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Maintenance and use of Stark

Keep your STARK pan strong and learn how to maintain this pure, uncoated pan properly. Due to the use of cast iron as a pure material, this pan has a natural coating. How do you ensure that you can enjoy this pan for extra long? Get started with your STARK pan! 

Maintenance and use of Stark

Get started with your Stark pan! 

Before you start cooking in your STARK pan, first clean it with warm soapy water and a soft sponge. Make sure the pan is thoroughly dry after washing, preferably with household paper or a towel. Cast iron pans should always be well dried to prevent corrosion. 


Tips for using the Stark pan

  • Avoid prolonged preheating of the pan without any fat or ingredients.


  • Start at a low to medium temperature and avoid the boost function on the induction hob. 


  • Pay attention to the diameter of the hob and make sure it is not larger than that of the bottom of your pan. 


  • Initially cook with enough fat to create a natural non-stick coating. More fat use leads to faster formation of patina. 


  • Avoid cooking acidic ingredients such as tomatoes, as these can damage the patina. After many uses and when a thick patina has formed on the pan, you can certainly occasionally fry with acidic ingredients and tomatoes. 


  • Cook with enough fat at the beginning for a natural non-stick coating. 
stark induction

Maintaining a pure cast iron roasting pan and creating a natural non-stick coating requires some care and attention, and we are happy to provide you with some information about it. 

stark bbq

Maintaining a pure cast iron pan 

  • Regular use ensures that you can maintain the non-stick coating, the STARK pan improves with each use. The fats cause the patina to become darker and the natural non-stick coating thus improves continuously. 


  • To clean the pan, use warm water and a soft sponge. Use of a small amount of dish soap is allowed. 


  • Dry the pan extra well with a towel. 


  • If you are storing the pan for a long time, it is recommended to grease it with a layer of oil. This prevents rust formation and prepares the pan for next use. 


  • If rust appears, wash it off gently and repeat the seasoning process. 


  • For an optimal natural non-stick coating, you can perform the seasoning process yourself regularly. This is crucial if you have not used the pan for a long time. 

Seasoning process of cast iron pans

Cast iron pans need to be seasoned to maintain their natural non-stick patina. The Stark pan has already been pre-seasoned at the factory, but it's always good to repeat the process in case of corrosion or if the pan is not non-stick enough for your liking. If you decide to do it again, follow these simple steps.

  • Wash the pan with warm water and dry it thoroughly. 
  • Cover the entire pan (inside and outside) with a small amount of vegetable oil using a cloth. 
  • Preheat your oven to 220°C, place the pan with the bottom side down on the top rack for 50 minutes, and let it cool in the oven. 
  • Rinse the pan under lukewarm water and dry it completely on the stove. 

With regular use and careful maintenance, your cast iron pan will develop a durable, natural non-stick coating that improves cooking performance. Stark pans are designed for durable use and made to be passed on to our future generations. 

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