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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.
All non-stick coatings contain PTFE, the abbreviation of polytetrafluorethylene, a plastic polymer. This is a "slippery" ingredient, consisting 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 French, European, US and Canadian health authorities have approved the use of PTFE non-stick coating in 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 medical science to coat pace makers and artery replacement tubular prostheses.
The Lagostina non-stick coating is a technical coating consisting of a polymer called polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. PTFE gives to cookware its non-stick properties. European and US health authorities have proved that PTFE is an inert substance that does not create chemical reactions with food, water or cleaning detergents and is wholly innocuous in the event of ingestion.

These health authorities have confirmed the innocuousness of cookware PTFE non-stick coatings. PTFE is frequently used in medical science to coat cardiac pacemakers and artery replacement prostheses. It has been used in several surgical procedures for the benefit of patients with serious kidney disease and to partially coat some joint prostheses.
There is currently much confusion regarding non-stick coatings, especially concerning PFOA. Lagostina non-stick coatings are made in PTFE, the abbreviation of the scientific name polytetrafluoroethylene. This material has been acknowledged as innocuous by the European and US public health authorities. PFOA and PTFE are two completely different elements. In short, Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating is produced in PTFE and contains no PFOA.

Lagostina and Groupe SEB are able to provide the results of every regular check, certifying the absence of PFOA. Furthermore, for more than 20 years Groupe SEB has been committed to not using lead or cadmium in its cookware as a total safety guarantee on its products. More details on the commitment made are available in the Eco information from Groupe SEB.
Just wash it by hand with soap and water. The pan must be washed after each use to remove the layers of fat that might form on the surface. If it is only rubbed with kitchen tissue or rinsed under running water, the film might not be completely removed, with the risk of burning the next time it is used, causing stains. Non-stick pans must not be cleaned with sponges or abrasive powders. A synthetic sponge is ideal to clean both the inside and the outside.
A scratched pan is not dangerous, but you'll want to replace any scratched pans since food will tend to stick to the scratched areas. Scratches in the ceramic non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will tend to stick to the metal. The ceramic nonstick coating in Lagostina products is free of PTFE, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
a. First use: wash the pan with hot water and liquid detergent to remove any trace of dust. Dry it and grease the non-stick coating with a little cooking oil before using it for the first time. Remove excess oil.
b. Wash and dry the cookware after each use.
c. Use most metal utensils with caution; avoid using knives and whisks.
d. Avoid cutting directly in the pan.
e. Avoid perforating the non-stick surface. Surface scratches or abrasions are wholly normal and do not alter the cookware's performance.
f. After use, ensure the contents of the pan do not stick and avoid using empty pans on a heat source.
g. Always select the right size hob or adjust the flame so it only touches the bottom of the pan and does not rise to the sides.
h. Never leave pans unattended while cooking.
i. Let the pans cool before washing them.
No. Cooking at high temperatures does not shorten cooking times nor contributes in any way to food quality, therefore we strongly recommend cooking at medium temperature. Furthermore, using excessively high temperatures may damage the non-stick coating and burn your aliments.
Length of warranty varies across our products. Please refer to the product packaging or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out specific warranty information for each product.The warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, drops, shocks and professional use of the pan, or the formation of stains, discolouring or scratches inside or outside the pan. Lagostina guarantees that the non-stick pan complies with the regulations on materials in contact with food. The warranty provisions also depend on local laws.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Yes, in the oven, the temperature must not exceed 175 °C / 350°F, because the Bakelite handles are not able to withstand higher temperatures.

Lagostina cookware with plastic handles or hand-grips are not suited for oven use. In case of silicone handles the temperature must not exceed 210°C/410°F.

