- Can the Carl Victor products be used without any pre-treating?
All Carl Victor products are preseasoned in vegetable oilready and therefore ready for immediate use.
- Can Carl Victor’s products be used on an induction stove?
YES! All Carl Victor’s cookware are optimal for use on induction (except for the outdoor products). As cast iron is a very magnetic material.
- Does Carl Victor’s products work on all types of stoves?
YES! All Carl Victor’s cookware works on all types of stoves.
They even work on open fire (NOTE! except for the pans with wooden handles).
- Why is it that Carl Victor’s cast iron products are so good?
Carl Victor cast iron products conduct and retain heat both evenly and well, which also results in a very energy saving cooking.
- Is it healthy to use seasoned cast iron?
All Carl Victor’s cast iron products are made without any added chemicals or other toxic substances.
- Why is seasoned cast iron better than coated cookware with “non-stick” material?
Carl Victor’s cast iron products contain no chemicals that you can scratch off while cooking.
- If the cast iron has become rusty – What do I do?
Rust stains are removed with steel wool (if difficult infested with steel brush).
Grease the pan with plenty of vegetableoil. Place the pan in the oven at 175 ° -200 ° C for 15-30 minutes or until the oil has dried up. When the it has cooled down – wipe of remaining oil with paper towels.
NOTE! Do not put pans with wooden handles in oven. These are instead to be put on the stove. Put stove on medium heat and let pan stand for 10-15 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the pan remain on the stove until completely cold. Do not overheat the pan. Remember to have good ventilation – this procedure can create strong odors.
- The food sticks in my pan/casserole – why and what can I do?
All Carl Victor’s products are made of pure cast iron and seasoned in vegetable oil. There is nothing in these subjects that makes food burn or stick, unless the temperature is not too high or if you do not use grease, not intended for cooking. Some fats and oils are not intended to cook in, such as some margarines.
The right frying temperature (regardless of vessel) is between +180 °- 200C °.
A common reason may be that the vessel is washed with soap, which dries out the vessel, and should then be reseasoned.
- Everything becomes black, why?
If so, it can be the seasoningl that has dissolved from the container, and thus there is no protection left.
Whatever the problem is easily fixed – Boil out the vessel with water. Pour out the water and let the container dry, for instance on the stoves after-heat.
Then follow the above instructions on question 7.
- What kind of coating is used on the Carl Victor products?
All Carl Victor’s products are seasoned in vegetable oil. Carl Victor does not use any chemicals or other toxic substances for the coating.
- My pan/casserole does not have a flat bottom?
All the Carl Victor cookware is supposed to have concave bottoms. Is it not concave, it will be rounded by heating, which means that it will wiggle on the stove.
- Can the Carl Victor products be used in the oven?
YES! All Carl Victor’s cast iron products will work in the oven (NOTE! except for the pans with wooden handles).
- Can the glas lids be used in the oven?
YES! All Carl Victor glass lids withstand oven heat up to 230C°, and the cast iron lids maximum heat in oven.
- Can I store food in cast iron pans/casseroles?
It is not recommended to store food too long in a cast iron vessel. All vessels, regardless of materials, which are designed for cooking in is unsuitable for use as storage containers. If stored long enough the cast iron often begin to rust.
- What tools can be used in cast iron cookware?
In Carl Victor’s cast iron cookware all kinds of tools can be used. However, one should be wary of gear in plastic, they may melt at high heat.
- From what material are the lid knobs made of?
All knobs on the Carl Victors products are made of pure seasoned cast iron.
- W and S what is the difference?
The W in the product name stands for Wooden handle.
The S in the product name stands for Stainless steel handle.
- G and I what is the difference?
The G in the product name stands for Glass lid.
The I in the product name stands for Cast Iron lid.