27 November 2010
I love these pans and wish Lakeland would stock a larger range of them. The seasoning instructions from Mermaid's website are as follows: QUOTE Seasoning a pan will help to start the 'patina' which develops a 'non stick' quality to the surface of the pan. To do this, put a generous layer of inexpensive cooking oil in the base of the tray or dish. Place in a hot oven (approx 200?C) for about 10 - 15 minutes and then allow to cool. Remove from the oven and dispose of the oil carefully. The bakeware should then be hand washed in warm soapy water, rinsed and dried. It is then ready to use - the more the product is used, the more 'non stick' the surface will become. UNQUOTE Also below is what Mermaid says on their website about 'nicks' in the pans: QUOTE These are contact points that hold the pan during the electrochemical process. It is an intrinsic part of the manufacturing process and will not affect the performance of the bakeware in any way. UNQUOTE I have had so many pans in the past that have warped, but these do not.
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