Thank you for choosing Anolon. We are excited that you have chosen our premium quality non-stick and we want to help you get the most out of your new cookware.
Before first use
- Before first use, remove all the labels and wash the cookware thoroughly. Use mild dishwashing detergent and warm water and make sure you dry the cookware thoroughly before storing or using. It is recommended that paper towel is placed between cookware which may assist in preventing scratches to the surfaces during storage.
- Remember to register your product before you throw out the packaging so that you can record your barcode. All our cardboard packaging is made using 100% recycled paper, so please dispose of your packaging thoughtfully once your product is registered with us.
Caring for Non-Stick
What cooking utensils should I use?
While Anolon non-stick is exceptionally durable and is metal utensil safe, wooden or heat resistant nylon cooking utensils are recommended to prevent scratches.
How to avoid damage to your non-stick
Follow these 7 simple steps to avoid some of the common ways your non-stick pan can be damaged:
- Avoid using continuous high heat and/or overheating the pan as this can cause discolouration and permanently damage your non-stick surface.
- Do not use steel wool, coarse scouring pads or harsh abrasives to clean cookware.
- Do not store food in cookware after cooking, particularly when salt has been used as this may cause pitting on the surface. Do not leave utensils in cookware during cooking.
- Do not use oil sprays on nonstick cookware as the ultra-thin layer of oil will quickly burn onto the nonstick surface when the cookware is heated. To use oil sprays for flavour, lightly spray the food before adding to the preheated cookware.
- Although minor scratches will not impair the performance of nonstick cookware, the use of sharp metal kitchen utensils such as forks, knives or whisks is not recommended.
- Do not allow cookware to boil dry and never leave empty cookware on a hot burner.
- Do not use oven cleaners to clean cookware, as these are not designed for this purpose and will ruin the cookware.
Cleaning and storing
How to clean non-stick
When you first use one your Anolon non-stick pan, it will work so well (and make clean up so easily) that you may think that all you need to do is wipe it out with a paper towel!
Though we would love for that to be the case, cleaning your pan thoroughly is really important to prevent a build-up of food over time that can cause damage to your non-stick. If grease particles are left on the non-stick surface, they can burn when the cookware is next heated, causing stains and scorching to your pan’s interior, reducing the effectiveness of the non-stick surface.
Follow these simple steps to keep your pan looking beautiful and performing perfectly:
- Carefully wipe off spills which occur during cooking immediately for easier clean up later.
- Always allow cookware to cool down after use and before cleaning, by removing cookware from the heat source and let it cool on a heat resistant surface or trivet.
- Do not pour cold water into hot cookware as it may cause it to warp, or hot liquids to splatter
- Before washing, carefully wipe out any food residue or grease particles with a paper towel.
- Using a cleaning brush (or a mesh pad specifically labelled as being suitable for nonstick surfaces), wash cookware thoroughly after use with mild dishwashing detergent and hot (not boiling) water to remove all traces of food or grease particles.
- I have burnt food onto my cookware
If your cookware has dried or burnt on food deposits that you can’t seem to clean off, try this simple solution to soften food before washing:
- Partially fill the pan with 3 parts water to one part detergent or vinegar
- Bring the pan to the boil
- Turn off the heat source and set aside for a period to cool
- Wash the pan with mild dishwashing detergent and hot (not boiling) water using a cleaning brush or a non-abrasive mesh pad.
There is a spotted white film on my pan
A spotted white film may form on your cookware which is caused by minerals in water, or from starch in food. This will not impair the performance of your pan, and can usually be removed by rubbing with a sponge dipped in lemon juice or vinegar.
Always ensure cookware is dried thoroughly before storing away.
It is recommended that paper towel is placed between cookware which may assist in preventing scratches to the surfaces during storage.
Get the best results from your cookware
- It is important to select the right size cookware for the cooking task and the right size burner to suit the cookware you are using. Ensure cookware is stable on the cooktop surface or trivet to prevent tipping.
