TFK Product Care


Cookware Care  Stains Medium to Low is all you need to know! Although our cookware is safe for high cooking temperatures, we recommended that you use lower temperatures and take a bit more time to heat your pans. This will prevent overheating, which can severely stain your cookware. Mineral deposits in food and water can also leave stains on your cookware. To remove stains:

  • Make a paste using a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner, such as Bar Keeper’s Friend®, and a very small amount of water.
  • Apply paste using a moist paper towel, and rub lightly in a circular motion.
  • After scouring, wash utensil in hot soapy water, rinse and dry.
  • Remove stains before dishwashing, as this will not remove the stains and may make them harder to remove once you do try.

Don’t forget the bottom!

Grease and film on the base of your cookware occurred because of one or two reasons. Dirty burners. If your stove isn’t clean, it will cook the leftover grease onto your pan. Putting dirty cookware inside other dirty pieces can cause food particles and grease to stick to your cookware. Don’t worry, if you follow the above cleaning instructions, this greasy film will easily come off.    

Water Spots

Because of the different water conditions all over the world, water spotting may occur on your cookware. If this occurs, the following suggestions may help. After cleaning, rinse with hot water and dry immediately. You may need to add a water softener. If using an automatic dishwasher, add a water softener with dishwashing detergent. High iron content in your water may leave a rust appearance. This can be removed by following the recommended cleaning instructions above.

Those Scratches are Minor

After the first few uses of your cookware, you might see small bright scratches. Don’t worry; these scratches won’t affect the performance of your cookware. Use a stainless steel cleaner and follow the instructions on page 4 for cleaning. Then follow these tips to avoid this in the future. Don’t use knives or other sharp-edged tools on the stainless steel surface. Be sure not to use metal utensils with your stainless steel cookware. Avoid using an electric mixer inside of cookware. When stacking, use caution to avoid marring of the stainless steel finish.

Minor Pitting

Although durable, stainless steel isn’t indestructible and can be damaged. Pitting, or small white spots, may occur if undissolved salt rests in your cookware. Though unsightly, these spots will not affect the performance of your cookware. Tip: Only add salt when food has reached cooking temperatures, or when water has begun boiling. Do not leave acidic or seasoned foods sitting in your cookware for long periods of time.    

Thermo Knobs and Handles

Over time, knobs may loosen. Simple fix; remove Thermo Knob by turning clockwise ¼ turn.  Using a screwdriver, turn the brass knob base to the right to tighten. Replace Thermo Knob and turn counterclockwise ¼ turn to secure knob. Over time, handles and knobs may discolor. This is an inevitable part of their life cycle and they will continue to work just as well as ever. If blisters form on the handle near the connection, you are using too much heat. NEVER use a flame that overlaps the base of the cookware. For additional questions or concerns or for replacement parts, please feel free to contact us.

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