"Peak design genius." — Food & Wine Magazine
Are your pans induction-compatible?
If you’ve already switched over to induction, 1) you rule, and 2) we’ve got good news—our stainless steel is 100% compatible, as well as oven-safe. We combine two grades of stainless steel for maximum performance: induction-compatible 400 series on the exterior, and 304 on the interior, which ensures no adverse reactions to acidic ingredients, like tomato sauce.
Can I use metal utensils?
Go wild and use a metal spatula. OR, really cut loose, and use a *fork.* No scratches, no insultingly short lifespans. (We cleared it with your mom.)
No coatings, huh?
Nope. Coatings, even those labeled as “green,” or “non-toxic,” degrade over the course of just a few years and wind up languishing in the landfill. We don’t need them, you don’t need them, end of story. Welcome to the low-and-slow club.
What grade of stainless steel do you use?
The interior of our pans are crafted from food-grade 304 series stainless steel with an 18/8 alloy mixture — the 18/8 numbers refer to the percentages of chromium and nickel, respectively, in this specific type of stainless — 18% chromium and 8% nickel. The exterior is made from a 400-series stainless steel, making them induction-compatible.
Where is it manufactured?
All of our products are crafted in the USA by passionate family-owned businesses that have been manufacturing cookware for generations.
Don’t I have to hand-wash stainless steel?
A myth! Throw it in the dishwasher, lovingly scrub it by hand, you do you. Embrace your stains and unique patina, or treat the surface with a non-abrasive cleaner, like Bon Ami or Barkeeper’s Friend.
Should I season my pans?
Stainless steel does not need to be seasoned and is ready to go as-is. Carbon steel, even though it comes with a factory seasoning, will benefit from an at-home seasoning before you get cooking. The all-natural nitrogen heat treatment on our carbon steel means it's not completely necessary, but we think it adds even more performance to an already-exceptional Skillet. Check out carbon steel seasoning instructions here.
There's some discoloration on my stainless steel. What's up with that?
It’s normal for well-loved pans to show some wear and tear! We think of these minor mars as badges of honor for your most-used pieces, and they won't affect the performance or functionality of your pieces. If you prefer a polished pan, check out our Use and Care guide for in-depth cleaning instructions.
How long will my pans last?
Durability is our calling card. When lovingly maintained, your Proclamation pans are designed to last for generations. Plus: if you do happen to launch them down a SF-level hill or something, they come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Will it fit in my oven?
We designed the Proclamation Duo to fit in a standard 24" oven or larger.