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FAQ Protect

Please read these instructions carefully prior to using a COOKINA product for this purpose. Improper placement or use of our products may cause permanent damage to your oven.

Protect your apparels from spills and make cleaning time easier!

  • Put a protective layer either on the rack or the bottom of your some appliances to catch all spills

  • Keep you microwave, toaster, gas, convection or electric oven clean

Use

  • Place the sheet on the bottom rack or the one you are using for maximum effectiveness
  • Cut it a bit shorter than the rack's size to prevent blocking heat
  • Place under the element's support only with classic oven with a visible heating element.  Otherwise, on the rack.
  • Remove before using auto clean and use high broil for short periods 

 Suitable products :

COOKINA GARD - COOKINA barbecue - COOKINA club - COOKINA cuisine

General

What is the proper placement of COOKINA GARD?

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For electric ovens with no visible heating element on the bottom of the oven?
Place on the bottom wire rack of the oven – not on the bottom surface of the oven. To ensure heat circulation, trim the product to fit within the wire rack. Rack should be at least five inches from the bottom of the oven. You may place baking dishes and pans directly on the product.

For electric ovens with a visible heating element on the bottom of the oven?
Place on the bottom of the oven but keep it at least an inch below all parts of the element.

For gas ovens?
Place on the bottom wire rack of the oven – not on the bottom surface of the oven. Do not cover or block any holes inside the oven. To ensure heat circulation, trim the product to fit within the wire rack. Rack should be at least five inches from the bottom of the oven. You may place baking dishes and pans directly on the product.

Are COOKINA products cheaper than aluminum foil, parchment or wax paper?

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Yes, our non-stick products are much cheaper than using aluminum foil,parchment and wax paper because our products are reusable. If your COOKINAdiscolors over time, don’t worry, most non-stick products experience discoloration with regular use from food staining or exposure to heat.

How will I know when it’s time to replace my COOKINA?

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When food starts to stick, it’s time to buy another COOKINA.

Can I use both sides of COOKINA?

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Yes, all COOKINA products are coated on both sides with non-stick material.

Using with...

Can I use COOKINA GARD with aluminum foil?

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No, it is not recommended to do so.

Should I use the COOKINA GARD during the oven’s selfcleaning mode with product in oven?

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No, remove product first.

Can COOKINA be used in a fan oven?

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Yes, it is a heavy-duty grade product that can be cut to the size of your oven and will not flap/fly away in a fan oven. If your heating element is under the bottom/sole plate of your oven then you should use COOKINA on the bottom removable shelf. This will then allow the heating element to work correctly. Do not allow COOKINA to come into contact with either the gas flame or electric heating element.

Can I use COOKINA in a microwave?

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Yes, place it either under or over whatever you are cooking in a microwave. It can even protect the bottom of your microwave.

Cutting

Can I use my COOKINA as a cutting surface?

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No. Using sharp utensils will damage the product and could cut it.

Can I cut COOKINA?

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Yes, you can cut our products with scissors and customize it to your needs.

Easy maintenance

How to clean your COOKINA?

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Cleaning it by hand in soapy water is enough. Your COOKINA must not be cleaned with scouring powders. For better results soak your COOKINA before washing and use the scour pad included.

Use and care instructions

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Before using for the first time, wash your COOKINA with warm soapy water to remove dust. Let your COOKINA cool before cleaning. Wash your COOKINAin warm soapy water. Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaning powders. Dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.

High temperature

Can COOKINA be damaged by high temperatures?

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Yes. A high temperature can burn food, producing stains and causing your COOKINA to warp. In addition, overheating may result in a loss of non-stick performance. Use only low to medium heat with your COOKINA at all times. A moderate temperature is sufficient for cooking. COOKINA can be used without being damaged up to a temperature of approximately 550ºf (288ºc).

If COOKINA is accidentally overheated, are there hazardous fumes?

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Any material heated high enough will give off fumes. You should never allow your COOKINA to overheat. Fumes from overheated non-stick cookware, like your COOKINA do not adversely affect humans or household pets with the exception of birds. Since birds have particularly sensitive respiratory systems, they are susceptible to fumes in general. At high temperatures above 550ºf (288ºc), in case of overheating of your COOKINA, the decomposition of PTFE may create gases that could be harmful for birds.

Up to what temperature can I heat COOKINA?

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You can heat COOKINA without damaging it up to 288ºc (550ºf).

PTFE

What is your COOKINA made of?

