Vermicular | Quick Start Guide | Oven-Safe Skillet

Quick-Start Guide Oven-Safe Skillet

We’re thrilled for you to begin cooking with the Vermicular Oven-Safe Skillet. The following videos contain helpful tips on how to cook with and care for your skillet, so you can enjoy using it for years to come.

Note: The videos below are applicable to both the Vermicular Frying Pan and Oven-Safe Skillet.

Before you start cooking

Handling the skillet

Here are some important things to keep in mind when using the Oven-Safe Skillet:

  • Always preheat the skillet thoroughly before adding ingredients.
  • Avoid using metal utensils for cooking.
  • The skillet can be used in the oven (up to 570°F) and on all stovetops.

Reference the Care Instructions on page 12 of the enclosed recipe booklet for more information.

Heating tips

The Oven-Safe Skillet’s exceptional heat conductivity allows you to cook delicious meals without the use of high heat. Combined with the heat retention properties of cast iron, high heat levels can potentially be overpowering to delicate ingredients. In fact, using low heat yields the best results even when stir-frying vegetables or searing proteins, because the skillet distributes heat evenly and rapidly, even at lower temperatures.

Tip 1: Thoroughly preheat the skillet before adding ingredients.

  1. Preheat over medium-high heat for about 90 seconds (60 seconds with induction cooktops).
  2. Add in oil and swirl to coat evenly.
  3. Allow smoke to rise from the skillet’s entire surface. (Adequate preheating is achieved only after smoke has risen from the entire surface. It is important not to rush this step.)
  4. Adjust heat level and start cooking.

Tip 2: Turn off heat when adding ingredients that tend to stick.

Some ingredients, like eggs or flour, tend to stick more than others. When cooking with these ingredients, an additional step to turn off the heat will further equalize heat across the skillet's surface and minimize sticking.

  1. Follow steps 1–3 from above.
  2. Turn off the heat and let the smoke clear, about 10–30 seconds.
  3. Once the smoke clears, add ingredients while the heat is still off. Wait for 10–30 seconds.
  4. Turn the heat back on and cook over low or very low heat.

Reference the Stovetop Heating Guide on page 14 and the Oven Heating Guide on page 16 of the enclosed recipe booklet for more information.

Cleaning your skillet

The skillet is dishwasher-safe. Make sure the skillet is not in contact with other kitchenware to avoid damage upon potential impact. Do not use a detergent that contains abrasives and bleaches.

When handwashing, always clean with mild dish soap and a soft sponge. Never scrub with force or with abrasive cleaners to avoid damaging the enamel coating.

Soaking the handle for extended periods may damage the skillet or cause water to seep in between the joint and handle. Wipe wet spots with a dry cloth immediately after washing.

Reference the cleaning guide on page 17 of the enclosed recipe booklet for more information.


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Digital Recipe Booklet

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Recipes

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