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F.A.Q. Steam

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  • Microwave or oven (barbecue only for the black PAKS)

  • Place after lighting up, no preheat needed

  • Manipulate with care and do not overfill

  • Use on medium heat, under 550°F

  • Avoid direct contact with flames or flareups

  • Patents Pending *

Suitable products:

COOKINA PAKS barbecue, COOKINA PAKS Parchminum 

*US & CAN Utility, Design and industrial Patents pending*


    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 COOKINA discolours over time, don’t worry: most non-stick products experience discolouration from food staining or exposure to heat with regular use.

    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.

    How thick is the non-stick coating on the COOKINA products?

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    Five (5) times thicker than on most non-stick frying pans; therefore COOKINA is better, non-stick and longer lasting!

    How to clean your COOKINA?

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    Cleaning by hand in soapy water is enough. Your COOKINA must be cleaned each time it’s used to remove the film that can stay on the surface.  You can also place your PAKS in the dishwasher, opened on the bottom rack by the supports.

    Will I have to change my cooking times?

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    You may have to adjust your cooking time slightly because your food will be steamed.

    Can I use COOKINA on a stovetop?

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    No, it should never be in contact with heating elements.

    Should I add fat to my food?

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    It is recommended to add a small quantity of fat.

    Are the COOKINA PAKS resistant?

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    Even though they are resistant, the COOKINA PAKS must be handled with care. They should not be in contact with sharp objects.

    Convenient storage

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    After use and cleaning of your COOKINA make sure you store flat or rolled with your COOKINA ring, making it the perfect utensil!

    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 288ºc (550ºf), 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).


    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). PTFE 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 the PTFE recognized as a harmless substance?

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    The 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. In fact, COOKINA reduces acrylamide on food.


    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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    There is no PFOA detected on any COOKINA product.


    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. PTFE is a neutral material also implemented in the human body in various surgeries.

    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.

    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 it clean after use
    – do not abuse it aggressively with sharp utensils
    – keep your COOKINA out of the flames and below 288°c (550ºf)
    – never overlap your COOKINA
    – do not overfill


    Does my COOKINA last a long time?

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    If treated with care, it will last a long time.

    What does the COOKINA warranty cover?

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    COOKINA is guaranteed against faulty workmanship or materials. The COOKINA ring is our symbol of quality and authenticity and can be used to store your COOKINA after use. This warranty does not include damage due to misuse and improper care. Stains, discolouration and scratches are not covered by this warranty. For more info call us at 1-877-9cookina (266546). Or go to our store locator and enter your zip code for a list of retailers close to you.

    Where to find?

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

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