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It’s a composite fluoro polymer plastic combining two extremely high-grade compounds coated and encapsulated around a fabric carcass,  resulting in a tough, economical, flexible cooking sheet. The basic chemical component is PTFE.

What is PTFE?

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PTFE is chemically inert and non-toxic, although at a temperature of above 288ºc (550ºf) its quality begins to deteriorate and above 350ºc (662ºf) it will begin to evaporate. By way of comparison, butter and other fats used to bake and roast begin to scorch and smoke above 200ºc (392ºf). As a rule to prevent burning, meat should not be heated to more than 288ºc (550ºf). Cooking utensils placed empty on a heated cooking plate can reach temperatures of over 350ºc (662ºf). Pfte was approved to be used in cooking utensils. The research showed that any harm from vapors originating from the excessive heating of an empty pan is less than that of common oils and fats. In our daily life, PTFE is everywhere. In anti-wrinkle creams and treatments, camping equipment and outdoor clothing, carpets and rugs, clothing, dental floss, electrical insulation, fast food containers, furniture, GARDening equipment, hair dryers, house paint, kitchen utensils, light bulbs, luggage, medicine containers, microwave popcorn bags, leashes and collars, prosthetic devices and reconstructive surgery— to name a few.

Is PTFE recognized as a harmless substance?

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Competent health authorities in the USA, Canada, France, Japan and other countries have approved the use of PTFE on cookware like your COOKINA. PTFE is actually an inert substance that does not react chemically on contact with food, water or detergents. It is widely used in the medical field.

PFOA

What is “PFOA”?

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“PFOA” means perfluorooctanoic acid and is an agent used in the manufacturing of some PTFE.

Do COOKINA products have “PFOA” in its “PTFE”?

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No!!! There is no PFOA that can be found on any COOKINA product.

Safety

Can PTFE damage my health?

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No, trust in the safety of PTFE coated products is based on over 40 years of laboratory tests. What’s more, the cooking sheets have been used worldwide without problems for many years, both in industrial and domestic applications.

Is PTFE safe to use?

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This product is fda approved and has been used in commercial applications for more than 40 years. This type of material has been used by every fast food restaurant, bread producer and numerous other commercial food producers since the early 1960s.

Is it dangerous to accidentally eat a piece of the non-stick coating from my COOKINA?

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The coating is designed not to flake in normal use. If COOKINA is treated poorly and a particle of coating is inadvertently swallowed, there is no danger. The particles are not toxic (PTFE is harmless to your health). They will be passed without being absorbed, like any fibre. PTFE is a neutral material also emplemented in the human body invarious surgeries.

Are there any further health concerns to be observed when cooking with COOKINA?

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No! As long as you handle your COOKINA with care:
– do not overheat it
– keep your COOKINA out of the flames and below 288ºc (550ºf)
– place in the oven appropriately, following instructions.

Warranty

Does my COOKINA last a long time?

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If treated with care, it will last a long time. Even if it’s scratched accidentally with a metal utensil, it won’t be damaged or flake. Scratches do affect its non-stick performance.

Does discoloration of COOKINA GARD affect its performance?

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No, it doesn’t but when product becomes hard to clean or starts to stick, it’s time to change it.

What does the COOKINA warranty cover?

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COOKINA is guaranteed against faulty workmanship or materials. This warranty does not include damage due to misuse and improper care. Stains, discoloration and scratches are not covered by this warranty. For more info call us at 1-877-9cookina (266546).

Where to find?

I can’t find COOKINA products where I live. How can I buy them?

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Send us an e-mail specifying your address, and you will be contacted either by one of our distributors or directly by us. Or go to our store locator and enter your zip code for a list of retailers close to you. We recommend that you contact the retailer before visiting the store in order to confirm the availability of the product your are looking for.

Care and use

Care & use

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Wash thoroughly with water before first use
Wipe clean with a damp cloth or wash in warm soapy water
Do not use scouring agents
Do not fold or crease
Easily cuts to size
Can be used on both sides

Warning

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Not for commercial use

Do not place in direct contact with flames, burners or heating elements

Do not use above 550ºf (288ºc)

Remove before using the self-cleaning feature on your oven

For electric ovens with no visible element:
– place on the lower rack (not on the bottom surface of the oven)

For electric ovens with a visible element:
– place under the element

For gas ovens:
– place on the lower rack and do not cover or block open holes inside oven

If in doubt, please consult your oven manufacturer.

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