Refer to the instructions supplied with the pan or on lagostina.ca to identify what items can be used in the oven. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Lagostina cookware must never be used in a microwave or convection oven.
The non-stick coatings and enamels of our Lagostina cookware do not contain either lead or cadmium. These harmful substances are released by the product when it is washed in the dishwasher and stick to the other items in the dishwasher. Cadmium and lead - substances are not expelled by the body when ingested. This is the reason why for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium.
NO. Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating does not contain PFOA. Regular checks are carried out by independent laboratories that ensure there is no PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been carried out on a regular basis by independent laboratories of various countries (INERIS in France, ASAHI GLASS FLUOROPOLYMERS in the United Kingdom, FABES Labs in Germany, MB Labs in Canada and SGS in China). These tests have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products with non-stick coating.
The non-stick properties of the ceramic coating are more limited than the classic Lagostina non-stick coating (PTFE) when it comes to durability and overall lifespan of the non-stick coating. To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans, always cook on a low or low-medium heat. Damage to the non-stick coating will cause food to start sticking to the pan and more likely to stain. Therefore to get the most lifespan out of your ceramic coated cookware, low to medium heat settings are recommended. For caked food, we recommend soaking the pan in water and soap, possibly with a little white vinegar. Over time, the ceramic coating interior will stain and the marks will be impossible to remove. This does not affect the cookware's performance and poses no risk to health. After every 10 cycles, it is recommended to “re-season” your ceramic nonstick cookware to prevent the ceramic surface from drying out. To “re-season” the pan, use a paper towel to wipe the inside surface with a small amount of cooking oil, then wipe off.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
They can be easily removed with a nylon sponge.
For more stubborn stains, boil one tablespoon of bleach in a quarter litre of water for 15-20 minutes. Clean, rinse and dry the pan, then grease it with a little oil.
Lagostina non-stick cookware has been specifically designed so the food does not stick. However, the saucepans and pans require adequate maintenance. To this end, you should consider the following suggestions: slightly grease the pan or saucepan before the first use, then wash them and dry them; repeat the procedure every time, even when you start washing them regularly in the dishwasher. It is also important to avoid overheating them excessively or scratching them, especially by using metal utensils (spatulas, ladles) or abrasive sponges.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
Lagostina cookware allows you to choose whether to cook with or without fat, based on your personal preferences.
No. Lagostina cookware does not contain PFOA. This is regularly checked by independent laboratories, which verify the absence of PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been regularly performed by independent and have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products.
Lagostina's ceramic coatings uses a process called sol-gel technology to create a durable coating made of mineral particles that is more resistant to abrasion and high temperatures than traditional nonstick (PTFE) coatings. Lagostina's ceramic nonstick coatings are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage ceramic nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off. When used responsibly, ceramic nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be useful in creating a healthy and well-balanced diet.
To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans:
- Always cook on a low or low-medium heat.
- Never use a ceramic nonstick pan under a grill.
- Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven.
- Do not use sharp metal utensils.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes.
- Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware.
- Clean any cooking residue with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Any cookware heated to too high a temperature will cause smoke to be released. However, the smoke from nonstick cookware does not involve any risk for humans or pets, with the exception of birds. Birds have a particularly fragile respiratory system and are sensitive to smoke in general. Therefore it is recommended to never overheat your cookware.
The ceramic coating is based on a gelatinous solution with inorganic particles in suspension which allow, once the deposition process on the product is completed, to obtain extremely compact films and with extremely dense patterns, such as to enable an extremely decorative aesthetic appearance and very good performance in case of any thermal shock, resistance to chemical detergents and mechanical resistance to abrasion, thanks to the high hardness and compactness of the resulting surface.

The absence of PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium in the water-based solution together with relatively low temperature used to finalize the treatment, gives this coating a lower environmental impact solution compared to all other coating types. The ceramic coating provides high resistance to scratches and abrasions, allows healthy cooking with crispy and brown food, without high temperature awareness. It is therefore extremely useful to fry, brown or sauté. The extremely smooth surfaces ensure an easy cleaning, low risk of food burning or sticking and optimal resistance to wear.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
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.
All non-stick coatings contain PTFE, the abbreviation of polytetrafluorethylene, a plastic polymer. This is a "slippery" ingredient, consisting 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 French, European, US and Canadian health authorities have approved the use of PTFE non-stick coating in 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 medical science to coat pace makers and artery replacement tubular prostheses.
The Lagostina non-stick coating is a technical coating consisting of a polymer called polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. PTFE gives to cookware its non-stick properties. European and US health authorities have proved that PTFE is an inert substance that does not create chemical reactions with food, water or cleaning detergents and is wholly innocuous in the event of ingestion.

