EarthChef Non-toxic, PTFE-free and PFOA-free nonstick cookware and bakeware, that's EarthChef by BergHOFF. EarthChef also has a selection of bamboo kitchen utensils, knives, and energy-saving induction cooktops. EarthChef's cookware and bakeware's nonstick coating is: No harmful PFOA, less CO2 used, and low carbon footprint Healthy and non-toxic: no release of harmful PTFE fumes Energy efficient, transferring heat very fast For all cooktops, including induction EarthChef's kitchen utensils are made from bamboo: Perfect replacement for wood, no deforestation Natural, renewable resource thanks to its rapid growth Attractive and durable Available in both end-grain and vertical-grain styles Its packaging is made from recycled materials, its manufacturing process is non-polluting, and the items are completely recyclable. Acadian Nonstick Collection The Acadian Nonstick Collection includes saucepans, casseroles, skillets, frying pans, and more. Choose from a full range of saucepans, casseroles, skillets, and frying pans. The collection also includes a covered saute pan, a covered wok, a stir-fry pan, a double-burner griddle, a square grill pan, a covered Dutch oven, a crepe pan, and more. Ceramic nonstick coating: Naturally 6x stronger than traditional nonstick coatings Non-toxic: no PTFE fumes No PFOA used and energy-saving manufacturing Cast stainless-steel and riveted handles Polished stainless-steel lids Fast and even heat transfer For all types of cooktops, including induction Durable construction Oven-safe to 540 degrees C / 1000 degrees F The Acadian Stainless Collection provides a useful 12-piece set of cookware. Acadian Stainless Collection The Acadian Stainless Collection 12-piece cookware set consists of a 1-liter covered milk warmer, a 2-liter covered saucepan, a 3-liter covered saucepan, a 4-liter covered saucepan with a helper handle, a 6.3-liter covered casserole, and a 10-1/4-inch covered deep skillet. Stainless-steel walls Cast stainless-steel and riveted handles Polished stainless-steel lids Fast and even heat transfer For all types of cooktops, including induction Durable construction Oven-safe to 540 degrees C / 1000 degrees F Metal-utensil safe and dishwasher-safe The Montane Collection offers separate items, as well as an 11-piece set. Montane Collection The Montane Collection includes a variety of covered saucepans, covered casseroles, skillets, frying pans, a grill pan, and more. Or choose the 11-piece cookware set for a complete array of everyday essentials. Ceramic nonstick coating: Naturally 6x stronger than traditional nonstick coatings Non-toxic: no PTFE fumes No PFOA used and energy-saving manufacturing Hollow cast stainless-steel and riveted handles Polished stainless-steel lids Fast and even heat transfer For all types of cooktops, including induction Durable construction Oven-safe to 540 degrees C / 1000 degrees F Metal-utensil safe and dishwasher-safe Get inspired with a wide range of bakeware. Professional Bakeware Bake up a storm with help from this vast collection of bakeware. The collection includes everything from cookie sheets, muffin pans, and cake pans to pizza pans, pie plates, and roasting pans. Ceramic nonstick coating: Naturally 6x stronger than traditional nonstick coatings Non-toxic: no PTFE fumes No PFOA used and energy-saving manufacturing Oven-safe to 320 degrees C / 600 degrees F Heavy gauge to last a lifetime Bamboo EarthChef has found the perfect replacement for wood. Thanks to its rapid growth, bamboo is the top candidate as natural renewable resource. Choose from a variety of bamboo cutting boards, kitchen utensils, blocks, and more. End Grain: Made from the end of the bamboo, the hardest section. The highest quality bamboo cutting board available. It is perfect for heavy chopping and cutting. Vertical Grain: Made from the side grain of the bamboo, which is slightly softer than the end grain. Its primary use is for cutting and light chopping. Choose from a variety of bamboo cutting boards, kitchen utensils, blocks, and more. Induction Induction cooktops for faster, more efficient cooking. Induction is the third method of cookware; it is more efficient than electricity and faster than gas. It works off of reverse magnetism and has been used by chefs, hotel chains, and caterers globally for many years. It is also widely popular in households in Europe and Asia. To test if your pots and pans are induction ready, do a simple magnet test. If a magnet sticks to the bottom of your pot or pan, it is induction ready. Why induction cooking? You save energy three ways: Induction heats up your pots/pans super fast, resulting in less cooking time It uses less electricity than an electrical element, and is more efficient (less wasted heat and energy) The pan itself is the element or source of heat, resulting in less temperature EarthChef Cookware - Care and Maintenance Before your first-time use: After unpacking your cookware, make sure to remove all labels and then wash in warm, soapy water with a soft sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely with a soft cloth. EarthChef cookware is dishwasher-safe, on the economy cycle, but we recommend washing them by hand. This extra care is it uses less water and energy and protects your pans from the harsh heat and detergent of a dishwasher. Before heating your new EarthChef Nonstick cookware for the first time, you should lightly coat the inside of the pan's nonstick surface with a little vegetable oil on a paper towel or soft cloth. This will lightly season the pan's surface and enhance the nonstick properties of the all-natural ceramic coating. Cooking with your new EarthChef products Using oils, butter, or margarine to fry or saute foods in your new EarthChef Nonstick cookware is not necessary due to the all-natural nonstick ceramic coating. If you choose to cook with one of these products to enhance browning or flavor, you should follow these guidelines: Be sure that you always start with a clean pan. All oils smoke or burn at different temperatures. Be sure to test the oil that you are cooking with at a low to medium heat prior to adding your food to the pan. Add just enough oil to cover the bottom surface. Allow the oil to heat for one to two minutes over low to medium heat before adding food to the pan. The preheated oil will also help enhance the nonstick properties of the pan. Allow your food to come up to room temperature for about 10 minutes before adding it to the pan. Other helpful tips while using your EarthChef cookware Always try to match the size of the burner to the base