Developed and designed for cooks looking for nonstick, hard anodized cookware. Featuring a heavy-gauge, hard anodized exterior and a beautiful hammered stainless steel lid, Nera is the perfect combination of style and performance for tasteful results a...
Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized Nonstick 8.5" Skillet provides beautiful design with superior performance for memorable meals.
The Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized Nonstick 8.5" Skillet is inspired by generations of passionate Italian cooking. With a cast riveted stainless steel handle, the skillet looks stunning in the kitchen and on the table. The dual-layer nonstick interior is metal-utensil safe and makes the cooking experience more enjoyable and the cleanup quick. The comfortable stay-cool handle is built for strength and stability over a lifetime of use. The pan can withstand oven temperatures up to 500°F, providing cooking versatility. This skillet is destined to be your go-to kitchen helper. Covered by a Lifetime Warranty.
Hard Anodized Exterior
Heavy-gauge hard anodized aluminum construction for durability.
The dual-layer, metal-utensil safe nonstick interior makes the cooking experience even more enjoyable and the cleanup quick.
Cast Riveted Stainless Steel Handles
The comfortable stainless Steel Handles are fully cast and riveted onto pans for strength and stability over a lifetime of use.
Hammered Stainless Steel Lid
The hammered stainless steel lids add another beautiful feature and provide a tight seal to lock in flavor while simmering.
Flared Edges for Dripless Pouring.
Dishwasher and Oven Safe
The Nera Hard Anodized cookware is dishwasher safe and oven safe to 500°F for more convenience, and is covered by Lifetime Warranty.
Lagostina non-stick cookware has been specifically designed so the food does not stick. However, the saucepans and pans require adequate maintenance. To this end, you should consider the following suggestions: slightly grease the pan or saucepan before the first use, then wash them and dry them; repeat the procedure every time, even when you start washing them regularly in the dishwasher. It is also important to avoid overheating them excessively or scratching them, especially by using metal utensils (spatulas, ladles) or abrasive sponges.
a. First use: wash the pan with hot water and liquid detergent to remove any trace of dust. Dry it and grease the non-stick coating with a little cooking oil before using it for the first time. Remove excess oil. b. Wash and dry the cookware after each use. c. Use most metal utensils with caution; avoid using knives and whisks. d. Avoid cutting directly in the pan. e. Avoid perforating the non-stick surface. Surface scratches or abrasions are wholly normal and do not alter the cookware's performance. f. After use, ensure the contents of the pan do not stick and avoid using empty pans on a heat source. g. Always select the right size hob or adjust the flame so it only touches the bottom of the pan and does not rise to the sides. h. Never leave pans unattended while cooking. i. Let the pans cool before washing them.
The non-stick properties of the ceramic coating are more limited than the classic Lagostina non-stick coating (PTFE) when it comes to durability and overall lifespan of the non-stick coating. To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans, always cook on a low or low-medium heat. Damage to the non-stick coating will cause food to start sticking to the pan and more likely to stain. Therefore to get the most lifespan out of your ceramic coated cookware, low to medium heat settings are recommended. For caked food, we recommend soaking the pan in water and soap, possibly with a little white vinegar. Over time, the ceramic coating interior will stain and the marks will be impossible to remove. This does not affect the cookware's performance and poses no risk to health. After every 10 cycles, it is recommended to “re-season” your ceramic nonstick cookware to prevent the ceramic surface from drying out. To “re-season” the pan, use a paper towel to wipe the inside surface with a small amount of cooking oil, then wipe off.
No. Cooking at high temperatures does not shorten cooking times nor contributes in any way to food quality, therefore we strongly recommend cooking at medium temperature. Furthermore, using excessively high temperatures may damage the non-stick coating and burn your aliments.
Just wash it by hand with soap and water. The pan must be washed after each use to remove the layers of fat that might form on the surface. If it is only rubbed with kitchen tissue or rinsed under running water, the film might not be completely removed, with the risk of burning the next time it is used, causing stains. Non-stick pans must not be cleaned with sponges or abrasive powders. A synthetic sponge is ideal to clean both the inside and the outside.
They can be easily removed with a nylon sponge. For more stubborn stains, boil one tablespoon of bleach in a quarter litre of water for 15-20 minutes. Clean, rinse and dry the pan, then grease it with a little oil.
The ceramic coating is based on a gelatinous solution with inorganic particles in suspension which allow, once the deposition process on the product is completed, to obtain extremely compact films and with extremely dense patterns, such as to enable an extremely decorative aesthetic appearance and very good performance in case of any thermal shock, resistance to chemical detergents and mechanical resistance to abrasion, thanks to the high hardness and compactness of the resulting surface.
The absence of PTFE and PFOA, lead and cadmium in the water-based solution together with relatively low temperature used to finalize the treatment, gives this coating a lower environmental impact solution compared to all other coating types. The ceramic coating provides high resistance to scratches and abrasions, allows healthy cooking with crispy and brown food, without high temperature awareness. It is therefore extremely useful to fry, brown or sauté. The extremely smooth surfaces ensure an easy cleaning, low risk of food burning or sticking and optimal resistance to wear.
