware all about?
With its Sapphire™ non-stick and wear-resistant coating, FlavorStone® cookware is designed to make cooking fast and easy.
FlavorStone® cookware has a superconductive multi-ply base. The aluminum alloy base core provides excellent thermal conductivity and heat distribution, while the stainless steel induction base affords optimal and uniform heat distribution.
These elements, combined with the multiple layers of water-base non-stick coating, make FlavorStone® cookware one of the most versatile and user-friendly product lines available on the market.
How does FlavorStone® cookware perform over time?
FlavorStone® cookware is manufactured using the latest advances in technology and design. FlavorStone® cookware is highly durable and is designed to last as long as the tough sapphire gemstone that inspired its name.
How tough is the FlavorStone® cookware Sapphire™ non-stick surface?
FlavorStone® cookware's Sapphire™ non-stick surface is highly durable. If the cookware's care instructions are carefully followed, the Sapphire™ surface will withstand abrasion. FlavorStone® cookware's Sapphire® non-stick surface is also stain free. However, over time, certain foods like tomato sauce might leave some stains. Most discoloration is merely dark carbonized food particles. These traces, while rare, will not compromise the pan’s function or non-stick properties. In fact, most non-stick pan coatings are usually a dark color or black, so the discoloration is present, but not visible. To remove discoloration, wash the pan in hot water with mild detergent while rubbing it delicately with a non-scratch scrub sponge. More resistant stains can be cleaned by heating equal parts of white vinegar and water in the pan. Please note that the discoloration is intensified if the cookware is used on higher than recommended temperatures.
FlavorStone® cookware should not be used on higher than medium to low stove settings. The temperature used should never exceed 230oC/446oF.
Can I use oil, butter or other non-stick products with my FlavorStone® pans?
Yes, you can opt to add oil, butter or other non-stick agents, although you may consider adding less than you would normally use with other cookware. You may consider brushing your pan’s interior with a small amount of cooking oil when preparing foods that tend to stick when cooked.
How do I care for and clean my FlavorStone® cookware?
As with any cookware, reasonable care must be taken to preserve your FlavorStone® cookware. Because of its non-stick surface, FlavorStone® cookwaredoes not need to be washed every time it is used. FlavorStone® cookware can be cleaned without detergent by simply wiping the surface with a paper towel and rinsing under hot water.
Occasionally, some food and/or ingredients will stick to the cookware’s exterior and if not cleaned prior to cooking, it may dry. To remove dried food, soak the pan in water and mild dishwashing liquid to loosen/soften dried food, then wipe away with a non-scratch scrub sponge.
Occasionally during normal use, the handle may loosen slightly. The handles may be tightened with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Follow these key points in taking care of your FlavorStone® cookware:
- Use a non-scratch scrub sponge and mild dishwashing liquid when washing your FlavorStone® pans
- Never use abrasive pads, steel wool, or abrasive materials on the pan’s non-stick surface
- Never use metal utensils on the pan’s non-stick surface
- Always allow FlavorStone® cookware to cool before washing
- Never try to scrape off any dried food from your FlavorStone® pans
- Use medium to low heat setting to cook your food, because the pans are superconductive. This cookware is NEVER to be used at temperatures over 230oC/446oF
- Never place FlavorStone® cookware in the microwave, conventional oven, on a BBQ grill, broiler, salamander food warmer, or under heat lamps
- Check your pans prior to use, to ensure the handles are tight and that no cracks or other damage exists
- Never use your FlavorStone® pans to pound or bang another hard surface or frozen food
Can I wash my FlavorStone® cookware in the dishwasher?
Yes, FlavorStone® cookware can be washed in the dishwasher. But keep in mind that there is no need to use the dishwasher after each use. You can easily clean your FlavorStone® cookware by simply wiping the surface with a paper towel and rinsing under hot water.
Frequent and prolonged use of the dishwasher to clean FlavorStone® cookware may result in the fading of the color, as well as bubbles appearing, on the plastic handles and knobs. The maximum temperature for FlavorStone® cookware in the dishwasher is 70oC/158oF.
Does FlavorStone® cookware work on all types of stove tops?
FlavorStone® cookware works on all types of stove tops. This includes gas flame, electric burner, ceramic and induction cook tops.
The only exception is the FlavorStone® Square Grill Pan with Ridges, which is not compatible with induction cook tops.
Why can’t I put My FlavorStone® cookware on a BBQ or open grill surface?
Unlike stove tops that concentrate heat in a controlled space, the heat source in BBQs and stove top grills is not compatible with the size of the bottom of the cookware and the heat can damage the handles of FlavorStone® cookware.
Why can’t I put my FlavorStone® cookware in the oven?
The handles on FlavorStone® cookware are not designed to withstand oven temperatures.
Is FlavorStone® cookware PFOA-Free?
Yes, there is no PFOA present in the FlavorStone® cookware.
What exactly is PFOA and what are the concerns related to PFOA?
PFOA is an acronym for perfluorooctanoic acid, a synthetic (man-made) chemical. Some studies indicate that PFOA can cause developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals. PFOA also appears to remain in the human body for a long time. PFOA has been detected in industrial waste, stain-resistant carpets, carpet cleaning liquids, house dust, microwave popcorn bags, water, food, and some cookware.