of the cookware piece you are using. If you are using a gas cooktop, be sure to adjust the flame so that it does not flare up the sides of the pan. This will cause discoloration on the outside of the pan, possible damage to the handle, and possible personal injury from getting burned, as well as using more energy. You should use medium heat when preparing meals. You should only use high heat when the pot is full of liquid for boiling pasta, making stocks or deep-frying. While you can use metal utensils with your EarthChef nonstick cookware, they will cause some scratching of the surface and scratches are not covered in the warranty. We recommend using bamboo, silicone, nylon, or wood utensils to protect and extend the life of your pan. Never cut food while in the pan or gouge the pan as this will damage the surface and will not be covered in the warranty. Never allow a pan to boil dry. If you have remains of food stuck to the cookware, for example from blackening fish, they can easily be removed by covering the bottom of the pan with water and letting it soak off at a very low temperature. Burnt-on remains can be removed in a similar way, by letting the water boil in the pot or pan for just a few minutes and then working the burnt area with a wood spoon. Do NOT use a metal utensil as you can gouge the coating's finish. For your stainless-steel cookware, you can also use special detergents such as BergHOFF's Stainless Cleanser or BergHOFF's Magic for Stainless Steel. Care and Cleaning All BergHOFF products are designed to exceed your expectations; however their performance can be diminished if they are not properly cared for. Remember to cool your pans down before cleaning them as you can warp your pan by putting it into water directly from the heat source. Be sure to clean your pan thoroughly after each use, using warm, soapy water and sponge or a dishcloth. Then rinse in warm water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting with a soft cloth. Do NOT use steel wool or nylon scrubbing pads, oven cleaner or any cleaner that is abrasive, is a citrus based cleanser or contains chlorine bleach, especially on your stainless-steel pans as this will damage your pans finish. Do NOT gouge the nonstick coating. While your EarthChef pans are dishwasher-safe, be sure that you do NOT use a detergent on your stainless-steel pans that is based on citric acids (lemons) or contains chlorine bleach. These products can damage the anti-oxidation layer and can lead to corrosive reactions. Any signs of corrosion can easily be removed by using a good stainless-steel cleanser, like BergHOFF's Stainless Cleanser or Magic for Stainless Steel. Also, you should use the lowest heat setting as high drying temperatures can also cause damage to the anti-oxidation layer. The EarthChef cookware comes in two different materials: full stainless steel and aluminum. The non stick-coating on the aluminum pans is naturally six times stronger than any traditional nonstick coating and does not contain toxic or hazardous materials. (PFOA-free and PTFE-free). The strong, professional riveted handles are another feature: made of solid cast stainless steel, they will stay firmly attached for a lifetime. The base on this cookware is suitable for use on any type of cooktop surfaces including induction, making it energy efficient and fast, with a guaranteed even heat transfer. Technical Details Ceramic nonstick coating: naturally six times stronger than any traditional nonstick coating, does not contain toxic or hazardous materials Color: blue/grey interior, black exterior Body: 3 mm (1-1/4-inch) aluminum Practical pouring rim Handle: double-riveted and made of solid cast stainless steel Finish: mirror Warranty EarthChef's cookware and bakeware comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and its induction cooktops carry a one-year limited warranty. About EarthChef EarthChef is a product line for the kitchen. Precise detail and environmental engineering have gone into the design of each product. EarthChef offers 100-percent natural and safe nonstick ceramic coating, which is actually six times stronger than the traditional nonstick coatings, energy-efficient induction cooktops, sustainable and cost effective use of bamboo, recycled packaging and reduction in the use of synthetic materials (such as plastic cutting boards and phenolic/bakelite handles). The EarthChef product line offers cookware, induction cooktops, bakeware, roasters, cutting boards, cutlery, and knife blocks. BergHOFF developed the EarthChef program for Canadians, teaming up with Tree Canada, our community investment partner and our Canadian Retailers: The Bay, Zellers, and Home Outfitters. It is about Canadians helping Canadians for the benefit of our future. All EarthChef products and coatings passed Prop 65 lead safety testing and the more stringent TUV German food safety standards. EarthChef natural ceramic nonstick coating is PFOA- and PFTE-free! About BergHOFF Since 1964, when BergHOFF was founded in Belgium, we have believed in uncompromised quality. Today the company operates on five continents with 60 warehouses, 3000 points of sale and over 12,000 team members worldwide. Our sixth sense continues to position us as an industry leader. In our European technical research center technicians and designers continually search to apply revolutionary materials to innovative applications. Working with renowned designers puts extra emphasis on the unique character of the BergHOFF products. The company's products aim to add something extra to the senses of any cook, professional as well as amateur. We inspire the users of our Cookware and Tableware through unique, innovative and award-winning designs, uniting form and function. The products combine timeless class and functionality. International design juries have consistently honored our products with international prizes: such as the Red Dot Award, Good Design Award, Product Design Award and well as many others. Our vast array of products include Cookware, Bakeware, Cutlery, Table and Barware, Porcelain, Electrical Devices, Barbecue items, and other Kitchen Accessories. Our unique state-of-the-art products are the result of the latest technological solutions and cost efficient production methods. We encourage and support "sustainable development" throughout all our business practices. The synergy between design team, technical specialists, and international partners, in combination with cost efficient production methods allows BergHOFF WorldWide to offer affordable high-quality design to all.