Staub Care and Use Guidelines
These instructions, based on those on the Staub website, should be read before first using your Staub cookware:
You can use Staub cookware straight away but if you want to create a more non-stick surface quickly, then season the pan as follows:
First, rinse your cookware with hot water. Leave it to dry on a low heat, and then smear the interior with a bit of vegetable oil. Heat the Staub pan on a low heat for a few minutes and then wipe away the surplus oil with a cloth. The oil will have penetrated into the pores of the enamel, creating a naturally smooth surface. Feel free to repeat the operation if you would like.
Your cookware is now ready to use
Precautions when using Staub pans:
- Enamelled cast iron must be heated up gradually
- Use a medium heat - a high temperature is not necessary due to the heat retaining qualities of the pan.
- Use a flame size smaller or equal to the base area of your pan
- Enamelled cast iron is compatible with hot plates. When using a hot plate, preheat your Staub pan at one third strength for 5 minutes. You can then use the full strength of your hot plate. (The booster option should be used with care)
- On glass-ceramic hobs and hot plates, take care to lift the pan and do not allow it to slide. This helps avoid damage to he cooking surface and the base of the pan.
- Always use silicone, plastic or wooden utensils. Metal utensils can harm the Staub enamel surface.
- Use an oven glove or other protective glove - cast iron cookware gets very hot.
- For the same reason, do not place cookware on non-protected surfaces while it is still hot.
- Your cookware may chip or break if it falls onto a hard surface
- Staub cookware is oven-safe (with the exception of utensils with wooden handles).
- Do not use cast iron cookware in the microwave
- Allow your product to cool for at least 15 mins before putting in cold water
- Wash your utensil with hot water, using washing up liquid and a natural sponge.
- Use a standard sponge and washing up liquid. Do not use bleach
- If any food residues remain stuck to the product, do not use abrasive or corrosive products, scouring powder or metallic pads. Instead, leave to soak in hot water, then remove the residues using a non-abrasive sponge.
- Wipe your product well with a clean cloth and leave it to dry naturally before storing it away.
- You can clean your cookware in the dishwasher (with the exception of utensils with wooden handles), but Staub do not recommend overly intensive use, as modern cleaning products may cause damage in the long term.
- Knobs and handles may become unscrewed with use. You should therefore check this from time to time and retighten screws if necessary