The special ceramic of Terra.Cotto consists of a “fireproof” clay-based mixture, specifically suitable for direct contact with fire, which ensures low thermal expansion. Besides clay, this mixture contains feldspars, silica, quartz, and iron and aluminium oxides.
Thanks to the high quality and distinctive features of its material, i.e. “fireproof clay”, this cookware can be used directly on an open flame without a heat diffuser, just like traditional terracotta cookware. PIRAL can also withstand temperatures ranging from 250° C to 280°C in an oven or a microwave.
ON THE FLAME
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Operating and Maintenance Instructions 'Terra.Cotto'
Following a few simple steps will ensure that your Terra.Cotto cookware will last a lifetime:
FIRST USE. Completely submerge your cookware, including the cover, in lukewarm water and leave to soak for at least 12 hours. Leave it to dry, with its bottom facing upwards.
NO NEED TO WASH BY HAND. All Terra.Cotto products are dishwasher safe.
CLEANING. Terracotta cookware can be easily cleaned with hot water. This means that any grease that has been absorbed burnt on during cooking can easily be removed. Stubborn stains can be removed using either hot water, baking soda or a commercial detergent. Using a cleaning sponge is possible because the pots are coated internally with a scratch-resistant glaze. However, repetitive and vigorous scouring and scrubbing with steel wool should be avoided.
DRYING. It is extremely important to leave the cookware to dry completely and with the bottom facing upwards.