Le Creuset TNS Saucepan 16cm
Practical and versatile, our Toughened Non-Stick Saucepans with Lid are perfect for everyday use from cooking vegetables, rice or pasta to homemade sauces and soups. The heat-resistant glass lid helps to retain moisture and flavour, while the secure stainless steel handles ensure the pans are easy to lift even when full.
Our Toughened Non-Stick cookware is perfect for everyday use, even in the most demanding kitchen. The reinforced non-stick surface is tough, durable and is PFOA-free. Truly versatile, our Toughened Non Stick cookware offers excellent food release so is very easy to clean. The range is suitable for all heat sources including induction, is oven and dishwasher safe and comes with a reassuring Lifetime
Cooking with Toughened Non-Stick
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick pans are manufactured from premium materials that will provide the best in durability and cooking performance. Each pan is made from heavy gauge, forged aluminium that has been specially treated to provide a strong, toughened finish that will withstand the demands of everyday use. Each pan spreads heat evenly and efficiently, so there are no hot spots in your cooking. The specially constructed base incorporates a magnetic, stainless steel disc that provides extra strength and stability to the pan and makes it suitable for use on ALL HEAT SOURCES including the latest induction hobs. Both the interior and exterior of each pan are finished with one of the most modern, PFOA-free, toughened non-stick finishes available providing superb release of food and easy cleaning – every day. It is an ideal surface for healthier cooking with very little oil or fat.. Optional heat-resistant glass lids are available to buy separately. Handles are secured with stainless steel rivets.
Before first use
Remove all packaging and labels, wash pans in hot soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Condition the interior non-stick cooking surface. DO NOT condition the black exterior sidewall. Rub a film of vegetable or corn oil over the entire surface using a pad of kitchen paper towels. Rinse the pan with hot water, dry thoroughly. The pan is now ready for use. Occasional re-conditioning after this will help protect the surface and promote longer life.
Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick pans are completely multifunctional for use on any hob, under any domestic grill, or in any domestic conventional or fan assisted oven (not suitable for use in microwave ovens). Always match the pan base size to the hob heat zone it is to be used on. Gas flames must always be confined to the base area and NEVER extend up and around the sidewalls of the pan. On any glass topped hob always lift the pan on and off, or across the surface. Never slide the pan as this may cause damage to the pan base as well as to the glass. Use MEDIUM and LOW heat settings for the majority of cooking on all heat sources, allowing the pan to heat gradually and evenly. For those times when searing of meat, poultry or fish is required a medium to higher heat can be used initially, but once the pan is hot and the food added, the heat should be lowered. The pan should NEVER be used on a maximum or high heat setting either for pre-heating or cooking as the excessive surface temperatures will damage the non-stick cooking surface.
Induction Hob Cooking
Always match the diameter of the stainless steel disc in the base of pan to the induction hob cooking zone. Using a pan with a small stainless steel disc on too large a cooking zone may result in a weaker magnetic field being created and reduced heat output. In some cases the hob may not “recognise” the pan and no heat will be generated. DO NOT use the boost function for longer than is required to bring the pan’s contents to a boil. The boost function should only be used for rapid heating of large quantities of water e.g. for boiling pasta or vegetables. During cooking, you may notice some slight noise being generated in the pan by the induction hob. This will not damage the pan or affect cooking performance.
Toughened Non-Stick Glass Lids
Add another dimension to your cooking with your Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick pan by using a Le Creuset heat-resistant glass lid – available separately. The see-through glass lid allows you to check the recipe without disturbing the cooking progress or temperature. It retains moisture and flavour and also acts as a self-baster, or converts the pan to one for poaching, braising or casseroling. The lids are oven-safe up to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7.