Cooking With RACO

Can my RACO cookware go in the oven?

For maximum oven safe temperature for the range you have purchased, please see the use & care instructions that came with your product or visit the range page on this website for more information.

  • It is important to select the right size cookware for the cooking task and the right size burner to suit the cookware you are using. Ensure cookware is stable on the cooktop surface or trivet to prevent tipping.
  • Continuous high heat and/or overheating may shorten the life of cookware, cause discolouration and damage nonstick surfaces. For optimum results start the cooking process on high for 1 to 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to low to medium as this will spread the heat evenly, eliminating hot spots which may burn food.
  • Position cookware so that handles are not over other hot burners and do not allow handles to extend beyond the edge of the cooktop, as these may be in easy reach of children or enable the cookware to be knocked off the cooktop.
  • Do not make a double boiler out of cookware that are not designed for this purpose.


Is RACO cookware suitable for induction?

Please refer to packaging for stove/cooktop suitability of your cookware or visit the range page on this website for more information. Many ranges of RACO cookware are suitable for use on all stovetops, including induction.


Can I use metal utensils with RACO?

While RACO nonstick is very durable, wooden or heat resistant nylon cooking utensils are recommended to prevent scratches. 


How do you brown or sear food on medium heat?

To brown food, preheat the pan for 1 to 2 minutes on medium to high, then reduce the heat to low to medium as this will spread the heat evenly.  Add the food to the heated pan, just before reducing the temperature.


Which oil would I use if I would like to flavour my cooking?

Oil is not needed when using nonstick cookware. However, if you prefer to use oil for flavour, olive or peanut oil is recommended as heavy vegetable oils may leave a residue which may impair the nonstick release system. Allowing your pan to heat up for a few minutes before adding food, and putting oil on the food rather than directly into the pan will help in keeping your pan oil free.

Do not use oil sprays on nonstick cookware as the ultra-thin layer of oil will quickly burn onto the nonstick surface when the cookware is heated. Over a period, the use of oil sprays results in an invisible build up which will impair the nonstick release system.

Use low heat when heating up oils, as oils can quickly overheat and cause a fire.


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