The hi-low ridges on the bottom of Circulon cookware help fat and oil drain away from the food and reduce the chance of hot spots and burnt food. With a little know-how, you can keep these grooves clean and your Circulon cookware in top condition.
According to Circulon, you should clean your cookware after each use with warm, soapy water and a sponge, nylon pad or dishcloth. If food or oil is allowed to build up in the pan's grooves, it can cause sticking and burning. Circulon sells a special brush for cleaning the pan's grooves, which makes the job easier.
Never place your Circulon cookware in the dishwasher. Harsh chemicals in dishwasher detergents can pit or damage the cookware. Also, never use steel wool, oven cleaner, harsh detergents or cleaners that contain chlorine bleach on your Circulon pots and pans. Doing so may damage your cookware and will void your warranty.
Never overheat your Circulon cookware. Cooking on high heat can cause discolouration and staining, warp your pan and void your warranty.
Tackling Tough Stains
Sometimes foods or grease may stain your cookware. If this happens, rub a paste of baking soda and water into the stained water and let the it sit for 30 minutes. Wash, rinse and dry with a towel. For more stubborn stains, mix one part white vinegar with three parts water and boil the mixture in the stained pan for five to ten minutes over medium heat. Rinse well and dry.
The manufacturer recommends that you don't use cooking spray with Circulon cookware. Cooking sprays burn at a lower temperature and can gum up and discolour the grooves in the bottom of the pot, causing food to stick. If you need oil, use olive or peanut oil, or butter or margarine. With Circulon's non-stick surface, you don't have to use oil to prevent sticking, only a little for flavour.
With proper care, your Circulon cookware will keep you cooking for years.