DO NOT use any Stoneware piece on the stove/hob top or any other direct heat source such as a flame or BBQ.
USE oven gloves for lifting at all times.
OVEN: Maximum oven-safe temperature is 260°C/500°F.
GRILL: When using under the grill allow a gap of no less than 6.5cm/2 ½ inches between the top of the dish and the heat source/element.
MICROWAVE: Handles may become hot during prolonged microwave use, especially if the handles are enclosed with plastic wrap. Cover just the open top of the dish, leaving the handles exposed.
FREEZER-TO-OVEN USE: DO NOT place a frozen dish of food in a pre-heated oven. Place the frozen dish in a cold oven and set the temperature, allowing the dish and oven to heat up together. Before serving always check that the centre of the food is completely and uniformly hot.
CLEANING: Before the first use, remove labels, wash the dish in hot, soapy water, and rinse and dry thoroughly. For most day-to-day cleaning, cool the empty dish for a few minutes before washing and drying, or wash in the dishwasher, allowing the full cycle to complete. Never leave a dish fully immersed in water. For removal of stubborn residues allow the dish to cool, fill with warm, soapy water and allow it to soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Wash in the usual way using a plastic brush or sponge scouring pad if necessary.