These health authorities have confirmed the innocuousness of cookware PTFE non-stick coatings. PTFE is frequently used in medical science to coat cardiac pacemakers and artery replacement prostheses. It has been used in several surgical procedures for the benefit of patients with serious kidney disease and to partially coat some joint prostheses.
There is currently much confusion regarding non-stick coatings, especially concerning PFOA. Lagostina non-stick coatings are made in PTFE, the abbreviation of the scientific name polytetrafluoroethylene. This material has been acknowledged as innocuous by the European and US public health authorities. PFOA and PTFE are two completely different elements. In short, Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating is produced in PTFE and contains no PFOA.

Lagostina and Groupe SEB are able to provide the results of every regular check, certifying the absence of PFOA. Furthermore, for more than 20 years Groupe SEB has been committed to not using lead or cadmium in its cookware as a total safety guarantee on its products. More details on the commitment made are available in the Eco information from Groupe SEB.
Just wash it by hand with soap and water. The pan must be washed after each use to remove the layers of fat that might form on the surface. If it is only rubbed with kitchen tissue or rinsed under running water, the film might not be completely removed, with the risk of burning the next time it is used, causing stains. Non-stick pans must not be cleaned with sponges or abrasive powders. A synthetic sponge is ideal to clean both the inside and the outside.
A scratched pan is not dangerous, but you'll want to replace any scratched pans since food will tend to stick to the scratched areas. Scratches in the ceramic non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will tend to stick to the metal. The ceramic nonstick coating in Lagostina products is free of PTFE, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
a. First use: wash the pan with hot water and liquid detergent to remove any trace of dust. Dry it and grease the non-stick coating with a little cooking oil before using it for the first time. Remove excess oil.
b. Wash and dry the cookware after each use.
c. Use most metal utensils with caution; avoid using knives and whisks.
d. Avoid cutting directly in the pan.
e. Avoid perforating the non-stick surface. Surface scratches or abrasions are wholly normal and do not alter the cookware's performance.
f. After use, ensure the contents of the pan do not stick and avoid using empty pans on a heat source.
g. Always select the right size hob or adjust the flame so it only touches the bottom of the pan and does not rise to the sides.
h. Never leave pans unattended while cooking.
i. Let the pans cool before washing them.
No. Cooking at high temperatures does not shorten cooking times nor contributes in any way to food quality, therefore we strongly recommend cooking at medium temperature. Furthermore, using excessively high temperatures may damage the non-stick coating and burn your aliments.
Length of warranty varies across our products. Please refer to the product packaging or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out specific warranty information for each product.The warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, drops, shocks and professional use of the pan, or the formation of stains, discolouring or scratches inside or outside the pan. Lagostina guarantees that the non-stick pan complies with the regulations on materials in contact with food. The warranty provisions also depend on local laws.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Yes, in the oven, the temperature must not exceed 175 °C / 350°F, because the Bakelite handles are not able to withstand higher temperatures.

Lagostina cookware with plastic handles or hand-grips are not suited for oven use. In case of silicone handles the temperature must not exceed 210°C/410°F.

