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To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel,
an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve
resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the
ability to deform permanently without breaking.
resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external
causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think
that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance
and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by
the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer.
However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is
possible to avoid issues.
The inner coatings of Lagostina non-stick pans are made with multiple layers of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), an
extraordinary plastic material that causes the “slippery” component of non-stick pans. PTFE consists of
tetrafluoroethylene molecules, exclusively containing carbon and fluoride. The non-stick coating is not attacked by
acids or alkaline bases and is very stable when heated. The health authorities in the United States, Canada, France,
Italy, Europe and other countries have approved use of PTFE non-stick coatings in the cookware. It is an inert
substance that has no chemical reactions with food, water or detergents. If ingested it is totally harmless; the
particles are not toxic and are expelled on their own like normal fibres. The non-stick coating is so safe that it is
used also in medicine to coat pace makers and artery replacement prostheses, and has even been injected into patients
with severe kidney conditions. For all non-stick coatings Lagostina guarantees the absence of PFOA, cadmium and lead.
The absence of those components on the finished product is therefore assured, both its absence in the raw material and
for the methods it is treated with. The guarantee on Lagostina coatings covers manufacturing defects, such as bubbles
in the coating, flaking and various peeling. It does not cover defects caused by misuse or professional use or by wear.
To preserve the non-stick properties of the product;
avoid heating it excessively when empty;
never overheat while cooking fat and oil;
slight scratches and abrasions that might appear with use do not change the coating’s non-stick performance;
to preserve and avoid scratching the coating, we recommend using tools made of nylon, silicone or wood.
In case of burned food, fill the pot with warm water and clean it after a few hours. To restore the non-stick
properties of the product, rub the coating with a cotton pad soaked with oil.
There is currently much confusion regarding non-stick coatings, especially
concerning PFOA. Lagostina non-stick coatings are made in PTFE, the
abbreviation of the scientific name polytetrafluoroethylene. This material
has been acknowledged as innocuous by the European and US public health
authorities. PFOA and PTFE are two completely different elements. In
short, Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating is produced in PTFE and
contains no PFOA.
Lagostina and Groupe SEB are able to provide
the results of every regular check, certifying the absence of PFOA.
Furthermore, for more than 20 years Groupe SEB has been committed to not
using lead or cadmium in its cookware as a total safety guarantee on its
products. More details on the commitment made are available in the Eco
information from Groupe SEB.
The quickest way to check whether your cookware is suitable to be used on
induction hot plates is to perform the magnet test on the pan. It is
extremely simple: if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pan, it is going
to work on an induction hot plate!
The choice of materials, starting from the aluminium alloys, made in
accordance with international standards EN601 and EN602, and the silicone
gasket (easier to clean and more durable), guarantees the best hygienic
quality of the product in compliance with the strictest European food