How to properly use stainless steel cooking utensils

Products made of stainless steel are rust-resistant and durable as long as they are used normally at home. Therefore, there is no need to be nervous about handling it, but if you neglect the necessary care, it may sometimes rust. Please be sure to read the instruction manual attached to each product for proper usage and care methods.

Precautions common to each product

Empty heating may cause burns or fire.
There is a risk of deformation of the main body and damage to the handle and knob. Please be careful about safety while cooking.
The handle may become hot. Please use mittens etc.

When using a cooking heater, please use at medium heat or lower.

There are many cases where people let their guard down because they can't see the flames.
  1. After using stainless steel cooking utensils, immediately wash them to remove salt and oil with kitchen detergent, wipe them thoroughly with water, and store them.
  2. If the food is charred or burnt, soak it in hot water until it becomes soft, then remove it with a sponge or scrubber.
  3. Do not leave the product in contact with dissimilar metal products such as iron or aluminum. This may cause rust.
  4. If you accidentally leave a kettle or pot empty and it becomes discolored, please scrub it with a cleanser or scrubbing brush to remove the discoloration.
  5. If rust does appear, apply kitchen detergent or cleanser to a sponge or scrubber, rub it off along the streaks (abrasive marks) on the surface of the product, rinse thoroughly with water, then wipe off any moisture before storing. please.
  6. Please be careful when using in an automatic dishwasher (including a drying function). Please refer to each manufacturer's instruction manual.

Notes on pots

  1. After cooking, do not store cooked food in cooking utensils, but move it to another container. This may cause rust. Also, after cooking, immediately wash the cooking utensils to remove dirt and wipe them dry.
  2. Do not leave the product contaminated with salt or acid, or store it in a humid place.
  3. Because there have been accidents where tempered glass lids break and violently scatter, it is mandatory to display the quality of tempered glass products for each applicable product. The contents of the display example are listed on the right, so please follow the "handling precautions" when using the product.

    Display example

  4. When using a frying pan, stir-fry pot, etc., be careful of the preheating time and heat when there is no food in the pan. Unnecessary heating and deformation may cause a fire.
    (When using a frying pan, stir-fry pot, etc., if there is no food in it, please consider it as an empty fryer.)

Notes on boiling water

  1. Please avoid using it for anything other than boiling water. This may cause discoloration or rust.
  2. After use, do not leave the hot water in the pot and throw away the remaining water. Wash thoroughly to prevent white deposits (scaly).

    [Reason 2]
    When you boil water, the minerals in the tap water become concentrated and a white deposit forms on the bottom of the water. Concentration of chlorine ions, etc. occurs, leading to pitting corrosion.

Regarding the temperature when cooking utensils are heated dry

Source: National Consumer Affairs Center Takashikaname 2006.06