In general, good knives, such as Lagostina ones, maintain their cutting ability and sharpness for a long time. However, even if treated with care, after a certain number of uses the blade cutting edge must be restored. In this case, we recommend using a sharpener suited to the type of knife (depending on whether the blade is serrated or smooth) and use it to sharpen the cutting edge.
To make higher quality cutlery, 18/10 steel is normally used (18 parts chrome and 10 parts nickel).
For its cutlery, Lagostina only uses 18/10 steel.
A special remark should be made concerning knives: steel quality is essential to obtain maximum knife blade effectiveness and durability, so the steel should be hard enough to maintain sharpness over time, at the same time as being flexible enough not to break. The material normally used is hardened chrome steel with high carbon content (AISI 420): stainless steel which contains 13/14 chrome parts and no nickel part, whose potential can be developed and increased thanks to an appropriate and skilful production cycle and heat treatment.
It generally reaches 220 kPa.
Only use soft cloths to clean it. Do not use scouring pads or abrasive detergents. Lagostina cutlery can be washed in the dishwasher. To prevent the formation of stains, the washing cycle must be followed immediately by the drying cycle. Should any stains form, just remove them with a damp cloth. Specific products for steel may be used, like Lagostina's “Polvere di Stelle”.
Do not leave the cutlery in contact with particles of food that might stain it or corrode it. Carefully rinse and dry it after every use.
The products must be intended for the only purpose for which they have been specifically designed. The manufacturer cannot be deemed liable for damage caused by misuse.
The choice of materials, starting from the aluminium alloys, made in accordance with international standards EN601 and EN602, and the silicone gasket (easier to clean and more durable), guarantees the best hygienic quality of the product in compliance with the strictest European food standards.
To clean it, wash it with a soft sponge and some detergent. Do not wash it in the dishwasher.
The safety valve fitted on the coffee maker boiler prevents pressure from increasing uncontrollably in the event the discharge channels of the coffee mixture should be clogged.
There is currently much confusion regarding non-stick coatings, especially concerning PFOA. Lagostina non-stick coatings are made in PTFE, the abbreviation of the scientific name polytetrafluoroethylene. This material has been acknowledged as innocuous by the European and US public health authorities. PFOA and PTFE are two completely different elements. In short, Lagostina cookware with non-stick coating is produced in PTFE and contains no PFOA.
Lagostina and Groupe SEB are able to provide the results of every regular check, certifying the absence of PFOA. Furthermore, for more than 20 years Groupe SEB has been committed to not using lead or cadmium in its cookware as a total safety guarantee on its products. More details on the commitment made are available in the Eco information from Groupe SEB.
The quickest way to check whether your cookware is suitable to be used on induction hot plates is to perform the magnet test on the pan. It is extremely simple: if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pan, it is going to work on an induction hot plate!