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  • Mini Prima Use and Care

    Keep your Ruffoni Mini Prima copper clad cookware looking and cooking at its best.
    Click here for our simple guidelines.

    TO KEEP YOUR OPUS CUPRA COOKWARE LOOKING AND PERFORMING AT ITS BEST, FOLLOW THE SAME GUIDELINES FOR OPUS PRIMA, AS WELL AS THESE GUIDELINES FOR COPPER MAINTENANCE:

    TO KEEP YOUR OPUS PRIMA COOKWARE LOOKING AND PERFORMING AT ITS BEST, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE GUIDELINES:
  • Before using your new cookware for the first time, wash it with warm, soapy water to remove any traces of polishing compounds.
  • For the best cooking results, use a low to medium temperature; use high temperature only for boiling liquids.
  • Use a burner that is similar in diameter to the cookware. If cooking with gas, do not extend the flame beyond the diameter of the pot. Use a maximum oven temperature of 450°F/230°C.
  • Salt should be added only after the pot’s content has reached the boiling point in order to avoid spots and minor pitting at the bottom of the pot. These spots do not affect the cookware’s performance but cannot be removed.
  • Take care when handling hot cookware. The cookware is not for use by children.
  • The knob are made in silver plated cast brass and can get hot during use. Use caution when handling and always keep potholders available for use.
  • Do not use the cookware in the microwave.
  • The cookware is intended for cooking and serving purposes only; do not use to store foods.

  • CLEANING
  • Clean cookware well after each use. The pan may discolor if it is not completely cleaned before reheating. To remove stuck on foods, fill the cookware with a little water and place over low heat; in a short time, stuck on food will soften and easily wash off.
  • If washing cookware by hand, in order to preserve the original shine, use neutral or slightly alkaline soap and a soft sponge. Corrosive detergents, detergents containing chlorine, metal scouring pads, and abrasive powder can dull the shiny surface.
  • This cookware—excluding the silver plated knob of each lid is dishwasher safe. If you want to polish accurately the silver plated knob, remove it from the lid by twisting the special screw and polish with a silver cleanser.
  • Water spots may occur over time due to the water conditions in your area, and minerals in water can leave a white film on the surface. Overheating or allowing a pan to boil dry will cause bronze, blue, or rainbow tints on the surface; purple rings may form from contact with the starch in pasta, rice, and other foods. Rub discolored areas with a cloth dampened in lemon juice or white vinegar and, if that is not enough, use a good quality non abrasive stainless steel cleanser; once the stain is removed, wash the pan in warm, soapy water and towel dry.
  • To avoid scratching, do not use knives, sharp kitchen tools, or an electric hand mixer in your cookware.