Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils
For best results and energy conservation, choose cooking utensils that have these characteristics:
Pans should have flat bottoms. Check for
flatness by rotating a ruler across the bot-
tom. There should be no gaps between
the pan and ruler.
Note: Always use a utensil for its intend-
ed purpose. Follow manufacturer's in-
structions. Some utensils were not made
to be used in the oven or on the cooktop.
Note: Do not use griddle over more than
one burner. That can damage your
cooktop and that can result in exposure
to carbon monoxide levels above allow-
able current standards. That can hazard-
ous to your health.
* Specialty pans such as lobster pots, griddles and pressure cookers may be used
but must conform to the above recommended cookware requirements.