Keeps the bottom of your oven clean!
100% Non-stick oven liner!
Alternative to aluminum foil
Catches spills and splatters!
Suitable for gas ovens, electric ovens and microwaves
15.75 IN X 22.83 IN (2.497 SQ. FT.)
Made for high-temperature cooking, up to 550°F (288°C).
For electric ovens
WITH A VISIBLE ELEMENT:
Place under the element
If in doubt, please consult your oven manufacturer
40 cm X 58 cm (0,232m2)
For electric ovens
WITH NO VISIBLE ELEMENT:
Place on the lower rack (not on the bottom of the oven)
For gas ovens
Place on the lower rack and do not cover or block open holes inside oven
Please read these instructions carefully prior to using this COOKINA® product. Improper placement or use of this product may cause permanent damage to your oven.
WHAT IS THE PROPER PLACEMENT OF COOKINA® GARD…
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?
Yes, our non-stick products are much cheaper than using aluminum foil,parchment and wax paper because our products are reusable. If your COOKINA® discolors 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®?
When food starts to stick, it’s time to buy another COOKINA®.
CAN I USE BOTH SIDES OF COOKINA®?
Yes, all COOKINA® products are coated on both sides with non-stick material.
CAN I USE COOKINA® GARD WITH ALUMINUM FOIL?
No, it is not recommended to do so.
SHOULD I USE THE COOKINA® GARD DURING THE OVEN’S SELFCLEANING MODE WITH PRODUCT IN OVEN?
No, remove product first.
CAN COOKINA® BE USED IN A FAN OVEN?
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?
Yes, place it either under or over whatever you are cooking in a microwave. It can even protect the bottom of your microwave.
CAN I USE MY COOKINA® AS A CUTTING SURFACE?
No. Using sharp utensils will damage the product and could cut it.
CAN I CUT COOKINA®?
Yes, you can cut our products with scissors and customize it to your needs.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR COOKINA®?
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
Before using for the first time, wash your COOKINA® with warm soapy water to remove dust. Let your COOKINA® cool before cleaning. Wash your COOKINA® in warm soapy water. Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaning powders. Dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.
CAN COOKINA® BE DAMAGED BY HIGH TEMPERATURES?
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?
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®?
You can heat COOKINA® without damaging it up to 288ºC (550ºF).
WHAT IS YOUR COOKINA® MADE OF?
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?
PTFE is a chemical connection that was discovered in 1938 by Roy Plunkett of the DuPont company. PTFE was introduced as a commercial product in 1949. In 1954, the French engineer Marc Grégoire created the first pan coated with PTFE. PTFE is a plastic with the lowest friction coefficient. It is used as non-stick layer on all sorts of pans. PTFE is particularly non-reactive and consequently is used in many kinds of applications, from medicine to storage and transport of reactive chemicals. PTFE is chemically inert and non-toxic, although at a temperature of above 550ºF (288ºC). its quality begins to deteriorate and above 662ºF (350ºC) it will begin to evaporate. By way of comparison, butter and other fats used to bake and roast begin to scorch and smoke above 392ºF (200ºC). As a rule to prevent burning, meat should not be heated to more than 550ºF (288ºC).. Cooking utensils placed empty on a heated cooking plate can reach temperatures of over 662ºF (350ºC). After research conducted in 1959 by the American FDA, PFTE was approved to be used in cooking utensils. The research showed that any harm from vapours originating from the excessive heating of an empty pan is less than that of common oils and fats. PTFE does not break down, is cumulative, and can be found in the environment,wildlife and bloodstream of humans. In our daily life, PTFE is everywhere. In anti-wrinkle creams and treatments, auto engine parts, camping equipment and outdoor clothing, carpets and rugs, clothing, computer chips, curling irons, dental floss, electrical insulation, fast food containers, furniture, beds, gardening equipment, hair dryers, house paint, kitchen utensils, light bulbs, luggage, medicine containers, microwave popcorn bags, pet bedding, leashes and collars, prosthetic devices and reconstructive surgery, razor blades and shaving foam, solar panel coatings, eyewear with scratch-resistant lenses, stain repellents, surgical instruments, and umbrellas — to name a few.
IS PTFE RECOGNIZED AS A HARMLESS SUBSTANCE?
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.
WHAT IS “PFOA”?
“PFOA” means Perfluorooctanoic Acid and is an agent used in the manufacturing of some PTFE.
DO COOKINA® PRODUCTS HAVE “PFOA” IN ITS “PTFE”?
NO!!! There is NO PFOA that can be found on any COOKINA® product.
CAN PTFE DAMAGE MY HEALTH?
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?
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®?
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®?
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)
DOES MY COOKINA® LAST A LONG TIME?
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?
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?
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).
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.
CARE & USE
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.
COOKINA®, PARCHMINUM® and the COOKINA Ring Design® are registered trademarks of COOKINA Holdings inc. used under license by COOKINA inc.