Use and care of Aluminium

  • Cool before washing or soaking to prevent warping and accidental burns in handling.
  • Wash after each use and dry immediately to preserve appearance.• Always add salt to the boiling liquid and stir until dissolved. Undissolved salt should not remain on aluminium surface as this may cause pitting.
  • Do not allow acidic or salty food to remain in aluminium for long periods of time as this may also cause pitting and discolouration.
  • Minerals in water and foods may stain aluminium. Automatic dish washing may increase the staining when the high heat in the drying cycle combines with the minerals and chemicals in water. Hand washing is thereforerecommended to preserve the attractive finish of aluminium cook ware.
  • To remove burnt food fi ll the pan with water to cover and simmer over low heat until particles loosen, occasionally scraping burnt particles with a wooden spoon . After simmering, scour, wash normally, rinse in hot waterand dry immediately.
  • Stains and discolouration can be removed by boiling a solution of 2 to 3 tablespoons of cream of tartar, lemon juice or vinegar to each litre of water for 5 - 10 minutes. then lightly scour with a soap fi lled scouring pad.
  • Cooking acidic food such as tomatoes or rhubarb will remove the stains naturally without affecting the cooked food product.
  • To remove stains from an aluminium exterior use a a non abrasive cleaner• Use wood, plastic or smooth edged metal utensils. Sharp edged tools such as knives and beaters may scratch the aluminium Gas | Vitro. | Electr.