Just as professional chefs do with the finest high quality cookware, Red Copper pans need to be seasoned before you use it for the first time. Seasoning is simple.

  1. Spread a light coating of vegetable oil over the entire inside surface of the pan.
  2. Place pan in an oven that is preheated to 300 °F for 20 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the pan from the oven using oven mitts.
  4. Let the pan cool down completely.
  5. Wipe away excess oil with a cloth or paper towel.
  6. You are now ready to start cooking!

To maintain the exceptional performance, we recommend that you repeat this process at least twice a year*. We also recommend before first use that you hand wash the pan in hot water with a mild soap or dish detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft dish towel.

* If the performance of the non-stick coating diminishes repeat the seasoning process.

During Cooking

  • Red Copper’s non-stick surface does not require the addition of oil or butter during cooking. For taste you may want to add a small amount of oil/butter that has a high smoke point.
  • Do not use extra virgin olive oil or aerosol cooking sprays. They cannot withstand high heating and will leave a thin carbonized layer on the non-stick surface of your pan.
  • We recommend that you use this pan on low to medium heat for most cooking. The Red Copper non-stick coating distributes the heat more effectively and evenly.