IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS


  • Children should not use without the supervisions of an adult.
  • Use caution when handling hot cookware to prevent burns and other injuries.
  • Never leave cookware on high heat unattended.
  • Do not allow handles to overhang directly above stove burners to avoid overheating of handling surface.
  • While handles are designed to minimize heat transfer, use of oven gloves is always recommended.

BEFORE USE


  • If your MAXIM™ cookware is brand new, remove all packaging materials and dispose/ recycle them accordingly.
  • Wash in warm water with mild soap or dish detergent, rinse and wipe dry with a soft dish towel.
  • You may also place MAXIM™ cookware in dishwasher UNLESS otherwise stated in the packaging.

RECOMMENDED HEAT SETTING FOR STOVETOP COOKING


  • Use low to medium setting for simmering, make delicate sauces or heating food.
  • Use low to medium setting for most cooking as this will maximize heat distribution.
  • Only use medium to high heat for browning or searing.
  • For boiling water, use medium to high setting.
  • Do not preheat cookware on high heat and leave it unattended.

COOKING


  • Cook with a cookware which has a similar in base diameter to the burner.
  • Cook with a small amount of oil, margarine, or butter on a cold pan.
  • When cooking using gas burner, make certain the flame graze only the base of pan.
  • Never leave on a pan over a hot burner and boil dry. Food will burn and doing so will ruin the pan and damage stove top.
  • Food might stick on cookware with no nonstick due to high heat which causes fat or oil to smoke.
  • Use wooden or plastic utensil as metal utensils may scratch the cooking surface and alter cooking performance UNLESS otherwise stated.
  • When cooking, do not cut or chop directly in pan.

TIP


  • Remove food from the refrigerator 10 minutes before you intend to cook. Ice-cold food is more likely to stick to a hot pan.

CLEANING


  • Clean pan thoroughly after each use to avoid food films to permanently stick to cookware when pan is reheated.
  • Allow the pan to cool before washing.
  • To prevent damage to your pans, do not soak pan in cold water immediately after use.
  • Use soft cloth or sponge to remove food particles.
  • Do not use steel wool or other metal pads as it will leave coarse scratches on pans.
  • Unless otherwise stated, MAXIM™ cookware is dishwasher safe. But hand washing and drying is recommended as it is more environmentally friendly and cookware will last longer.

MAINTAINING for Nonstick Cookware


  • Seasoning your pan at least twice a year is advisable to maintain the optimal performance of your MAXIM™ cookware. Add a half tablespoon of vegetable oil and spread evenly around the interior of the pan. Leave it overnight and wipe off excess oil with paper towel the next day.

MAINTAINING for Stainless Steel Cookware


  • Occasionally buff with Cameo aluminum/stainless steel cleaner or rub baking soda with a synthetic scouring pad unto a wet cookware surface to achieve "like new" look.
  • To avoid white discoloration to appear on cookware, only add salt to food that has begun to cook or liquid that has begun to boil.
  • Do not leave food season with salt on cookware.
  • Fingerprints can be removed using glass cleaner and a paper towel or soft cloth.