LAGOSTINA Rossella Red Ceramic and Stainless Steel 3.5 Qt. Covered Casserole
Rossella Red Ceramic and Stainless Steel 3.5 Qt. Covered Casserole
Rossella Red Ceramic and Stainless Steel cookware features a user-friendly design and high-quality craftsmanship. Each Rossella piece provides superior performance and stunningly beautiful presentation.
Perfect for one-pot meals, the Lagostina Rossella 3.5 Qt. Covered Casserole can start on the stovetop and finish in the oven, plus is pretty enough to bring to the table. The round casserole’s tall sides keep liquids contained, while its secure-fitting lid efficiently traps in heat and moisture.
Each Rossella Red Ceramic and Stainless Steel piece provides superior performance and stunningly beautiful presentation. Perfect for one-pot meals, the Lagostina Rossella 3.4 Qt. Covered Casserole can start on the stovetop and finish in the oven, plus is pretty enough to bring to the table. The round casserole’s tall sides keep liquids contained, while its secure-fitting lid efficiently traps in heat and moisture. Inspired by generations of passionate Italian cooks, Rossella cookware features a user-friendly design and high-quality craftsmanship. The cookware’s 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface maintains the purity of flavors, while its three-layer stainless-steel base with an aluminum core ensures fast, even heating on any stovetop, including induction. Made in Italy, Rossella cookware offers eye-catching good looks and long-lasting beauty with its stunning ceramic exterior in a royal shade of red. Elegant and sturdy cast stainless-steel handles promote a safe, secure hold, whether lifting or transporting. Enjoy cooking and sharing the Italian way with Lagostina Rossella cookware, covered by a Lifetime Warranty.
Stunning Red Ceramic Exterior
Stunning red ceramic exterior offers long-lasting beauty; protective fabric bag included
18/10 Stainless Steel Cooking Surface
18/10 stainless steel cooking surface maintains the purity of flavors and works well for searing
3-Layer Induction Safe Base
3-layer stainless steel base with an aluminum core for fast, even heat distribution; safe for all stovetops, including induction; oven- and broiler-safe to 500 degrees F
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.
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.
To make our steel products we use AISI 304 (type 18/10) stainless steel, an alloy consisting of 18% chrome, 10% nickel. In addition to improve resistance to corrosion, nickel considerably increases ductility, i.e. the ability to deform permanently without breaking.
The corrosion resistance of stainless steel, however, may be decreased by external causes such as food residue, salt, etc. It is therefore incorrect to think that stainless steel is indestructible and cannot corrode. Its resistance and durability are brought about by the correct choice and processing by the manufacturer as well as by proper use and maintenance by the consumer. However, following suitable use and maintenance instructions, it is possible to avoid issues.
Any cookware that is excessively overheated will produce smoke. However, the smoke produced by non-stick cookware does not pose any risk to human or pet health, except for birds. Their respiratory apparatus is especially fragile, so in general they are more sensitive to smoke. It is therefore good practice to cook according to common sense and avoid excessively overheating cookware.
A pan is warped by the effect of thermal shock (an excessively overheated pan, a hot pan in contact with cold water or placed on a cold surface, etc.). Before cleaning the pan, let it cool at room temperature. Note: a warped pan will result in poor cooking performance.
The cooking surface of stainless steel Lagostina cookware is made from high-quality 18/10 stainless steel. The 18/10 refers to the composition of the stainless steel with respect to the chromium and nickel content. The higher nickel content in 18/10 stainless is preferable because it resists rust and corrosion.
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.
A preheated pan and lower flames are the key to stick-free stainless steel cooking. Preheat your pan on low or medium heat for one to two minutes. Tap the upper edge of your pan to test the heat. (If it is too hot, remove from the burner for a couple of minutes.) Pour 2-3 teaspoons of cold oil in your preheated pan-or enough to cover the bottom of the cooking surface. Add food, making sure that there is an even sizzling sound when your food touches the pan. This indicates that your food is cooking on contact and creating a natural barrier to prevent sticking. Allow food to cook without disturbing it until the correct doneness is achieved. The natural sugars in your food caramelize on the cooked surface, developing great flavours and lifting your food off of the cooking surface naturally. If the sound that food makes on initial contact with the pan is more of a crackle than a sizzle, your heat is too high and sticking may occur. Lagostina recommends low to medium heat for frying, braising, sautéing and simmering because Lagostina cookware is crafted to hold heat.
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.
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.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low heat for all applications except boiling. Because our cookware is built to hold heat and distribute it well, you will find that cooking on low temperatures is comparable to cooking on medium to medium-high settings when using other cookware brands.
When preparing to sauté or fry, preheat your cookware a minute or two on a low setting. Test the heat by lightly tapping the top edge of your pan. If the pan feels warm to the touch you are ready to cook. Put cold oil in your preheated pan (recommended on stainless cookware). This helps to form a natural barrier that prevents food from sticking to stainless steel. Now add your food. There should be a sizzling sound when your food touches the preheated pan, indicating that the browning or searing process has begun. Leave the food for approx 1 minute to sear – do not try to push it around the pan too soon otherwise the food may tear and then stick to the pan. Medium to low heat is all you will need.
Often, after cooking, there are browned bits left on the pan. These are delicious when incorporated into a sauce-easily made by adding stock, wine, water or any combination of these, and simmering to reduce and concentrate the flavors.
For daily cleaning, warm, soapy water is sufficient. Clean your cookware thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the pan may cause discoloration and sticking.
- To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning. - We do not recommend using steel wool, steel scouring pads, or harsh detergents. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use. - We recommend drying cookware thoroughly, immediately after washing.
• Artiste-Clad Copper Cookware - To hand wash your copper cookware, use Lagostina's stainless steel and copper cleaner. Immerse the pan in warm water and form a paste with the cookware cleanser. Apply the paste using a soft cloth, rubbing in a circular motion from the center outwards. Wash in hot, soapy water and dry immediately to prevent water spotting. - To prevent warping, avoid placing a hot pan under cold water. Allow pan to cool prior to cleaning. - Nylon scrubbing pads can be used on the pan interior, but a sponge or soft cloth should be used on exterior surfaces. DO NOT use oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, or detergents containing chlorine bleach.
This discolouration is a normal reaction with stainless steel and heat. It is very simple and easy to clean. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, place cold water in the utensil and bring the water to a boil. Allow the water to cool before washing. A good cleaner may be used to complete the cleaning. The use of steel wool, a steel brush or scratchy cleaner on the polished surface is not recommended..
To remove burned food stains from cookware with a ceramic cooking surface, fill pan with warm water and dish liquid and let it soak for about an hour. Rinse with warm water, dish liquid, and a nylon sponge. Dry thoroughly and wipe the ceramic nonstick surface with a small amount of cooking oil on a paper towel, then wipe off.
This white film is caused by minerals in the water or from the starch released by certain foods during the cooking process. Either use Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner or just pour a little lemon juice or vinegar into the saucepan and wipe it clean with a paper towel or cloth.
It is possible to get scratches on the stainless steel cookware especially when using metal utensils. However scratches do not affect the performance of the cookware. We suggest using wooden or plastic utensils when cooking. We recommend not using a potato masher directly into the cookware. Add salt to water only after it has come to a boil. When salt grains are deposited on steel when cold, they will attack the steel as the heat causes them to melt. We also suggest cleaning them with the Lagostina stainless steel/copper cleaner at least once a month to keep your cookware looking brilliantly shiny.
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