About IWACHU - How to use Frying pan
What is an IWACHU cast Iron Teapot?
Your Iron Kitchen ™ IWACHU ™ cast-iron teapot is handmade by some of Japan’s finestcraftsmen. The IWACHU firm from Morioka in the Tohoku region in Northern Japan has been the largest producer of cast iron teapots and kitchenware in Japan for more than 100 years.
IWACHU products are renowned throughout the world for their beauty and craftsmanship. IWACHU combines traditional skills and modern technology to produce of unique quality, style and beauty that will grace your home for years to come.
All IWACHU teapots displays the IWACHU trademark as a guarantee of their superior quality. When you buy your teapot, make sure that this trademark is present.
How to use IWACHU ™ Cast Iron Frying Pan
Important information, please read before using your new Iron Kitchen IWACHU frying pan
Before you use your new Iron Kitchen IWACHU frying pan for the first time
Rinse the pan well. Then heat on the hob to dry completely. Once the pan is dry, add a small amount of oil (teaspoon or short spray) and heat over a medium heat for a minute. Turn off hob and leave oil to cool. Once cooled, pour off any excess oil and, using kitchen paper, wipe the remainder around the surface and outside of pan to coat it.
Cooking with your new Iron Kitchen IWACHU frying pan
Heat the pan on a medium heat. Add a small amount of oil and give the oil a few minutes to heat up before adding food.
Cleaning your new Iron Kitchen IWACHU frying pan
Once the pan is cool, rinse well with warm water. If food is stuck or burnt onto the pan, soak in hot water for a few moments and it will come off. You do not need to use washing up liquid. After washing, wipe completely with a towel or kitchen paper – ensure the pan is entirely dry.
Storing your new Iron Kitchen IWACHU frying pan
Rub a very light layer of cooking oil on the surface and outside of the pan to coat. Hang or store in a dry place.
Important safety information – Please read before using pan
Do not touch the handle directly as it will heat up during cooking. Place a towel, handle mitt or cloth round the panhandle to avoid burning your hand.
Do not place the pan directly into cold water after cooking as the pan could crack.
Do not drop because the pan could crack.
Do not use metallic spatulas for cooking or metal scourers for cleaning since there is a risk of scratching the surface.
Do not put in a dishwasher or leave on a dryer rack (wipe with kitchen paper or a cloth).
If you cook with an electric hob or with induction heating, increase the heat gradually from low to medium.
The unique gifts of Iron Kitchen’s cast iron cookware
Great for lefties and righties
Cast iron pans have pouring spouts on both sides. This makes it equally easy for right-handed or left-handed people when it comes to transferring food to your plate.
Better heat distribution
Cast iron pans are unique in their ability to distribute heat evenly. Properties within the iron mean they are highly compatible with oil. This means that the oil is heated equally and also prevents food from sticking.
The healthy properties of cooking with iron
Our brand new cast iron frying pans may help those with an iron deficiency.
Iron is an essential mineral. And despite healthier diets and lifestyles, iron deficiency is still the most common nutritional disorder in the world, according to the World Health Organisation and the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The deficiency can lead to anaemia, whose symptoms include fatigue and irritability.
However, a number of studies have found that using iron utensils can increase the iron content in the body. Foods cooked in iron pots or pans (excluding enamelled ones) contain far more iron than those made in aluminium or stainless steel pots.
A study by the American Dietetic Association found that cooking with cast iron can increase the iron content in food, while a report in the medical journal The Lancet stated that children fed food from iron pots had lower rates of anaemia and better growth than children whose food was cooked in aluminium pots.
Obviously those suffering from such a deficiency should seek medical attention, however, the health benefits of iron cookware may give you just one more reason to buy an Iron Kitchen cast iron frying pan.