Refer to the instructions supplied with the pan or on lagostina.ca to identify what items can be used in the oven. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Lagostina cookware must never be used in a microwave or convection oven.
The non-stick coatings and enamels of our Lagostina cookware do not contain either lead or cadmium. These harmful substances are released by the product when it is washed in the dishwasher and stick to the other items in the dishwasher. Cadmium and lead - substances are not expelled by the body when ingested. This is the reason why for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium.
NO. Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating does not contain PFOA. Regular checks are carried out by independent laboratories that ensure there is no PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been carried out on a regular basis by independent laboratories of various countries (INERIS in France, ASAHI GLASS FLUOROPOLYMERS in the United Kingdom, FABES Labs in Germany, MB Labs in Canada and SGS in China). These tests have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products with non-stick coating.
The non-stick properties of the ceramic coating are more limited than the classic Lagostina non-stick coating (PTFE) when it comes to durability and overall lifespan of the non-stick coating. To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans, always cook on a low or low-medium heat. Damage to the non-stick coating will cause food to start sticking to the pan and more likely to stain. Therefore to get the most lifespan out of your ceramic coated cookware, low to medium heat settings are recommended. For caked food, we recommend soaking the pan in water and soap, possibly with a little white vinegar. Over time, the ceramic coating interior will stain and the marks will be impossible to remove. This does not affect the cookware's performance and poses no risk to health. After every 10 cycles, it is recommended to “re-season” your ceramic nonstick cookware to prevent the ceramic surface from drying out. To “re-season” the pan, use a paper towel to wipe the inside surface with a small amount of cooking oil, then wipe off.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
They can be easily removed with a nylon sponge.
For more stubborn stains, boil one tablespoon of bleach in a quarter litre of water for 15-20 minutes. Clean, rinse and dry the pan, then grease it with a little oil.
Lagostina non-stick cookware has been specifically designed so the food does not stick. However, the saucepans and pans require adequate maintenance. To this end, you should consider the following suggestions: slightly grease the pan or saucepan before the first use, then wash them and dry them; repeat the procedure every time, even when you start washing them regularly in the dishwasher. It is also important to avoid overheating them excessively or scratching them, especially by using metal utensils (spatulas, ladles) or abrasive sponges.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
Lagostina cookware allows you to choose whether to cook with or without fat, based on your personal preferences.
No. Lagostina cookware does not contain PFOA. This is regularly checked by independent laboratories, which verify the absence of PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been regularly performed by independent and have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products.
Lagostina's ceramic coatings uses a process called sol-gel technology to create a durable coating made of mineral particles that is more resistant to abrasion and high temperatures than traditional nonstick (PTFE) coatings. Lagostina's ceramic nonstick coatings are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage ceramic nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off. When used responsibly, ceramic nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be useful in creating a healthy and well-balanced diet.
To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans:
- Always cook on a low or low-medium heat.
- Never use a ceramic nonstick pan under a grill.
- Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven.
- Do not use sharp metal utensils.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes.
- Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware.
- Clean any cooking residue with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Any cookware heated to too high a temperature will cause smoke to be released. However, the smoke from nonstick cookware does not involve any risk for humans or pets, with the exception of birds. Birds have a particularly fragile respiratory system and are sensitive to smoke in general. Therefore it is recommended to never overheat your cookware.
The ceramic coating is based on a gelatinous solution with inorganic particles in suspension which allow, once the deposition process on the product is completed, to obtain extremely compact films and with extremely dense patterns, such as to enable an extremely decorative aesthetic appearance and very good performance in case of any thermal shock, resistance to chemical detergents and mechanical resistance to abrasion, thanks to the high hardness and compactness of the resulting surface.

The absence of PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium in the water-based solution together with relatively low temperature used to finalize the treatment, gives this coating a lower environmental impact solution compared to all other coating types. The ceramic coating provides high resistance to scratches and abrasions, allows healthy cooking with crispy and brown food, without high temperature awareness. It is therefore extremely useful to fry, brown or sauté. The extremely smooth surfaces ensure an easy cleaning, low risk of food burning or sticking and optimal resistance to wear.
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.
A scratched pan is not dangerous, but you'll want to replace any scratched pans since food will tend to stick to the scratched areas. Scratches in the ceramic non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will tend to stick to the metal. The ceramic nonstick coating in Lagostina products is free of PTFE, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
The non-stick coatings and enamels of our Lagostina cookware do not contain either lead or cadmium. These harmful substances are released by the product when it is washed in the dishwasher and stick to the other items in the dishwasher. Cadmium and lead - substances are not expelled by the body when ingested. This is the reason why for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
Lagostina's ceramic coatings uses a process called sol-gel technology to create a durable coating made of mineral particles that is more resistant to abrasion and high temperatures than traditional nonstick (PTFE) coatings. Lagostina's ceramic nonstick coatings are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage ceramic nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off. When used responsibly, ceramic nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be useful in creating a healthy and well-balanced diet.
To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans:
- Always cook on a low or low-medium heat.
- Never use a ceramic nonstick pan under a grill.
- Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven.
- Do not use sharp metal utensils.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes.
- Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware.
- Clean any cooking residue with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Any cookware heated to too high a temperature will cause smoke to be released. However, the smoke from nonstick cookware does not involve any risk for humans or pets, with the exception of birds. Birds have a particularly fragile respiratory system and are sensitive to smoke in general. Therefore it is recommended to never overheat your cookware.
The ceramic coating is based on a gelatinous solution with inorganic particles in suspension which allow, once the deposition process on the product is completed, to obtain extremely compact films and with extremely dense patterns, such as to enable an extremely decorative aesthetic appearance and very good performance in case of any thermal shock, resistance to chemical detergents and mechanical resistance to abrasion, thanks to the high hardness and compactness of the resulting surface.

