LAGOSTINA Opera Stainless Steel 10 Pc. Cookware Set

Opera Stainless Steel 10 Pc. Cookware Set

Lagostina Opera cookware features elegant contours and the 3-layer LagoFusion base, stainless steel with a thick, encapsulated layer of aluminum for fast, even heat distribution; formed by a high-heat process fusing both metals for a perfect bond betwe...

Opera pots and pans by Lagostina ensure perfect results every time, thanks to superior heat diffusion for more even cooking. Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, their robust yet elegant design is made to last.

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Featuring a LagoFusion base for perfectly delicious results! 

“Cooking with Lagostina lets me express my Italian spirit in every meal,” Italian-born, American Chef Giada De Laurentiis. Celebrate food, family, and friends with the Lagostina, Opera, 10 Pc. Cookware Set. The collection includes 8.5 and 10 In. skillets, 1.8 and 2.4 Qt. covered saucepans, a 3.4 Qt. covered casserole, and a 5.7 Qt. covered stewpot. Use the pieces for anything from sautéing, searing, boiling, and baking casseroles to making sauces, soups, and stews. Premium Lagostina Opera cookware combines superior craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and technological innovation to ensure optimal results every time. Each piece features a unique three-layer LagoFusion base for fast, even heat distribution throughout and an exclusive high-heat process that fuses both metals to ensure a perfect bond. Other highlights include elegant contours, heat-resistant side and lid handles, and gleaming stainless-steel exteriors for striking beauty in any kitchen. Infuse the quintessential Italian style of cooking and sharing into everyday or special-occasion cooking with Lagostina Opera cookware. Covered by a Lifetime Warranty.


Frequently asked questions

Check the graphics symbols on the package or on the cooker that show the suitable heating sources. In general Lagostina cookers can be used on all types of hobs including induction ones (in which case, only if the cookers are fitted with a magnetic steel base).
We suggest not leaving food in the cooker either before or after cooking, but to transfer into a container before store it in the fridge.
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 or 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 a lot more limited than the classic Lagostina non-stick coating (PTFE), both in terms of performance and durability. We recommend using a greater amount of cooking fat, with stainless steel cookware, and to wash more energetically using a higher dose of liquid detergent. For caked food, we recommend soaking the pan in water and soap, possibly with a little white vinegar. Over time, the ceramic base will stain and the marks will be impossible to remove. This does not affect the cookware's performance and poses no risk to health.
Yes, in the oven, the temperature must not exceed 180 °C, because the Bakelite handles are not able to withstand higher temperatures.

Lagostina cookware with plastic handles or hand-grips are not suited for oven use. In case of silicone handles the temperature must not exceed 210°C.

Refer to the instructions supplied with the pan to identify what items can be used in the oven. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Lagostina cookware must never be used in a microwave or convection oven.
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.
Yes. An excessively high temperature may burn food, causing stains and deforming the pan. Furthermore, excessive overheating may affect its non-stick properties. A medium temperature is more than enough to cook, because aluminium is a very good heat conductor. Lagostina cookware may be used up to 260 °C without suffering any damage, i.e. well beyond the temperature required to cook or fry. Using the cookware in normal cooking conditions therefore does not entail any risks or problems. The pans might only be damaged if they are heated at very high temperatures when empty.
Lagostina cookware allows you to choose whether to cook with or without fat, based on your personal preferences.
According to the range (refer to the instructions shown on the package or attached to the product) it is possible to use most metal utensils, with the exception of knives, forks and whisks. However, it is good practice to always pay attention when using metal utensils. Avoid using sharp utensils and cutting directly in the pan. Pay attention not to prick or puncture the non-stick surface.
The cookware must NEVER be placed in the microwave oven.
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.
All Lagostina cookware can be washed in the dishwasher. However, it is recommended that some ranges with ceramic exteriors or cooking surfaces be hand washed to maintain the original beauty. Dishwasher detergent may dull the cookware's outer coating over time, without affecting its non-stick properties or other performance features.
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 assures long life with 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.
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.
PTFE is characterised by absolute chemical inertia, therefore any ingested splinters from the damaged coating of a non-stick pan are not dangerous.
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.
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 and US 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.
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 because, for more than 20 years, all our cookware are manufactured without using lead or cadmium. More information is available on the packages of all our Lagostina products with non-stick coating.
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.
The quickest way to check whether your cookware is suitable to be used on induction hot plates is to perform the magnet test on the pan. It is extremely simple: if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pan, it is going to work on an induction hot plate!
Yes, your Martellata Hammered Copper cookware will naturally darken with patina over time. Based on your preference, you may choose to either maintain the patina or restore the shiny polish on your pan's exterior. Neither will affect your pan's performance.