- Continuous high heat and/or overheating may shorten the life of cookware, cause discoloration and damage non-stick surfaces. For optimum results start the cooking process on high for 1 to 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to low to medium as this will spread the heat evenly, eliminating hot spots which may burn food.
- Position cookware so that handles are not over other hot burners and do not allow handles to extend beyond the edge of the cooktop, as these may be in easy reach of children or enable the cookware to be knocked off the cooktop.
- Do not make a double boiler out of cookware that are not designed for this purpose.
All Anolon cookware & bakeware is oven safe. For maximum oven safe temperature for the range you have purchased, please see the use & care instructions that came with your particular product, or visit the range page on this website for more information
Handles and Knobs
- Periodically check handles and knobs to ensure they are not loose.
- Do not use cookware with loose handles or knobs as this may cause personal Injury and damage to the cookware.
- If handles and knobs become loose do not try to repair them, please contact Anolon’s Customer Service Department for assistance using the enquiry form below.
How to care for your knives
Keeping knives in great condition
- Always wash knives separately and do not put them in the washing bowl or sink with other cutlery or crockery, to prevent injury to yourself.
- Before first use and after each use, holding the handle carefully hand wash each knife separately in warm soapy water and rinse.
- Do not allow knives to soak for long periods of time and carefully dry knives thoroughly with a clean, soft tea towel before storing them
- Do not use steel wool or harsh abrasives to clean knives.
- Do not immerse knife blocks or sheaths in water.
- Anolon knives are not dishwasher safe.
- Dishwasher use will impair the quality of the knives and could cause damage or discoloration of the handle.
Knife Blocks, Sheathes & Storage
- Always store knives in a knife block or sheath to protect the cutting edge and prevent personal injury.
- When placing knives in the knife block, care should be taken with the blade as this could damage the block and blunt your knives.
- To clean your block, use a cloth rinsed in warm water and mild dishwashing detergent to wipe the exterior of the knife block or sheath, then dry with a clean, soft towel. Please do not use steel wool, coarse scouring pads or harsh abrasives to clean knife blocks or sheaths.
My knives are blunt, what should I do?
A sharp knife is a safe knife. A dull knife requires excessive pressure when cutting which increases the likelihood of injury.
Always ensure the knife is clean before sharpening.
Anolon 2 Stage wet stone sharpener
Use an Anolon 2 Stage Sharpener either before or after each use of the knife to daily hone the blade and maintain the edge.
Anolon 3 stage wet stone sharpener
- An Anolon® 3 Wet Stone Sharpener may be used to occasionally sharpen the knife should it start to get dull.
- The knife sharpener uses 3 sets of progressively courser ceramic wheels inside a water chamber to hone your blade and sharpen an overtly dull knife.
- Simply fill the water chamber and gently pull the blade through the ceramic wheels. Repeat in each wheel following from 1 to 3.
How to care for your bakeware
Before first use and after each use, wash pans thoroughly with mild dishwashing detergent and warm water. Do not use oven cleaners to clean bakeware.
Avoid soaking bakeware overnight. Dry promptly and thoroughly after washing.
- Use caution when handling hot bakeware and always have pot holders available to take hot bakeware out of the oven
- Never place your bakeware over a direct flame. Do not use bakeware on a stovetop, it is suitable for oven use only.
- Anolon bakeware is oven safe to 260°C
- Never use your bakeware in a microwave
- Do not use sharp edged utensils such as knives or forks on your bakeware as this can damage the non-stick surface
- Do not use non-stick cooking sprays on your Anolon bakeware as this can burn on and impair the performance of your non-stick.
How to care for your cooking utensils & gadgets
Caring for Anolon tools and gadgets
- While Anolon tools and gadgets are dishwasher safe, hand washing is recommended.
- Wash thoroughly in hot (not boiling) soapy water, and dry immediately.
- Never leave your cooking utensils inside hot cookware.
- Need some more help?
Need some more help?
Please visit our Customer Service page.