Use & Care

PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY AS FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH OUR USE & CARE INSTRUCTIONS WILL INVALIDATE YOUR WARRANTY.

ALL OUR PANS ARE MADE EXACTLY THE SAME. HOWEVER, HOW THEY ARE USED AND CARED FOR WILL ULTIMATELY DETERMINE HOW LONG TIME OUR PANS WILL CONTINUE TO PERFORM WELL. WITH PROPER USE AND CARE YOU WILL GET INDUSTRY-LEADING PERFORMANCE AND VALUE OUT OF YOUR NEW GASTROLUX PAN. CONVERSELY, FAILURE TO STRICTLY FOLLOW OUR USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, WILL DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE PAN'S PERFORMANCE AND ITS PERCEIVED VALUE.

PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO:

1. COOKING TEMPERATURE (NEVER MORE THAN 500 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT).

2. NEVER COOK WITH FAT OR OILS AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE THEIR SMOKE POINTS AND NEVER USE COOKING SPRAYS LIKE PAM, ETC.

3. USE WOOD OR SILICONE COOKING UTENSILS, NOT METAL OR SHARP OBJECTS.

4. DO NOT USE DISHWASHER, WASH BY HAND IN WARM WATER AND MILD DETERGENT AFTER EACH USE.

OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR GASTROLUX COOKWARE. FOR CLARIFICATION ON ANY OF THE USE & CARE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT GASTROLUX COOKWARE. WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP.


Before First Use of Your Cookware
Remove the plastic fixations on the rim and the protective film from the base of your cookware. Clean your item with warm water, mixed with a little detergent and dry well.

Cooking Cutlery & Utensils
To maintain the function of the unique Gastrolux “Biotan” non-stick surface, do NOT use metal utensils, or any other sharp edged instrument which may cause damage. Instead, use silicone, wood, or other similar, gentler utensils and tools for optimal life span of your pan. However, if the surface should receive scratches or scuff marks it will not affect the non-stick performance or safety of your cookware. This is considered normal wear and tear and will therefore not be accepted as a claim covered by warranty.

Cleaning Instructions
After every use, we strongly recommend that you manually clean your pot or pan with hot water and “mild detergent”. If you “scorch” something onto your pan use a scotch-brite sponge to remove the material. Do NOT put Gastrolux pans in the dishwasher as this will shorten longevity of the non-stick effect; they are very easy to clean manually. Do NOT 'store' food in the pan for longer periods of time (for example over-night in the refrigerator, etc.). Proper cleaning of the Gastrolux pan after each use is crucial for maximum longevity. Lack of proper cleaning of the pan after each use ultimately resulting in oil and food residue build-up and loss of non-stick effect will NOT be covered under warranty.

Cooking Temperature and Energy Sources
Gastrolux non-induction cookware is suitable for the following cooking surfaces - gas, electric, glass ceramic and halogen. Gastrolux induction cookware can also be used on all the above cooking surfaces. Please note: Never leave your cookware on an active cooking surface empty, or unattended. Do NOT over-heat the product as the aluminum is superior in retaining heat and high heat is unnecessary. Over-heating will destroy the non-stick coating and reduce the non-stick performance. Gastrolux's non-stick coating is safe to use up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit on cooktop or in the oven. Over-heating will NOT be covered under warranty.

Special Instructions for use of Oil and Fats
Please ensure that you are frying within the heat tolerance of the oil or fat you are using. Failure to do so could result in “burning” the oil or fat, a consequence of which is the release of “Bitumen Resin”. This resin cannot be removed and will reduce the non-stick properties of the “Biotan” coating, thereby invalidating warranty claims in this respect.


Fixed Handle & Lid Knobs
Fixed handles and lid knobs on all Gastrolux pots and pans are oven proof to 500° fahrenheit. When removing lids or cookware from the oven, please be sure to use heatproof material.

Special Information for Detachable Handle
Our designer detachable handles are not oven proof and must not be used in the oven.

Counter Handle
If your pan has a counter handle, to touch it while hot, please be sure to use heat proof material.

Maximising Energy Efficiency
To minimise energy use, ensure that your energy source for example: Hot plate or gas ring, is the same diameter as the bottom of your pan. Please note: Using a lid can reduce loss of energy by up to a third. Gastrolux excellent heat retention properties enable you to reduce your heat from high to medium or low to finish the cooking process, thereby saving energy.

Special Instructions for Glass Ceramic, Halogen and Induction Hobs
Before using, ensure your ceramic, halogen or induction hob is clear of food residue, between the hob and base of your cookware. Any small particles of salt, ground pepper, sugar, etc. can cause scratches to the ceramic, halogen or induction hob surface and the base of your cookware. Never slide your cookware back and forth, always lift your cookware to where you would like to place it. Always ensure that your pan base is of similar diameter in relation to the diameter of your cooking source.

Induction Example
Stove top diameter 15cm, then active bottom of induction pan 14.5cm - Stove top diameter 18cm, then active bottom of induction pan 17.5cm - Stove top diameter 22cm, then active bottom of induction pan 21.5cm.