Cooking with Circulon

Can my Circulon cookware go in the oven?

If stated that your cookware range is oven safe, then YES – even the handles and glass lids can go in the oven. This is what makes Circulon a great choice in the kitchen. Start your cooking on the stovetop and finish off the dishes in the oven. Remember to always use pot holders or oven mitts when removing cookware from the oven and only place cookware into oven at the temperature safe recommended with your range.

Please refer to packaging for stove/cooktop suitability of your cookware. Many ranges of Circulon cookware are suitable for use on all stovetops, including induction.

Can I use metal utensils with Circulon?

Our non-stick is safe for use with all utensils, including metal however to prolong the life of your cookware we recommend to always use nylon, wooden or plastic utensils. In the event of small scratches on your pan, we guarantee that these will not affect the performance of our non-stick surface. Circulon SteelShield™ cookware is metal utensil safe.

Sharp-edged tools such as forks and knives should not be used and knives should never be used to cut inside the pan. Scratches and peeling due to sharp-edged utensils is not covered under warranty.

How to brown or sear food on medium heat

To brown food, preheat the pan for 1 to 2 minutes on medium to high, then reduce the heat to low to medium as this will spread the heat evenly.  Add the food to the heated pan, just before reducing the temperature.

Which oil would I use if I would like to flavour my cooking?

Oil is not needed when using non-stick cookware. However, if you prefer to use oil for flavour, olive or peanut oil is recommended as heavy vegetable oils may leave a residue which may impair the non-stick release system.

Place oil on the food rather than directly into the pan. Allow your pan to heat up for a few minutes, before turning the pan down to a low to medium heat and then add the food.

Do not use oil sprays on non-stick cookware as the ultra-thin layer of oil will quickly burn onto the non-stick surface when the cookware is heated. Over a period, the use of oil sprays results in an invisible build up which will impair the non-stick release system.

Use low heat when heating up oils, as oils can quickly overheat and cause a fire.