Manufactured in Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan from the finest iron. TAKUMI continues the tradition of metal production in the region, dating back approximately 300 years to remain the centre of cookware manufacturing in Japan.
The perfect all rounder, CIBI favourite everyday pan. Manufactured from Magma Plate iron, with a silicon coating, a technology that produces an irregular surface of concave and convex patterning on both sides of the pan. The increase in surface area enables quick and even distribution of heat and a beautiful round profile timber handle provides comfort and control.
Your TAKUMI pan gets better with age, like CIBI. Discolouration of the surface is normal and over time the silicon coating can erode however neither present any health concerns. The image shows two pans, brand new and 12 months old and much loved.
Prior to first use and ongoing your TAKUMI pan needs to be seasoned as outlined. Seasoning is a protective layer applied to your pan, turning a very thin layer of oil or fat into a polymerised hardened surface, creating a barrier between the pan and your food. Seasoning protects your pan from corrosion and creates a non stick surface to cook on.
To maintain a well seasoned pan CIBI recommends using a soft cloth, mild detergent if required and warm water when cleaning.
1.Ensure your work area is well ventilated as the process of
seasoning on a stovetop will generate smoke.
2.Clean your cookware in hot soapy water to remove any foreign
matter and dry thoroughly.
3.Apply a thin layer of vegetable, canola or corn oil to the inside of
the pan with paper towel. Then remove as much of the oil as
possible with a clean paper towel.
4.Apply pan to high heat source and move pan so as assist in an even distribution of heat. As pan begins to smoke and areas of the pan become dry apply thin layer of oil with paper towel (hold paper towel with tongs to avoid burning yourself). Continue this process for 15 minutes and let pan cool.
5.The ongoing use of your pan from cooking will add to the
strength and seasoning of your pan. A well seasoned pan will be
darkened and slightly glossy in appearance, enjoy cooking.