Posted by Terra Allegra Imports LLC on 26th Nov 2015
Terra Allegra encloses a Use & Care guide with every order of Piral terracotta we ship.
IMPORTANT USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Congratulations on purchasing this fine Italian terracotta cookware.
Use Italian Terracotta Cookware
There are so many advantages to cooking and
serving with Piral all natural terracotta cookware.
Piral cookware is extremely versatile so it
can be used in your food prep every day. Enjoy many types of cooking with
Piral from frying an egg, various rice dishes, sauteing, oven roasting, pizza,
braising, red, white or clear sauces, soups and stews, brown and bake
casseroles and stir fries to name a few. Piral Bowls, Bakers & Soup Crocks are
for oven use and are not recommended for use on stove top cooking.
All other pans such as Saucepans, Dutch
ovens and Stew-Stock pots are for stove top & oven
Preparing your Piral terracotta cookware:
Before first use, immerse in warm tap water
and keep submerged for at least 6 hours to hydrate the clay and seal the
natural porousness. ( okay to allow water temp to cool )
Allow to fully dry after removing from water
and before storing in a cabinet. Depending on climate conditions etc. drying
fully may take more or less time.
For Stove-top Use: To season the cookware for
stove-top use, place on burner on low heat with 4-8 cups of water for 2 hours
gradually increasing the heat to medium and finally medium high. Wipe clean and
you are ready to go.
For Oven Use: Bowls, and Bakers &
mini-soup crocks are oven use only. To season for oven use, fill half way with
water place in cool oven and gradually increase heat to 450 for 2 hours.
After this initial seasoning, it is stove-top
safe on low-to-medium heat with food or liquid inside.
Always use one of our heat diffusers #99134 on
electric stovetops. Use of other diffusers may void any implied
To fully season, simply use many times at
lower heat levels
After many uses your terracotta cookware will
tolerate very high temperatures, as well as under broiler and on grill.
Avoid thermal shock, i.e.; Introduce cold
liquid to very hot pans slowly and cold pans should be heated slowly. Never
subject terracotta cookware to temperature extremes
We recommend washing by hand and store in a
well ventilated location. But Piral is dishwasher safe
Best practice tip: use either wood,
silicone or other non-metal spatulas or utensils to keep these terracotta
vessels in best possible condition for long time use.
Store leftovers in
the refrigerator in Piral cookware and reheat on the burner, in oven or
The cleanup is easy
due to the glass like interior cooking surface. If something does stick simply fill with hot soapy
water for some time and wipe with ease. Stubborn
stuck on food may require boiling water in the pan to loosen food particles,
allow to cool, then clean with scrounge type spounge. If extremely
difficult stuck on food, use a SOS type soap pad very sparingly.