Cookware Couture Care
NON TOXIC: Pure Silver is a non toxic, anti bacterial metal. It does not absorb food particles nor leach toxic metal particles. Historically, silver has been known for its antibacterial properties and preservation of the natural flavors of fresh ingredients. In the last 10 years, there has been considerable evidence of toxic metal leaching when cooking with stainless steel, aluminum, teflon and cast iron. Silver along with gold are the safest, non toxic metals used in the kitchen.
CONDUCTIVITY: Silver is the superior conductor of heat, much better than stainless steel, copper and cast iron - this translates to a supremely even-heated cooking. For example, stainless steel has a low heat transmission which means hot spots occur because of lack of heat uniformity. This results in food sticking and burning. Stiring ensures thorough cooking but the results are never uniform. Silver's homogeneous heat distribution results in non-aggressive cooking which preserves foods nutritional values and organoleptic characteristics.
1) Always use a diffuser/induction plate.
2) Cook using a low flame as the conductivity is high.
3) Maximum temperature 210 °C or 400 °F degrees in oven.
4) Handles retain the heat so it is necessary to use hot pads.
5) The use of wood or silicon utensils is recommended as metal utensils will scratch the cookware.
6) Always grease the pan with oil or butter so food does not risk sticking to the cookware.
1) Soap and non abrasive sponge immediately after using the cookware and put in dishwasher.
2) When hand washing, only use soap and hot water with non abrasive sponge and dry with a tea towel.
3) If one leaves the cookware after cooking and soaks the cookware prior to cleaning, oxidization may occur leaving the inside of the pot discolored. In this case, we recommend to use non toxic silver polish cleaner to clean the cookware, rinse with hot water and dry immediately. The cookware will then return back to its natural color.
4) Oxidization discoloration in the inside of your cookware may occur with some vegetables or some spices because of the chemical reaction between the minerals in the vegetables and the silver metal elements. This is natural and can be corrected by using non toxic silver polish cleaner immediately after cleaning your cookware.
5) NO abrasive sponges or brushes as they will leave scratches on the cookware.
Natural Cleaning Method for Silver
2 liters of boiling water
2 tablespoons of baking soda
1 tablespoon of salt
Large container to hold the pot submerged in water
1) Place a layer of foil on the bottom of your container and then place your pot on top of the foil.
2) Pour boiling water on top of the pot so that the pot is submerged into the water.
3) Add the baking soda and salt, which will foam and bubble creating a chemical reaction.
4) The chemical reaction will remove the tarnish from your silver pot, as it will become attracted to the aluminum foil. Keep adding more baking soda until your silver is shiny and clean or until the liquid no longer foams.
Once the tarnish is gone, wash the pot with gentle soap and water to remove the rest of the baking soda. Dry with a soft tea towel.