Our Naturals® Bakeware is a hit, now introducing a new cookware collection!
It’s no secret our top-rated Naturals® Bakeware and baking sheets have been a fan favorite and a media darling. But now, we are taking our expertise to the next level: We are excited to bring the technology and expertise from our Naturals® bakeware into cookware!
Nordic ware has produced stovetop cookware for over six decades designed with function and durability in mind. With the idea that consumers are facing environmental and health concerns into purchase decisions more than ever before, we wanted to bring a new category to our cookware line: pure uncoated aluminum that is free of coatings, harmful chemicals and contains no PFOA/PTFE/PFAS.
Healthy lifestyles begin with healthy food prep and our new collection is ideal to help with all your kitchen meal planning needs. We launched with 3 pans in this collection with potentially more to come- including a 12” sauté pan, wok and 3 qt saucepan. Read through important features, use and care and recommendations below when using this collection.
Important Collection Features:
- Made of uncoated aluminum. Aluminum is a superior heat conductor that ensures consistent, even heating and browning every time you cook.
- Includes authentic beechwood handles that remain cool to touch.
- Recyclable when they reach the end of their useful life
- Can be used on electric, gas and ceramic stovetops
For Optimal Performance: Use and Care
Uncoated aluminum pans have some natural release characteristics, nonetheless we recommend using some cooking oil when you cook, similar to cooking with stainless steel or cast iron pans. Choose an oil with cooking properties to match the food you are cooking. High temperature searing of meat and fish will work best with oils that withstand high heat, such as avocado oil, grapeseed oil, vegetable oil blends, and peanut oil. Lower temperature cooking of foods like eggs or pancakes pairs well with fats such as butter, coconut oil or light olive oil.
Adding 1-2 tsp of water or other liquid such as broth or wine provides additional release properties with many foods. For pasta, rice or grains, add a small amount of oil during cooking for simple release when cooking is complete.
Preheating occurs rapidly and evenly with an aluminum pan; we recommend no more than 90 seconds preheat time over medium heat prior to adding food. If placing a smaller diameter pan on a large, high-powered burner, use care to keep wooden handle protected from direct heat or flame.
Seasoning Aluminum Cookware (Optional)
Although not required, you can season your aluminum cookware prior to use, similar to cast iron. Follow these steps:
- Prior to first use, wash new aluminum cookware with warm water, a delicate scrubber, and mild soap. This process removes any polish or debris that might have accumulated during storage and shipping
- Rinse and dry cookware
- Apply a small amount of oil to the inside of the pot or pan and heat the oil as hot as possible before it begins to smoke.
- Allow the pan to cool.
- Apply more oil and heat.
- Allow to cool.
- Apply oil for a third and final time, then heat the pan.
- Allow to cool, then wash with cool water. After these steps, your cookware will be well seasoned and ready to use!
Always hand-wash Naturals® cookware in warm soapy water. Use mild dish soap sparingly and normal baking ingredients such as baking soda. To loosen cooked on food, fill the pan with warm water and dish soap and soak for up to 30 minutes, taking care to keep handle from being submerged in sink water.
Nylon and mesh scouring pads are effective in cleaning as well. Bar Keepers Friend® is an effective abrasive cleaning agent for tough stains and will clear up discoloration. Scrub in a swirling motion. Use steel wool pads to remove stubborn stains. Towel dry pans after washing to prevent water stains.
Foods with tomato sauce, vinegar, and citrus juice may cause pan to discolor and should be avoided unless an ample amount of cooking oil is added. If your pan should become stained, follow our recommended cleaning instructions above.
Explore the cooking possibilities of our new cookware collection!