Where are DaTerra Cucina pans made?
The pans are made in Italy.
Where can I buy DaTerra Cucina pans?
Currently, they are available on this site, as well as Amazon US and Amazon Europe.
Are DaTerra Cucina Vesuvio pans PFOA-free?
Yes, our Vesuvio pans are totally PFOA free, and more importantly PTFE free. We have a proprietary Ceramic coating free PTFE and of all heavy metals. PFOA is also known as C8 and though the Teflon industry has voluntarily stopped using PFOA, it still uses C6, C10 and many other compounds in the same family.
Are the bottoms of the pans flat, good for a smooth top stove?
Yes, the Vesuvio pans have a perfectly flat bottom.
Can I use this pan on a gas stove?
Yes, Vesuvio works great on a gas stove!
Can I use Vesuvio pans on my induction stove?
No, the Vesuvio line does not have induction capabilities.
Does my Vesuvio pan include a warranty?
Yes. Vesuvio pans have a one year warranty. If you experience any difficulty with your ceramic nonstick frying pan, you can return it at any point within the first 365 days for your money back.
Can I put my pans in the oven?
Yes, all pans (as well as the lids) in the Vesuvio line are oven safe up to 450 degrees.
Occasionally, after washing, water gets trapped under the handle of the lid. What can I do?
This is normal. The metal piece holding the handle has weep holes for this reason. Simply dry the lid on its side, and it will disappear.
What’s the proper way to clean this pan?
It is crucial to thoroughly clean all off the surface with hot soapy water, a non-scratch scrub pad (such as the Scotts blue non-scratch scrub sponge) and elbow grease. Ceramic is not like cast-iron (which often doesn’t use soap or much scrubbing) or Teflon (which can often wipe clean.) Vesuvio pans should give years of life if properly cared for.
Do I need to condition / recondition my pan?
When you first use the pans (and periodically afterward if it begins to stick), clean it very well with good grease cutting dish soap and a non-scratch scrub. Lightly coat the interior of the clean and dry pan with vegetable oil and heat slowly on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes. Allow the pan to cool and wash off with soap and hot water again. This will condition the pan and renew the nonstick properties.
Should we use oil when cooking with this pan?
We do recommend using a little oil when cooking especially with proteins, and though you don’t want to heat any pan up too quickly, feel free to heat the pan well for searing and browning.
After using it a while, things are starting to stick. What can I do?
Sometimes food can get carbonized on the surface and is difficult to see. We have seen some folks treating the pans more like cast-iron (which often doesn’t use soap and much scrubbing), and things do slowly start to stick to them. We recently posted some instructional videos on YouTube about how to get your pan reconditioned and up to par again. Please use this link to go to our YouTube channel to view our videos on getting your pan back to performing again.
Can I put my pans in the dishwasher?
The pans and lids are dishwasher safe, but we recommend handwashing them to keep them looking and working at their best.
Why didn’t 9.5-inch pan come with a lid?
Currently, the 9 ½ inch pan does not have a lid. We hope to come out with them at a later date.
Why didn’t my 13-inch pan come with a lid?
Currently, the 13-inch pan does not have an available lid. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have one available.
How can I get more pans for my collection?
Currently, DaTerra Cucina offers five pans in the Vesuvio collection. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when more sizes are available.
What are the dimensions of the pans?
Please see the dimensions listed under each individual product listing on this site.
What types of utensils should I use with my Vesuvio cookware?
We recommend wooden, plastic, or silicone.
Does the “stay-cool” handle ever get hot?
While the handle is designed to stay cool when using on the stovetop, it WILL get hot in a hot oven. Of course, you should always use caution when handling hot pans and lids, both on the stovetop and in the oven.