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Care & Use

Before First Use:

  • Remove all labels and wash in warm, soapy water with nonabrasive sponge or cloth to remove any manufacturing residue on new cookware. Rinse and dry.
  • Washing in an automated dishwasher will destroy the surface of your pan and will void all warranties.
  • No pre-seasoning is necessary. Wipe the inside with a small amount of oil (canola oil preferred) before first use. Remove any excess with a paper towel. Do not heat without food in the pan over 300° F.

Using your Cookware:

Performance cookware cooks hotter and faster than normal, saving time and energy.

  • ManPans are safe up to 700° F. Never heat an empty pan to this temperature.
  • Use a lower heat setting than you normally would. Our pans cook hot so start with a fourth the normal setting when learning to cook with ManPans.
  • Minimal oiling may be necessary, however, each recipe has specific requirements for desired results. A small amount of canola oil or spray helps avoid sticking. Wipe off excess oil with a paper towel. If your recipe calls for olive oil or butter, brush the canola oil on the pan first and then apply the flavor oil to the food.
  • Metal utensil safe. Although nylon, bamboo or wood utensils are fine, metal whisks, spatulas and other non-sharp metal utensils may be used without damage. In fact, we recommend a metal spatula when using our fry pan and saute pans.
  • Do not use sharp instruments or appliances such as electric mixers to cut or chop against the pan. Immersion blenders can be used.
  • Safe for oven and broiler use. Handles will become hot in oven so use pot holders when handling. Oven safe to 550° F.
  • Glass Lids are oven safe to 400° F. Handle top sometimes gets loose with first use and is easily tightened with a Phillips screw driver.


Do not wash in dishwasher! We recommend hand washing only, avoiding the caustic chemicals present in dishwashers.

  • Normal soiling: Hand wash in warm, soapy water with nonabrasive sponge or cloth.
  • For slight sticking: Soak in hot soapy water for 15 to 30 minutes and scour with a brush or Scotch-Bright blue or other non-metallic pad.
  • For deeper cleaning and to remove stains: Soak in hot soapy water for 10 minutes. Pour out water, rinse and dry. Pour about a quarter cup of coarse salt into the dry pan and rub vigorously with a wash cloth or towel until smooth. Wash off excess salt and dry.
  • Prior to next use: Wipe inside with a small amount of oil (canola oil preferred).

Lifetime Warranty*

“My family’s good name stands behind the quality of every one of our products and I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. I will repair or replace any piece of ManPans cookware that is found to be defective in materials or workmanship for as long as you own it.”

Washing in a dishwasher will destroy the surface of your pan and void the Warranty. Food sticking to the pan is not a covered by the Warranty. If through use and or abuse the coating fails to release after applying oil, you may return it for recoating for $29.95 plus shipping and handling cost.

30 Day Unconditional Guarantee*

“I believe that these are the best pans you can buy and that they can last for a lifetime of great cooking. If after 30 days you do not agree, for any reason, I will buy them back.”

John L. Crow
Founder, President, Senior Engineer: ManPans

* Under normal home use and following care & use instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse or washing in dishwasher. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are part of normal use.

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