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Townecraft is a line of cookware that includes various sizes of skillets and pans with lids. Townecraft is manufactured from stainless steel, with a carbon steel core. This design is for even heat transfer. According to Townecraft, when used properly, the cookware will form a “water seal” between the cover and the pan. This allows you to cook food with a minimum of moisture.
Wash your Townecraft cookware before its initial use. Fill your sink with hot, soapy water. Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the sink. Wash each pan with a soft sponge, rinse thoroughly, and towel-dry.
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Fill your cookware with your food ingredients. Townecraft cookware is designed to be used with a bare minimum of water. When cooking vegetables, for example, rinse the vegetables, shake off excess water, and then place the in the pot. However, for cooking soups, pastas, rice, and dried grains, you must add water. Place the cover on the cookware.
Cook your ingredients at a low to medium temperature. Townecraft recommends setting the burner on a medium heat initially, then reducing the heat to low after a few minutes. This helps prevent the food from burning or shrinking.
Observe the cookware for approximately the first five minutes of cooking. When you notice water vapor building up, rotate or spin the cover. If the cover does not freely spin, this means that a water seal has failed to form. In this case, turn the heat up, then reduce the heat once the water seal forms.
Use your Townecraft cookware in the oven at temperatures of no more than 425 degrees. A higher temperature than this may damage the handles. Townecraft cookware may only be used in the oven if the broiler is not on. Preheat the oven before placing the cookware inside.
Fill each piece of cookware at least two-thirds full with ingredients for best results.
Avoid lifting the cover while the food is cooking, because this will break the water seal.