The absence of PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium in the water-based solution together with relatively low temperature used to finalize the treatment, gives this coating a lower environmental impact solution compared to all other coating types. The ceramic coating provides high resistance to scratches and abrasions, allows healthy cooking with crispy and brown food, without high temperature awareness. It is therefore extremely useful to fry, brown or sauté. The extremely smooth surfaces ensure an easy cleaning, low risk of food burning or sticking and optimal resistance to wear.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
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.
A scratched pan is not dangerous, but you'll want to replace any scratched pans since food will tend to stick to the scratched areas. Scratches in the ceramic non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will tend to stick to the metal. The ceramic nonstick coating in Lagostina products is free of PTFE, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
Lagostina's ceramic coatings uses a process called sol-gel technology to create a durable coating made of mineral particles that is more resistant to abrasion and high temperatures than traditional nonstick (PTFE) coatings. Lagostina's ceramic nonstick coatings are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage ceramic nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off. When used responsibly, ceramic nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be useful in creating a healthy and well-balanced diet.
To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans:
- Always cook on a low or low-medium heat.
- Never use a ceramic nonstick pan under a grill.
- Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven.
- Do not use sharp metal utensils.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes.
- Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware.
- Clean any cooking residue with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Any cookware heated to too high a temperature will cause smoke to be released. However, the smoke from nonstick cookware does not involve any risk for humans or pets, with the exception of birds. Birds have a particularly fragile respiratory system and are sensitive to smoke in general. Therefore it is recommended to never overheat your cookware.
The ceramic coating is based on a gelatinous solution with inorganic particles in suspension which allow, once the deposition process on the product is completed, to obtain extremely compact films and with extremely dense patterns, such as to enable an extremely decorative aesthetic appearance and very good performance in case of any thermal shock, resistance to chemical detergents and mechanical resistance to abrasion, thanks to the high hardness and compactness of the resulting surface.

The absence of PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium in the water-based solution together with relatively low temperature used to finalize the treatment, gives this coating a lower environmental impact solution compared to all other coating types. The ceramic coating provides high resistance to scratches and abrasions, allows healthy cooking with crispy and brown food, without high temperature awareness. It is therefore extremely useful to fry, brown or sauté. The extremely smooth surfaces ensure an easy cleaning, low risk of food burning or sticking and optimal resistance to wear.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
All non-stick coatings contain PTFE, the abbreviation of polytetrafluorethylene, a plastic polymer. This is a "slippery" ingredient, consisting 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 French, European, US and Canadian health authorities have approved the use of PTFE non-stick coating in 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 medical science to coat pace makers and artery replacement tubular prostheses.
The Lagostina non-stick coating is a technical coating consisting of a polymer called polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. PTFE gives to cookware its non-stick properties. European and US health authorities have proved that PTFE is an inert substance that does not create chemical reactions with food, water or cleaning detergents and is wholly innocuous in the event of ingestion.

These health authorities have confirmed the innocuousness of cookware PTFE non-stick coatings. PTFE is frequently used in medical science to coat cardiac pacemakers and artery replacement prostheses. It has been used in several surgical procedures for the benefit of patients with serious kidney disease and to partially coat some joint prostheses.
There is currently much confusion regarding non-stick coatings, especially concerning PFOA. Lagostina non-stick coatings are made in PTFE, the abbreviation of the scientific name polytetrafluoroethylene. This material has been acknowledged as innocuous by the European and US public health authorities. PFOA and PTFE are two completely different elements. In short, Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating is produced in PTFE and contains no PFOA.