To clean and restore the pan's shiny appearance, use a commercial cream copper cleanser, like Wright's Copper Cream, following the manufacturer's instructions. Apply with a clean, wet cloth or sponge, rubbing in a circular motion. Then, rinse in warm water, and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

To clean and maintain the patina, wash the pan in warm, soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge. Then, rinse in warm water, and dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

DO NOT use a powder cleanser, bleach, oven cleaners, steel wool, steel scouring pads, nylon pads, harsh detergents or detergents containing chlorine bleach to clean your pan's exterior. Because copper is a soft metal, these could damage the pan's appearance.
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 Meteorite ceramic 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, lead, and cadmium.
Lagostina's ceramic nonstick surfaces are free of harmful PFOA gases, 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 Lagostina is free of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), lead and cadmium and is harmless.
Lagostina cookware, with the exception of lids with wood accents, is completely dishwasher-safe.

For ceramic cookware, we recommend handwashing to prolong the life and beautiful appearance of your cookware, since some automatic dishwasher detergents contain ingredients that are harsh and corrosive to cookware. 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.
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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.
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Lagostina, an Italian brand with a rich Italian heritage, is part of the Groupe SEB family of brands, the world's leading cookware manufacturer. Lagostina cookware is designed in Europe and produced in company-owned manufacturing sites both in Italy and China. The highest grade materials are selected to produce pans made according to the strictest standards for the environment, our workers, and you. Lagostina maintains its policy of providing consumers with safe, high quality products that are backed by a lifetime guarantee. You can check the packaging of your Lagostina cookware for country of origin.
Yes, metal utensils are safe to use on Lagostina cookware. You can cook with metal, plastic or wood utensils on all of our cookware.

Although Bianca Ceramic cookware is metal-utensil safe, do not use whisks, knives, and other utensils with sharp edges to cut, chop or whip foods. Such use can damage the ceramic nonstick finish and void your lifetime warranty.
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.
A fry pan becomes warped due to the effects of thermal shock, which can occur when a hot or overheated pan comes into contact with cold water or a cold surface. To prevent warping, always let cookware cool down to room temperature before cleaning.
Yes. All of the Lagostina collections are oven safe.
Please note specifcs for each line below:
- Martellata Hammered Stainless, Martellata Hammered Copper, and Axia 3-Ply Stainless, and Axia 3-ply Stainless with Ceramic cookware are oven-safe up to 500°F/ 260°C.
- Linea Patrimonio/Heritage cookware is oven-safe up to 425°F/ 218°C; however, cookware lids with wood accents (Risotto Pot & Minestrone Pot) are not oven-safe.
- Bianca Ceramic cookware is oven-safe up to 425°F/ 218°C.
The long handles are cast stainless steel, which conducts or distributes heat poorly. The shape of the handles and the stainless steel rivets also provide a safe grip and prevent the handle from becoming too hot on the stove top. However, in the oven, handles will get hot. Always keep oven gloves handy to prevent burning your hands.

The short loop handles will get hot on the stovetop and in the oven. The use of oven gloves is recommended for these handles.
If you have never cooked with Lagostina cookware before, you may be surprised by how efficient it is. Start by using a low flame 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 with your palm. 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.
Lagostina stainless steel cookware or cookware with a stainless steel base can be used on all cooktop surfaces including induction, gas, electric, ceramic/glass, and halogen. Other Lagostina cookware without a stainless steel base is compatible with all cooktops, except induction.
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.

For stainless steel cookware, to get rid of stuck-on food, discoloration, and stains from using too high a heat, we recommend using a specialist stainless steel cleaning product called ‘Bar Keeper's Friend'. To use Bar Keeper's Friend, simply use a soft cloth or sponge and water and make into a soupy paste. This can be used on the interior, as well as the exterior of the cookware.
If your water has high iron content, you may notice a rusty discoloration. Use ‘Bar Keeper's Friend' to remove this.

• Axia 3-ply Stainless with Ceramic cookware & Bianca Ceramic cookware
- Your Lagostina cookware is dishwasher safe. To prolong the life and beautiful appearance of your pans, we recommend handwashing since some automatic dishwasher detergents contain ingredients that are harsh and corrosive to cookware.
- Wash with warm water and mild, non-chlorine dishwashing soap after each use.
- 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.

• Martellata Hammered cookware, Axia 3-ply Stainless Steel cookware, and Linea Patrimonio/Heritage cookware
- To hand wash your Martellata cookware, we recommend using a non-abrasive, non-chlorine cleanser. 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.
To remove burned food stains from stainless steel cookware, we recommend Bar Keeper's Friend. To use Bar Keeper's Friend, simply use a soft cloth or sponge and water and make into a paste. This can be used on the interior, as well as the exterior of your stainless steel Lagostina cookware.

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.

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