Cast ironware requires different cleaning and maintenance methods than other cookware options, but can last for many decades with proper care. In addition, recommended cooking techniques for cast ironware may be different than your own way of cooking.
If this is your first time using cast ironware or if your cooking practices do not yield good results with TAKU’s cast ironware, we invite you to check out our demonstration videos below.
TAKU Introductory Video
An introduction to our brand and products — how TAKU originated, what we believe, and what our goals are.
Our pots and pans are pre-seasoned with two layers of flaxseed oil. Prior to using your TAKU cookware for the first time, we recommend doing another pre-seasoning as demonstrated in this video.
Just like all other cast iron cookware, seasoning is an important practice that prevents rust and builds up a desirable nonstick cooking surface. To prevent your seasoning from breaking down, we suggest using only water and a bristle brush to clean your TAKU ironware — no detergents or other cleaning agents.
How to Enjoy Nonstick Cooking
The secret for a nonstick TAKU cooking experience is preheating your pan to a high enough temperature. This video demonstrates the “water droplet technique” to test for the optimal cooking temperature. When water droplets sizzle and “dance” on the pan’s surface, your pan is ready for nonstick cooking.
If you do not season your TAKU cookware regularly, rust may appear over time. Watch this video to learn how to manage this issue.
Tips for Kettles
TAKU’s kettles are for boiling water only. Our technology modifies iron into a form easily absorbed by the human body, and also makes water alkaline (8.5 pH), which may carry health benefits.
Seasoning your TAKU kettle is not necessary. Just make sure to heat dry it on your stovetop after using as demonstrated in this video.
Rust Care for Kettles
Small rust spots and water marks will appear on the inside of your TAKU kettle with regular, proper use. These rust spots actually are not harmful — iron leaches out into the water through these spots, which supplements your daily iron intake and carries health benefits.
If you leave water in your TAKU kettle for a period of time, abnormal amounts of rust will appear. This also happens if you do not dry the kettle properly using your stovetop. If that happens, this video shows how to remedy the situation.