Lagostina and Groupe SEB are able to provide the results of every regular check, certifying the absence of PFOA. Furthermore, for more than 20 years Groupe SEB has been committed to not using lead or cadmium in its cookware as a total safety guarantee on its products. More details on the commitment made are available in the Eco information from Groupe SEB.
Just wash it by hand with soap and water. The pan must be washed after each use to remove the layers of fat that might form on the surface. If it is only rubbed with kitchen tissue or rinsed under running water, the film might not be completely removed, with the risk of burning the next time it is used, causing stains. Non-stick pans must not be cleaned with sponges or abrasive powders. A synthetic sponge is ideal to clean both the inside and the outside.
A scratched pan is not dangerous, but you'll want to replace any scratched pans since food will tend to stick to the scratched areas. Scratches in the ceramic non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will tend to stick to the metal. The ceramic nonstick coating in Lagostina products is free of PTFE, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
a. First use: wash the pan with hot water and liquid detergent to remove any trace of dust. Dry it and grease the non-stick coating with a little cooking oil before using it for the first time. Remove excess oil.
b. Wash and dry the cookware after each use.
c. Use most metal utensils with caution; avoid using knives and whisks.
d. Avoid cutting directly in the pan.
e. Avoid perforating the non-stick surface. Surface scratches or abrasions are wholly normal and do not alter the cookware's performance.
f. After use, ensure the contents of the pan do not stick and avoid using empty pans on a heat source.
g. Always select the right size hob or adjust the flame so it only touches the bottom of the pan and does not rise to the sides.
h. Never leave pans unattended while cooking.
i. Let the pans cool before washing them.
No. Cooking at high temperatures does not shorten cooking times nor contributes in any way to food quality, therefore we strongly recommend cooking at medium temperature. Furthermore, using excessively high temperatures may damage the non-stick coating and burn your aliments.
Length of warranty varies across our products. Please refer to the product packaging or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out specific warranty information for each product.The warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, drops, shocks and professional use of the pan, or the formation of stains, discolouring or scratches inside or outside the pan. Lagostina guarantees that the non-stick pan complies with the regulations on materials in contact with food. The warranty provisions also depend on local laws.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Yes, in the oven, the temperature must not exceed 175 °C / 350°F, because the Bakelite handles are not able to withstand higher temperatures.

Lagostina cookware with plastic handles or hand-grips are not suited for oven use. In case of silicone handles the temperature must not exceed 210°C/410°F.

