Thank you for choosing Le Creuset Tri-Ply Stainless Steel cookware.
Le Creuset Tri-Ply pans are made using a high technology triple layer system. An aluminium core is sandwiched between two layers of premium quality stainless steel which includes a special magnetic steel making the pans suitable for use on induction. The multi-layering continues throughout the entire pan so that excellent heat conduction performance is guaranteed from base to rim.
Tri-ply stainless steel
- Le Creuset Tri-Ply products are:
Suitable for use on all, including induction.
- They can be used in all types of conventional ovens and, for fry pans under the broiler.
- Oven proof to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
- Energy saving – only low to medium heat is needed for most types of cooking.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Covered by a lifetime warranty for uncoated products and a 10-year warranty for products coated with a nonstick coating. See later section for full details of warranty.
- Stackable to save storage space.
The entire rim of each pan has a specially designed pouring lip to prevent drips and spills and is perfect for left or right handed pouring.
The clever design of helper handle and rim provides a secure place to “rest” the lid whilse checking or stirring food during cooking.
The tight-fitting lids make the pans suitable for gentle cooking with little water or fat helping to retain vitamins and nutrients.
The coating on Le Creuset’s nonstick products is reliable and tough, providing a long lasting and durable cooking surface. When used correctly on MEDIUM and LOW heats it will provide excellent performance, releasing foods and residues easily. It is an ideal surface for lower-fat cooking where very little oil or fat is required.
Care and use
We want you to get the best from your new Le Creuset Tri-Ply pans so please take a few minutes to read the following care and use information.
The Tri-Ply construction of the pans means you do not need to cook on high heat settings. Only MEDIUM to LOW heats are needed for most cooking, including frying and searing. DO NOT pre-heat a pan on HIGH then lower the heat for cooking. The material will not cool quickly and if overheated may cause sticking and over-browning of foods.
Do match the pan base size to the hotplate to be used. Always use an oven mitt or silicone Cool Tool when handling hot pans during and after cooking. Never heat an empty pan.
Always add salt to the cooking liquid where it can be dissolved thoroughly, never directly onto the stainless steel surface as it may cause pitting.
Do not store raw, marinating or cooked foods in the pans. Ingredients may cause damage to the surface.
To protect your pans we recommend using silicone, heat-resistant plastic or wooden tools in both uncoated and non-stick coated pans.
Do not overheat your pans. If Tri-ply pans are continually overheated they may change colour producing a golden/brown/blue appearance. This is not reversible and cannot be cleaned off. It will not, however, alter performance in any way.
Before first use
Remove all packaging and labels, wash pans in hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. When frying in an uncoated pan for the first time or whenever the pan has been cleaned in the dishwasher prepare the pan as follows:
- Add some oil so that the base is covered.
- Heat the oil gently and turn the pan to cover the side walls.
- Remove the pan from the heat, let it cool and clean with kitchen paper.
- Add some further oil, fat or butter and begin cooking as normal.
- Season the food only after sealing on the hot surface.
- Turn food only when the surface has sealed and it is easily released.
- Reduce the temperature after sealing.
Before using for the first time it is beneficial to condition the nonstick surface. Rub a film of cooking oil over the surface.
Heat the pan for 2 minutes over a MEDIUM setting, then cool and rinse with hot water, drying thoroughly.
Re-conditioning the surface by wiping with a little oil is also helpful after the pan has been washed in the dishwasher.
To protect and prevent damage to the surface, use only MEDIUM and LOW heats for all cooking. NEVER use high heats. Do not cut foods directly onto the nonstick surface. The maximum oven temperature for use with nonstick pans is 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
Cool pans before washing in hot soapy water, rinse and dry horoughly or clean in the dishwasher.
For more stubborn residues fill the pan with warm water and leave to soak for 10-15 minutes.
Do not fill hot pans with, or plunge into cold water. Use only soft, nylon abrasive pads or brushes for removing stubborn residues. Do not use any harsh abrasive pads or cleaning agents as they may damage the surface.
A proprietary stainless steel cleaner can be used to remove hard water limescale and other marks. It can also be used to condition, polish and protect the inner and outer surfaces.
Should you notice a slight discolouration on your pans after cleaning them in a dishwasher, we recommend that you try an alternative dishwasher powder.
Thank you for your purchase and we hope you will enjoy using your Le Creuset Tri-Ply pans for many years.
Le Creuset offers a Lifetime Warranty on its Tri-Ply stainless steel products without a nonstick coating. Items with a nonstick coating are covered by a 10-year Warranty. The warranty applies from the date of purchase for the lifetime of the original owner, whether a self purchase or received as a gift. The warranty covers faulty workmanship and/or materials when the product is used in normal, domestic conditions and in accordance with the care and use instructions provided. It does not cover normal wear and tear, commercial use or misuse of the product. To claim under the warranty please return the product, with proof of purchase, to the place of purchase or to the address shown for your country of residence at the back of your care and use booklet. Defective cookware will be repaired or (if repair is not possible) replaced free of charge with a similar product or one of equivalent value if the original product is no longer in production. Please note that in the case of a set, only the faulty item will be replaced. The following are excluded from the terms and conditions of the warranty:
- Damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident, misuse, abuse or commercial use.
- Scratches, stains, discolouration, corrosion or damage from overheating, to the interior or exterior of the pan. This also includes the nonstick coating.
- Consequential damage is expressly excluded from this warranty.
- A slight yellowing of the surface can occasionally happen after heating. This is completely harmless and does not affect the performance of the pan and is therefore excluded from the warranty.
The warranty does not affect your statutory rights.