The Best Way To Take Care Of Your Circulon Pans

The Best Way To Take Care Of Your Circulon Pans

22 August 2022

If you’ve treated yourself to some new Circulon cookware, here are our tips on how to keep them looking great and lasting a lifetime.
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So, you’ve decided to treat yourself to some new Circulon pans. Congratulations! We hope you’re looking forward to a lifetime of great cooking with your new purchase. Here are our top tips for caring for your new Circulon cookware.

Circulon pan range on shelf

How long do Circulon pans last?

As pioneers of nonstick, we guarantee our products will last you a lifetime. However, it's also important that you know how to look after your cookware in the best way possible - after all, if you know how to look after your cookware, it will look after you.

We’re sure you’re already planning which delicious recipes you’re going to be using them for. But before you do that, take a look at these tips to ensure that you get the best out of your pans, each and every time.

Season your pans

Before you start cooking with your new pans, it’s a good idea to season them.

How to season a pan?  First, pre-heat your pan on a medium-high heat. Then, pour a tablespoon of oil onto the pan’s surface, and swirl it around so it gets into every nook and cranny. Continue to heat the pan for 30 - 60 seconds until the oil starts to smoke, then remove from the heat and let it cool. Once cool, use a paper towel to wipe off any excess oil.

The idea is to bolster the nonstick surface by adding a layer of fat. The oil adds an extra layer of protection against oxidation. Do this once and you can use them to cook delicious, oil-free meals again and again and again.

Circulon Momentum tools

Choose your tools wisely

Knives have a lot of uses, but cooking is not one of them. Cutting your food when it’s in the pan can damage the non-stick coating. 

For best results, switch to wooden or silicone utensils. Using these will help to extend the life of your cookware ensuring you get the best out of it for years to come.

One exception to this is our SteelShield™ range. The SteelShield™ range is metal utensil safe thanks to the steel rings which protect the nonstick. However, we'd still recommend avoiding using knives in the pan, as they can still scratch the nonstick if they slip between the steel rings.

Banish cooking sprays

You may love your cooking spray, but sadly, it doesn’t love your nonstick pans. While they contain oil, many of them also contain lecithin, an emulsifier which builds up on the surface of your pan and can become impossible to remove.

As an alternative, try an oil mister, or dip a paper towel into your cooking oil of choice and rub it over the (cold) surface of the pan prior to cooking.

Circulon frying pan with prawns cooking

Have you treated yourself to a new set of Circulon frying pans or saucepans recently? We’d love to hear what you think - and see what you’ve cooking up! Tag @CirculonUK in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our feed.