How to Care for Wolfgang Puck's Cookware

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Vinegar can help remove stains from pots and pans.
Vinegar can help remove stains from pots and pans. (Image: Pat_Hastings/iStock/Getty Images)

Wolfgang Puck began cooking with his mother in Austria and worked in various fine restaurants in France until he came to America at the age of 24. Since then, he has changed the way that diners in the United States look at food with his fusion of French, Asian and California-inspired dishes. In addition, he created Wolfgang Puck Worldwide with a full line of housewares including kitchen gadgets, electrics and stainless steel cookware. With proper care, your Wolfgang Puck cookware will serve you well for years to come.

Things You'll Need

  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Vinegar
  • Non-lemon dishwashing liquid
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner

Wash your pots and pans. Before using your Wolfgang Puck cookware, thoroughly wash it in hot, soapy water and rinse it thoroughly. The cookware is safe to put in the dishwasher; however, the manufacturer recommends hand-washing it for optimal shine and minimization of spotting.

Remove stains promptly. If your water contains calcium, it may leave multi-colored streaks or spots which can be removed with warm vinegar. Other stains may be removed by simmering approximately 1 inch of water with a non-lemon dishwashing detergent for 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and then drain and rinse the cookware thoroughly. If you notice stains on the bottom surface of your pots and pans, use oven cleaner to remove them. You may also use stainless steel cleaners to keep your cookware looking like new.

Cook on medium to medium-high heat. The bottom surface of the cookware is constructed of sandwiched aluminum, which conducts heat very efficiently. Using high heat may cause your food to cook too quickly or burn, which in turn could damage the cookware.

Fry foods by allowing your omelette or sauté pan to preheat before adding oil to it. Then add oil to your pan and allow it to get hot before adding the food you will be cooking. This will prevent food from sticking as well as possible pitting of your stainless steel cookware.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wolfgang Puck’s cookware is oven-safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This includes handles and lids.
  • Use potholders while cooking until you become accustomed to your cookware. While the handles are designed to decrease heat transfer, they may occasionally become hot when used on top of the stove. The handles will become hot if placed over a hot burner or in a hot oven.
  • If you cook on a gas stove, prevent the flame from creeping up the sides of your cookware. This can discolor the sides of your pots and pans.
  • Leaving empty cookware in a hot oven or on a hot stovetop can ruin your cookware or damage your stove top.

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