It’s important to remember that each brand of cookware has it’s own care instructions for their non-stick surfaces, but heres a few general tips to get your started! When looked after properly it will last you many years.

Cleaning:

–       Before the first use, wash with hot soapy water with a gentle dish scourer.
–       Don’t use metal scourers, as they can damage the non-stick surface (brand dependant) and create small scratches in the surface of your cookware, where food and food residue can get stuck.
–       If you notice an oily residue can be seen on the surface of your cookware, this is normal! It’s easy to remove, simply make a bi-carb soda slurry (2tbs bi-card soda with a dash of water added to make a paste), and scrub over the surface firmly using a non-abrasive scourer. If unsuccessful cover the surface with the bi-carb slurry, and simmer for a few minutes on a low-moderate heat, until you see particles coming loose from the surface.  
–       Even if branded as ‘dishwasher safe’, cleaning your non-stick cookware in a dishwasher will dramatically decrease the life of the product. Harsh chemicals in dishwashing tablets and liquids degrade the non-stick surface of your cookware.

General Use:

–       To prevent scratching when storing, place paper towel or felt pads on the surface of your cookware when stacking.
–       Don’t allow your cookware to boil dry
–       Intense heat can damage the non-stick surface of your cookware. To avoid this, keep cookware on a moderate heat.

Gas Cooktop:

–       Always make sure that the flame doesn’t extend up the sides of the cookware. This could potentially damage the sides of the cookware, as well as the handles.

Electric Cooktop:

–       Before use, make sure the stovetop and the base of the cookware is clean. Otherwise, permanent marks can be left on the base of the cookware.

Induction Cooktop:

–       Before use, make sure the stovetop and the base of the cookware is clean. Otherwise, permanent marks can be left on the base of the cookware.