Ceramic coatings are non-metallic, inorganic film layers that are applied to hard surfaces to make them healthier and scratch-resistant. Ceramic-coated cookware is a nonstick alternative to standard nonstick cookware that is safer.

Granitestone NEVER uses PTFE. 

Ceramic coatings are preferred by many consumers over PTFE coatings for the following reasons:
  • Cookware with a ceramic coating is non-reactive and does not leach chemicals into the meal.
  • Because we use less oil using ceramic nonstick cookware, we can make healthier meals.
  • It is more resistant to heat and scratches than PTFE-based coatings.
  • Ceramic nonstick cookware comes in a variety of brilliant colors and has the most appealing shapes.
  • Cookware with a ceramic coating is simple to clean.
  • The meal is evenly cooked.
  • It's nonstick and adaptable.

How to Make the Most of you Granitestone Ceramic-Coated Cookware

Granitestone ceramic cookware is suitable for use in the oven, broiler, steamer oven, toaster oven, convection oven, microwave oven, and cooktop. It can also be used to serve food and can be stored in the freezer.

Before using a ceramic pan for the first time, make sure it's clean.

To eliminate dust and debris from production and delivery, wash the pan with warm soapy water and wipe with a dry paper towel after removing any packaging materials and labels. After this initial washing, it is ready to use.

In Ceramic Nonstick Pans, Only Use Safe Utensils

To portion and serve from your Granitestone ceramic cookware, always use wooden, silicone, plastic, or nylon spoons and spatulas. Food should not be chopped while it is still in the pan. Metal utensils can have rough or sharp edges, which can scratch or mark your cookware. Using safe utensils will help your ceramic cookware last longer.

In a ceramic nonstick pan, add a small amount of oil or butter.

Each time you cook using the pan, softly and uniformly coat the internal surface with a small amount of oil or butter. Oil prevents meals from sticking and extends the life of the coating. Cooking sprays should be avoided since they can produce build-up and include components that are too abrasive for most nonstick cookware. Also, use extra virgin olive oil instead of virgin olive oil because it cannot tolerate high heat and will leave a thin carbonized coating on the surface.

Low to medium heat should be used.

The majority of ceramic-coated nonstick cookware cannot tolerate high heat for long periods of time. When using ceramic nonstick pans or skillets, keep the heat low to medium. Preheat your pan on the lowest temperature and wait a minute for the oil to heat up before adding the food. Ceramics effectively disperse heat, allowing things to cook more quickly and evenly. High heat can cause food to adhere to the surface, discoloring or damaging it. Allowing the pan to boil dry is not a good idea.

Never Submerge a Hot Ceramic Pan in Cold Water.

Allow for thorough cooling before washing ceramic nonstick cookware. Extreme temperature swings can harm the nonstick coating, reducing the non stick cookware's cooking attributes.

If you drop a ceramic pan on the floor, it will break.

Do not drop or hit the ceramic pans on the floor, and do not wrap or bend them, as this may cause the ceramic coating to deform, causing the non-stick capabilities to be lost.

Cleaning Granitestone Ceramic Frying Pans

Care for your ceramic-coated cookware according to the these instructions. Your new Granitestone ceramic cookware is non-porous and has a very smooth surface, making cleanup a breeze.

Granitestone ceramic-coated pans should always be washed by hand.

Allow cookware to cool completely before cleaning it. Clean with a soft sponge or dishcloth and warm soapy water. Soak a pan in boiling water for 30 minutes before cleaning it to remove burnt food. Cleaning will be easy as a result of this.

After each use, thoroughly wipe the cookware inside and out to eliminate any residues and avoid grease buildup and discoloration. Wash the cookware with a gentle cloth, sponge, or plastic scrape for optimum results. Steel wool, nylon scrubbing pads, and other abrasive cleaning agents should be avoided. Before storing your cookware, give it a thorough rinse in warm water and dry it entirely.

Intensive Cleaning

Use this deep cleaning approach on a regular basis to remove stains and maintain the attractive appearance of your Granitestone ceramic-coated cookware.

Wash the pan with a sponge or nonabrasive pad after soaking it in hot, soapy water. Take a pinch of baking soda from your cabinet and sprinkle it liberally over the affected regions, allowing it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Scrub the pan lightly with a plastic dish brush in circular motions until the spots are removed. Clean the pan by rinsing it with warm water and drying it with a clean dry towel.

Pro Tip: Baking Soda is Fantastic for Cleaning Ceramic Coating

Seasoning

Granitestone ceramic cookware doesn't need to be seasoned in most cases. 

If you still wish to season your cookware, here's a good approach.

Before seasoning, make sure to rinse and dry your cookware. Apply one tablespoon of vegetable cooking oil (grapeseed oil, canola oil, or peanut oil) on the cooking surface with a soft kitchen paper. If your cookware is oven-safe, you can heat it on the stovetop or in the oven. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and heat the cookware for about 3 minutes on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool.
  • With a soft towel or cloth, wipe away any excess oil.
  • At least once every six months, repeat this process.

Ceramic Pans Should Be Stored Correctly

Before storing your cookware, make sure it's clean. Ceramic cookware should be stored separately from other cookware, particularly other Granitestone ceramic cookware. Direct contact between ceramic and ceramic might cause harm to the cookware. Scratches in the finish can also be caused by stacking other types of cookware in the ceramic pan.

Include a paper napkin between stacked ceramic nonstick pans to prevent scratching of the coating. To keep your nested pans scratch-free, you can purchase soft, spongy pot and pan coverings.
January 16, 2022 — Daniel Johnson