Protect your favourite kitchen pots and pans with Lagostina's 5-Piece Cookware Protector Set. Made of 100% polyester, the pack comes with 5 different sizes so you can use the right size for any piece. Bid farewell to unnecessary and avoidable scratches.
Check the graphics symbols on the product package or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out suitable heating sources for each product. In general Lagostina stainless steel cookware can be used on all types of surfaces including induction while non-stick will vary by product.
Yes. Cooking at excessively high temperature may burn food, causing stains and deforming the pan. Furthermore, excessive overheating may affect its non-stick properties. A medium temperature is more than enough to cook, because aluminium is a very good heat conductor. Lagostina cookware may be used up to 260 °C without suffering any damage, i.e. well beyond the temperature required to cook or fry. Using the cookware in normal cooking conditions therefore does not entail any risks or problems. The pans might only be damaged if they are heated at very high temperatures when empty.
We typically recommend using wooden or nylon utensils maintain the overall beauty of your cookware over time. Metal utensils are safe to use on our stainless steel cookware. Note that it is possible to get scratches on stainless steel with the use of metal utensils, but it not affect the performance of the cookware. To maintain the beauty of the stainless steel interior, we recommend using nylon or wooden utensils. Do not use metal utensils on non-stick cookware as this will scratch the non-stick surface. Scratches in the non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will start to stick to the metal. Do not use whisks, knives, and other utensils with sharp edges to cut, chop or whip foods on the cooking surface. Such use can damage the cooking surface and void your lifetime warranty.
Most Lagostina cookware can be washed in the dishwasher. However, it is recommended that some ranges with copper finish, ceramic exteriors and or interiors be hand washed to prolong the life and appearance. Dishwasher detergent may dull the cookware's outer coating over time, without affecting its non-stick properties or other performance features. Check the graphics symbols on the product package or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out if a specific product is dishwasher safe.
The inner coatings of Lagostina non-stick pans are made with multiple layers of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), an extraordinary plastic material that causes the "slippery" component of non-stick pans. PTFE consists of tetrafluoroethylene molecules, exclusively containing carbon and fluoride. The non-stick coating is not attacked by acids or alkaline bases and is very stable when heated. The health authorities in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Europe and other countries have approved use of PTFE non-stick coatings in the cookware. It is an inert substance that has no chemical reactions with food, water or detergents. If ingested it is totally harmless; the particles are not toxic and are expelled on their own like normal fibres. The non-stick coating is so safe that it is used also in medicine to coat pace makers and artery replacement prostheses, and has even been injected into patients with severe kidney conditions. For all non-stick coatings Lagostina guarantees the absence of PFOA, cadmium and lead. The absence of those components on the finished product is therefore assured, both its absence in the raw material and for the methods it is treated with. The guarantee on Lagostina coatings covers manufacturing defects, such as bubbles in the coating, flaking and various peeling. It does not cover defects caused by misuse or professional use or by wear.
To preserve the non-stick properties of the product: - avoid heating it excessively when empty; - never overheat while cooking fat and oil; - slight scratches and abrasions that might appear with use do not change the coating's non-stick performance; - to preserve and avoid scratching the coating, we recommend using tools made of nylon, silicone or wood.
In case of burned food, fill the pot with warm water and clean it after a few hours. To restore the non-stick properties of the product, rub the coating with a cotton pad soaked with oil.
The PTFE coating of Lagostina products is free from PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium. PTFE is an inert substance that has no chemical reactions with food, water or detergents; it is completely harmless, even in the event it is ingested, and its particles are non toxic. At Lagostina we always play it safe!
A scratched pan is not dangerous, however we recommend replacing scratched pans as the detachment of the non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the metal underneath and food tends to stick. The PTFE coating of Lagostina products is free from PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium, and is completely harmless.
The quickest way to check whether your cookware is suitable to be used on induction hot plates is to perform the magnet test on the pan. It is extremely simple: if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pan, it is going to work on an induction hot plate!
Yes, your Artiste-Clad Hammered Copper cookware will naturally darken or tarnish over time. Based on your preference, you may choose to either maintain the patina or restore the shine on your pan's exterior. Neither will affect your pan's performance.
To clean and restore the pan's shiny appearance, use the Lagostina Stainless Steel nd Copper Cleaner. Apply with a clean, wet cloth or sponge, rubbing in a circular motion. Then, rinse in warm water, and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.
To clean and maintain the patina, wash the pan in warm, soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge. Then, rinse in warm water, and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.
DO NOT use a powder cleanser, bleach, oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, nylon pads, harsh detergents or detergents containing chlorine bleach to clean your pan's exterior. Because copper is a soft metal, these could damage the pan's appearance.
Lagostina, an Italian brand with a rich Italian heritage, is part of the Groupe SEB family of brands, the world's leading cookware manufacturer. Lagostina cookware is designed in Europe and produced in company-owned manufacturing sites both in Italy and China. The highest grade materials are selected to produce pans made according to the strictest standards for the environment, our workers, and you. Lagostina maintains its policy of providing consumers with safe, high quality products that are backed by a lifetime guarantee. You can check the packaging of your Lagostina cookware for country of origin.
Some foods that are high in acidity (such as citrus fruits, juices, tomatoes, etc.) should not be cooked until the cookware is highly seasoned. The high acidity of these foods can remove the seasoning and can result in discolouration of the cookware and food that can have a metallic taste. Do not cook these types of foods until the cast iron is better seasoned.
If food eventually begins to stick to the interior surface of your pre-seasoned cookware or if rust appears, re-seasoning is required. Please follow these instructions.
a) Clean the pan thoroughly in hot, soapy water, then dry thoroughly. b) Apply a thin, even coating of melted solid vegetable shortening (or cooking oil of your choice, such as linseed or canola oil) onto both the interior and the exterior surfaces of the pan. c) Place the pan on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and place in the oven at 149°C or 300°F. d) Remove the baking sheet from the oven after 15 minutes and discard excess grease. Return pan to the oven for one hour. e) Let the pan cool completely before removing from the oven. Do not wash and store in a dry place, on paper towels to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
Lagostina pressure cookers are innovative, safe and convenient. They are a great way for people who want to save time in the kitchen and still cook a nutritious and healthy meal in one-third the time it takes using conventional cooking methods. Cook your favorites like, meats, poultry, rice, soups, stews, vegetables, chilies, and desserts. Made in Italy, Lagostina pressure cookers meet the highest safety standards and feature heat radiant bases for energy efficient cooking.