Cookware Use & Care
These simple care instructions will help keep your Lifetime cookware looking its best for a lifetime of cooking pleasure.
Before you Begin
Before using the first time, wash each piece of your new your kitchen queen cookware, in warm soapy water to which you have added 1/2 cup of vinegar per gallon of water. This removes all traces of manufacturing oils and polishing compounds. Rinse in clear, warm water and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft towel.
Clean after Each Use
To maintain the attractive appearance and cooking efficiency of your cookware it is important that it be cleaned after each use. Food films left on the cooking surface will cause the cookware to discolor when heated. Always allow cookware to cool completely before cleaning. NEVER use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, oven cleaners or cleaners containing chlorine bleach.
Use warm soapy water with a sponge, dishcloth, and nylon net or plastic pad. Rinse thoroughly with clear warm water and dry immediately to avoid water spots. Do not use harsh souring powders, or a cleaner that contains chlorine bleach as they will harm the stainless steel.
Tips for Using Salt
Although stainless steel is very durable, it is not indestructible. Pitting may result if undissolved salt is allowed to remain in the bottom of a utensil. These spots do not affect the performance or usefulness of the cooking utensil, nor are they a failure in the metal or workmanship. Salt should always be added to boiling liquid, and then stirred to completely dissolve the salt. Do not allow acidic foods or foods that have been seasoned to remain in your utensils for long periods of time.
For Lasting Beauty
It is recommended that you use plastic, rubber, wooden or smooth-edged metal kitchen tools with your cookware. Avoid hitting metal kitchen tools against the rim of utensils, and do not cut or chop food on the stainless steel surface with a knife or other sharp-edged tool.