Xtrema ceramic cookware is easy to use and even easier to clean. There are four main things to consider when using Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware:
- Heating - it's always best to start with a low temperature and gradually work up to medium heat. Because Xtrema conducts and retains heat really well, there is no need to use high heat on the stovetop. Rapid or extreme temperature variations can compromise the integrity of your cookware or even cause a thermal crack - so be careful not to put frozen foods or cold water into heated pans.
- Cooking - keep your pans lightly oiled and use nylon, silicone or wood utensils to prolong the life of your ceramic cookware. Metal utensils won't scratch the surface, but we prefer other non-reactive options. You will find Xtrema to be very versatile: use it in the oven, on the stovetop, in the microwave, on the barbecue. The possibilities are endless.
- Cleaning - even though Xtrema is dishwasher safe, we like to hand wash using a mild detergent with a non-metal scour pad or natural fiber scrub brush. For the tough bits, you can add a little baking soda to the pan. For gentle cleaning, use any type of silicone brush or scrubbing pad. Our ceramic surface is harder than metal so it can't be scratched - but best not to try.
- Storing - we like to stack our cookware using specially designed polyester Cookware Protectors. Or, display Xtrema proudly in your kitchen - our products are beautifully handcrafted, so show them off by leaving them out.
For more information on how to cook with, clean and care for your Xtrema Cookware, please visit our How to Use page.