Care Guide – Netherton Spun Iron Pans
Whilst we hope are you are delighted with your Netherton egg spoon (pan); we kindly ask you to take note of the below care guide to get the best service from your pan. Your Netherton egg spoon is handmade, so each one is unique. For everyday use and to maintain warranty cover, follow these steps:
- Wash in hot water. Do not use soap or detergent. Immediately dry with a towel.
- Avoid cooking food that is very cold as this is more likely to stick. Allow food to come to room temperature.
- Re-season your pan regularly if cooking acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus juices and recipes containing vinegar or wine.
- Remember a hot iron pan will retain heat for a long time. Never drop a hot pan into cold water, this might cause it to buckle, crack or warp.
- Store in a dry airy place.
Your Warranty does not cover buckling caused by dropping a hot pan in cold water or fast heating on an induction hob or buckling caused by inappropriate ring/hob size.
You can use them straight from the box. Simply wash in hot water – do not use soap or detergent. Immediately dry on the hob or in the oven on a low heat.
How to re-season your pan and what to use.
Your pan will develop with use and, if cared for, will age beautifully and be a friend for life.
- We recommend for the very best results you use oil (edible linseed oil) to re-season your pan.
- Oven seasoning is kinder to the pan than hob top seasoning and it also give a nicer finish. We suggest that you only use hob top seasoning if your oven is too small for your pan.
- Don’t simply coat cast, black or spun iron incold oil straight from the bottle or can, this just softens the coating. You need to heat it to season and harden the oil.
Your pan is in need re-seasoning when:
- food starts to stick to it.
- There are any areas of grey metal showing.
- It has been placed in dish washer / washed in detergent.
- The cast, black or spun iron has not been dried and spots of rust have appeared.
- It has a metallic taste or smell.
How to re-season:
- If the pan has any rust spots simply remove these with fine sandpaper or steel wool.
- Wash in very hot soapy water, you may need to scrub with a scouring pad or stiff brush.
- REMEMBER to unscrew and remove any wooden knobs or handles before placing the cast, black or spun iron in the oven.
- Cover all surfaces of the pan with a very thin coating of Flax Oil using a 100% cotton cloth.
- Leave no runs or pools of oil, just leave an oily layer on the surface of the metal.
- Place on a rack in a cold oven. It’s good idea to place a baking tray under the rack to catch any dripping oil.
- Slowly heat the oven to MAX (approximately 250ºC/400ºF or Gas Mark 9/10).
- Once the oven is up to temperature, maintain the temperature for 40 to 60 mins.
- Switch off the oven, allow your pan to cool slowly and store in an airy dry place.
Once properly pre-seasoned your pan is ready to use again.