Hawkins Futura’s nonstick fry pan is made with a patented process by which the high-quality nonstick coating is fixed onto a hard-anodized surface. This makes it the most durable pan, it comes in different sizes for all types of needs.
Flat bottom pans with stay-cooled handles and the bottom and outer sides are hard anodized so that they will not tarnish, pit, or corrode and stay new for years.
Hawkins nonstick frypan sizes are: 22cm, 26cm (rounded sides), 30cm diameter. They come with stainless steel or heat-proof glass lids.
How to Use Hawkins Futura Nonstick Frying Pan?
Instructions are very easy and simple, just follow these steps.
1.Wash Before Use – Remove sticker/ label and remove any adhesive with baby or vegetable oil. Before using the Hawkins nonstick pan for the first time, wash in hot water with a mild soap or detergent, rinse in clear water, and dry. Do not wash in the dishwasher.
2. Seasoning – It is not necessary to season the pan but if you are planning to cook food that tends to stick such as fried eggs without any oil or butter for the first use or before you have a cooker with il in the pan, the seasoning will assist the release of the food.
3. Suitable Heat Source – High temperature will shorten the life of the nonstick and may destroy it. Use pan only on domestic gas, electric or halogen stoves in which temperature can be regulated to low and medium heat.
4. Limit Preheating of Pan – Some foods preheating of the pan, foods such as pancakes, besan poor and uttapam, require the pan to be at a certain temperature you cook the first batch.
5. Maximum Preheating time – For 22 cm pan: 3 minutes, For 26 & 30 cm Pan: 4 minutes
6. Avoid Scratching, damage, or breakage – Always use a wooden spatula, heat-resistant nylon, plastic, or rubber spatula. Do not cut or scrape with metal objects or knives. If you are using a metal spatula, try to use parallel to the pan to avoid digging into the coating. Do not leave plastic, nylon, or rubber utensils in the pan while it is hot.
After use, faint scratches or marks may appear on the nonstick coating. These are marks of normal wear and do not affect the performance of the coating. Even if some coating is scraped off, the pan is still safe to use. The coating is non-toxic and inherits, if accidentally ingested, it passes through the body harmlessly.
Easy Tips for Better Cooking with Hawkins Futura Nonstick Frying Pan
- Certain recipes specify “medium-heat” or “medium-low” setting. By “medium-heat” we mean a setting between medium and high. By “medium-low” mean a setting between medium and low.
- Adding a little oil or butter to the pan may enhance the color, taste and texture of many food.
- Eggs and batters should be at room temperature before frying.
- Do not heat oil till smoky. It damages the oil and will burn the food.
- The nonstick coating of the pan retards browning somewhat in certain foods. For browner results, try cooking slightly longer. Do not use high heat.
- For crispy or light crust on food such as aloo tikki, fried fish, adjust heat so that food bubbles and sizzles gently as it cooks in the oil.
- When frying delicate foods such as pancakes, uttapam, fish, the food should be turned once, when the first side is browned to the desired degree, turn, and brown the other side.
- Some recipes require the use of a lid on the pan while cooking. Use heat-proof glass lid, or steel lid for that.
How to clean Hawkins Futura Nonstick Frying Pan
Wash after every use – Take care to protect your hand from the hot pan with sufficient paper or cloth. Wipe off residual oil with a paper napkin or muslin cloth from a hot pan immediately after cooking. Doing so makes cleaning very much easier.
Always wash all surfaces of pan and lid thoroughly after every use in hot water with a mild soap or detergent and a dishcloth or sponge. Do not wash a pan in a dishwasher.
For stubborn spots on the nonstick surface, soak the pan in hot water for about 10 minutes and rub with a non-abrasive plastic scrubber – never use steel wool, coarse or metallic pads, or abrasive detergent.
Metallic Marks – Most often from gas stove pan supports – may appear on the hard anodized base. To remove metallic marks from the base, apply a kitchen cleanser, such as vim to the marks and rub with an abrasive kitchen scrubber, such as Scotch Brite or fine steel wool.
Avoid “Baked-On” Food/Stains – If the pan is not cleaned thoroughly, a thin layer of food or grease may remain. When the pan is heated next, this food/grease becomes ‘baked-on” and very difficult to remove. “Baked-On” food and the stains from “Baked-On” food may be impossible to remove without damaging the pan.
If you get “Baked-On” food/stains, you may try the following methods.
- On the Hard Anodized – Make a thick paste of cleaning powder such as vim and apply it to the baked-on food/stain. Wait for 5-10 minutes, scour with steel wool using circular motion and wash.
- On the Nonstock – Make a thick paste of cleaning powder such as vim and apply it to the baked-on food/stain. Wait for 5-10 minutes, scour with plastic scrubber using circular motion and wash.