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.
The PTFE coating of Lagostina products is free from PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium. PTFE is an inert substance that has no chemical reactions with food, water or detergents; it is completely harmless, even in the event it is ingested, and its particles are non toxic. At Lagostina we always play it safe!
A scratched pan is not dangerous, however we recommend replacing scratched pans as the detachment of the non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the metal underneath and food tends to stick. The PTFE coating of Lagostina products is free from PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium, and is completely harmless.
All non-stick coatings contain PTFE, the abbreviation of polytetrafluorethylene, a plastic polymer. This is a "slippery" ingredient, consisting 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 French, European, US and Canadian health authorities have approved the use of PTFE non-stick coating in 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 medical science to coat pace makers and artery replacement tubular prostheses.
Length of warranty varies across our products. Please refer to the product packaging or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out specific warranty information for each product.The warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, drops, shocks and professional use of the pan, or the formation of stains, discolouring or scratches inside or outside the pan. Lagostina guarantees that the non-stick pan complies with the regulations on materials in contact with food. The warranty provisions also depend on local laws.
NO. Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating does not contain PFOA. Regular checks are carried out by independent laboratories that ensure there is no PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been carried out on a regular basis by independent laboratories of various countries (INERIS in France, ASAHI GLASS FLUOROPOLYMERS in the United Kingdom, FABES Labs in Germany, MB Labs in Canada and SGS in China). These tests have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products with non-stick coating.
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 non-stick coatings and enamels of our Lagostina cookware do not contain either lead or cadmium. These harmful substances are released by the product when it is washed in the dishwasher and stick to the other items in the dishwasher. Cadmium and lead - substances are not expelled by the body when ingested. This is the reason why for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium.
The Lagostina non-stick coating is a technical coating consisting of a polymer called polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. PTFE gives to cookware its non-stick properties. European and US health authorities have proved that PTFE is an inert substance that does not create chemical reactions with food, water or cleaning detergents and is wholly innocuous in the event of ingestion.
These health authorities have confirmed the innocuousness of cookware PTFE non-stick coatings. PTFE is frequently used in medical science to coat cardiac pacemakers and artery replacement prostheses. It has been used in several surgical procedures for the benefit of patients with serious kidney disease and to partially coat some joint prostheses.
Lagostina's ceramic coatings uses a process called sol-gel technology to create a durable coating made of mineral particles that is more resistant to abrasion and high temperatures than traditional nonstick (PTFE) coatings. Lagostina's ceramic nonstick coatings are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, PTFE, lead, and cadmium. The quality of our cookware eliminates hot spots that can damage ceramic nonstick and cause the surface to burn and flake off. When used responsibly, ceramic nonstick cookware poses no threat to people or animals and can be useful in creating a healthy and well-balanced diet. To prevent damaging the surfaces of your ceramic nonstick pans: - Always cook on a low or low-medium heat. - Never use a ceramic nonstick pan under a grill. - Never leave any pan unattended on top of the stove or in the oven. - Do not use sharp metal utensils. - Do not use abrasive cleaners or metallic scrubbing pads or brushes. - Do not use aerosol spray oils on your nonstick cookware. - Clean any cooking residue with a mixture of baking soda and water.
Any cookware heated to too high a temperature will cause smoke to be released. However, the smoke from nonstick cookware does not involve any risk for humans or pets, with the exception of birds. Birds have a particularly fragile respiratory system and are sensitive to smoke in general. Therefore it is recommended to never overheat your cookware.
A scratched pan is not dangerous, but you'll want to replace any scratched pans since food will tend to stick to the scratched areas. Scratches in the ceramic non-stick coating exposes food to contact with the underlying metal and the food will tend to stick to the metal. The ceramic nonstick coating in Lagostina products is free of PTFE, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
Most Lagostina cookware can be washed in the dishwasher. However, it is recommended that some ranges with copper finish, ceramic exteriors and or interiors be hand washed to prolong the life and appearance. Dishwasher detergent may dull the cookware's outer coating over time, without affecting its non-stick properties or other performance features. Check the graphics symbols on the product package or product page on Lagostina.ca to find out if a specific product is dishwasher safe.
The hammered effect itself does not alter the cookware's performance. However, because copper is highly conductive and reactive as a material, hammered copper cookware minimizes hot spots and allows the pan to reach very precise temperatures almost instantly.
No. Lagostina cookware does not contain PFOA. This is regularly checked by independent laboratories, which verify the absence of PFOA in finished products. Since 2003, tests have been regularly performed by independent and have systematically proved the absence of PFOA in Lagostina products.
Stainless steel handles are sturdy and oven safe. Made of thick stainless steel they conduct heat very slowly. However, side handles can get hot faster than long handles as they are close to the pan's body. Therefore, always make sure the element you're cooking on does not exceed the size of the pot. The time spent over the heat source and the temperature setting also determines how long the handles will remain cool to the touch. Stainless steel handles attached to lids will heat up faster than side handles. For oven use, all handles will definitely get hot. It is recommended to use oven gloves when handling hot handles to avoid burning your hands.