Refer to the instructions supplied with the pan or on lagostina.ca to identify what items can be used in the oven. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Lagostina cookware must never be used in a microwave or convection oven.
The non-stick coatings and enamels of our Lagostina cookware do not contain either lead or cadmium. These harmful substances are released by the product when it is washed in the dishwasher and stick to the other items in the dishwasher. Cadmium and lead - substances are not expelled by the body when ingested. This is the reason why for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium.
NO. Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating does not contain PFOA. Regular checks are carried out by independent laboratories that ensure there is no PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been carried out on a regular basis by independent laboratories of various countries (INERIS in France, ASAHI GLASS FLUOROPOLYMERS in the United Kingdom, FABES Labs in Germany, MB Labs in Canada and SGS in China). These tests have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products with non-stick coating.
The non-stick properties of the ceramic coating are more limited than the classic Lagostina non-stick coating (PTFE) when it comes to durability and overall lifespan of the non-stick coating. To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans, always cook on a low or low-medium heat. Damage to the non-stick coating will cause food to start sticking to the pan and more likely to stain. Therefore to get the most lifespan out of your ceramic coated cookware, low to medium heat settings are recommended. For caked food, we recommend soaking the pan in water and soap, possibly with a little white vinegar. Over time, the ceramic coating interior will stain and the marks will be impossible to remove. This does not affect the cookware's performance and poses no risk to health. After every 10 cycles, it is recommended to “re-season” your ceramic nonstick cookware to prevent the ceramic surface from drying out. To “re-season” the pan, use a paper towel to wipe the inside surface with a small amount of cooking oil, then wipe off.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
They can be easily removed with a nylon sponge.
For more stubborn stains, boil one tablespoon of bleach in a quarter litre of water for 15-20 minutes. Clean, rinse and dry the pan, then grease it with a little oil.
Lagostina non-stick cookware has been specifically designed so the food does not stick. However, the saucepans and pans require adequate maintenance. To this end, you should consider the following suggestions: slightly grease the pan or saucepan before the first use, then wash them and dry them; repeat the procedure every time, even when you start washing them regularly in the dishwasher. It is also important to avoid overheating them excessively or scratching them, especially by using metal utensils (spatulas, ladles) or abrasive sponges.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
Lagostina cookware allows you to choose whether to cook with or without fat, based on your personal preferences.
No. Lagostina cookware does not contain PFOA. This is regularly checked by independent laboratories, which verify the absence of PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been regularly performed by independent and have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products.
Lagostina's ceramic coatings uses a process called sol-gel technology to create a durable coating made of mineral particles that is more resistant to abrasion and high temperatures than traditional nonstick (PTFE) coatings. Lagostina's ceramic nonstick coatings are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage ceramic nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off. When used responsibly, ceramic nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be useful in creating a healthy and well-balanced diet.
To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans:
- Always cook on a low or low-medium heat.
- Never use a ceramic nonstick pan under a grill.
- Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven.
- Do not use sharp metal utensils.
- Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes.
- Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware.
- Clean any cooking residue with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Any cookware heated to too high a temperature will cause smoke to be released. However, the smoke from nonstick cookware does not involve any risk for humans or pets, with the exception of birds. Birds have a particularly fragile respiratory system and are sensitive to smoke in general. Therefore it is recommended to never overheat your cookware.
The ceramic coating is based on a gelatinous solution with inorganic particles in suspension which allow, once the deposition process on the product is completed, to obtain extremely compact films and with extremely dense patterns, such as to enable an extremely decorative aesthetic appearance and very good performance in case of any thermal shock, resistance to chemical detergents and mechanical resistance to abrasion, thanks to the high hardness and compactness of the resulting surface.

The absence of PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium in the water-based solution together with relatively low temperature used to finalize the treatment, gives this coating a lower environmental impact solution compared to all other coating types. The ceramic coating provides high resistance to scratches and abrasions, allows healthy cooking with crispy and brown food, without high temperature awareness. It is therefore extremely useful to fry, brown or sauté. The extremely smooth surfaces ensure an easy cleaning, low risk of food burning or sticking and optimal resistance to wear.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
The non-stick coatings and enamels of our Lagostina cookware do not contain either lead or cadmium. These harmful substances are released by the product when it is washed in the dishwasher and stick to the other items in the dishwasher. Cadmium and lead - substances are not expelled by the body when ingested. This is the reason why for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.

The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.

When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.

Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.

- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.
- We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.

• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware
- To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning.
- Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..

To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
Before using the coffee pot to make coffee, wash it well with water and detergent, and rinse it with plenty of water. Then make at least 3 coffees to be thrown away, you may use the coffee grounds as well.

• Fill the boiler with cold water up to and not over the lower edge of the safety valve.
• With the coffee funnel inserted in the boiler, fill the compartment with ground espresso coffee to the edge and not above, without pressing. Remove any coffee residue from the edges of the boiler.
• Screw the collector onto the boiler tightly, without overdoing it, taking care not to use the handle as a lever.
• Put the coffee maker on the heat source. If using a gas hob, pay attention that the flame does not extend over the edge of the boiler base.
• When the procedure is completed (the collector is full of coffee), remove the coffee maker from the heat source and pour the coffee in the coffee cups.

Systematically check the wear of the gasket and coffee funnel. In the event of damage/wear, replace with original spare parts.

Periodically check to ensure the holes are not obstructed. In case of obstruction, free the holes with a needle or replace the plate with an original part. The original spare parts are available in the special packages at authorised dealers. Beware of non-original spare parts.