Most people will make a natural assumption that all cookware can be used over open heat. If they had consulted the product information that came with the cookware set, the manufacturers might have alerted cookware owners that certain parts would not be suitable for use in an oven. Product guides found through internet searches might have provided more information on product use and other alerts from owners of the same type of cookware that state the cookware is also not considered safe to use in a microwave ovens.
When this cookware style is sold brand new, many retailers will fail to guide customers on the proper methods of using cookware and are surprised when the customer returns it to the store. Customers gain a lot of information about cookware from store demonstrators that are marketing a certain brand name of cookware for a short while. Bargain shoppers cannot expect to find product guides for cookware that has been gently used because the product information has been removed by that time and only the cookware remains.
The product guides for cookware are very useful in preventing accidents in the kitchen. Some cooks assume that cookware with locking lids will prevent spills and are dumbfounded when burns occur. The person would find a paper guide very useful after bringing the cookware home because product demonstrations are very brief and it is hard for some cooks to retain such intricate information about cookware safety features. The product guide would have provided a pictorial view of the cookware and the correct sequence to use when securing locking devices.
Some people love the cookware sets they have purchased but are astonished to find that the outer surface of the cookware has become dull and dingy. Many product guides will provide a varying assortment of cleaning options that will ensure that the stainless steel or aluminum metals retain luster for many years. Some product guides might recommend a certain type or brand of cleanser to be used on cookware and stovetop range surfaces. Some will be direct and honest when they tell cookware owners which cleaners to avoid entirely because the research laboratories have spent considerable time testing the products.
Every cookware brand will recommend certain types of cookware because they are commonly used every day. Product guides for these selective pieces of cookware will often provide how many cups of food can be produced using various cooking temperatures. Some cookware will outperform others when it comes to sauteeing onions or shallots, but the same cookware would not be a good choice to braise meats in or for shimmering foods for long periods.
People use the information contained in product guides to get more value for the money that it cost. Those pieces of cookware that are used everyday will be valued highly and cooks will use the information to learn everything they can in order to cook delicious foods in them for their families. Improper use of cookware wastes money and families prefer to use those resources to buy foods that are easily prepared with the right cookware in a cookware set. Economical meals can be prepared all the time from recipes in the product guides. Any extras can be placed in the freezer to give the cook a night off occasionally if freezing temperatures listed in the product guides are followed.