360 Cookware is Assembled in the USA with some globally sourced materials and parts, which is manufactured in our Green E-Certified factory in West Bend, Wisconsin which is recognized by the EPA.
What makes 360 Cookware different?
There are many features that make this brand different but there are four benefits that make it truly unique:
- Customer Focused – Our goal is to ensure each customer receives quality service and gets the most from their cookware. Each customer becomes a part of our family and receives a lifetime of unique cooking experiences.
- Vapor Cooking – Our cooking technique uses the natural moisture from meats and vegetables to cook food instead of unhealthy additives or water which strip the food of valuable nutrients.
- Proudly Made in West Bend, Wisconsin and American Owned
- Sustainability – Our stainless steel cookware is manufactured using a sustainable process leaving No carbon footprint on the planet. In addition, the fact that the utensils will last for many generations reduces waste and the construction allows you to use less water and energy. Our products promote a sustainable lifestyle from the plant to your table.
Inside the Vapor Technology
360 Cookware is unlike any cookware you’ve ever experienced. This energy efficient cooking system moves beyond traditional cooking and captures the magic of Vapor® Technology to heat your food quicker, at lower temperatures and without added fat or excess water, ensuring recipes stay nutritious, flavorful and appetizing. Vapor Technology creates fast, even heat that gently surrounds your healthy recipes, from vegetables and meats to grains and baked goods. The lids are specially designed to create a Vapor® Seal that captures heat and keeps it moving around your food, not escaping out the sides.
Our stainless steel cookware is made with the highest quality stainless steel, so it is built to last, and all of our products come with a lifetime warranty so you can enjoy the energy saving benefits of green cooking and better tasting food as long as you’d like.
360 Cookware is made of three primary metals. The inside layer (what primarily touches your food) is T-304 Surgical Grade Stainless Steel and the range is 18/8 to 18/10. “Range” (18/8 and 18/10) refers to the percentage amount of chromium and nickel in the metal. In this case, it’s 18% chromium and 8% to 10% nickel. The outside layer (what touches the heat) is T-400 series stainless steel which has a lower nickel content and high carbon steel content to interact on induction cook tops. These two layers of stainless steel surround a layer of aluminum, which ensures superior heat conduction.
5-ply, .07” thickness designed with T-304 surgical grade stainless steel, encompassing a heat-conducting aluminum core. Your food never comes into contact with soft metals such as aluminum, non-stick coatings, nor other potentially-hazardous elements.
Cookware and Bakeware for Any Recipe!
Before using your cookware for the first time, we recommend washing it in hot, soapy water. Cookware manufactured by Americraft is dishwasher and oven safe. Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean, and we find hot water and a soapy sponge or a non-abrasive, nylon, scouring pad is usually sufficient.
Removing Stuck-on Food
For stubborn, stuck-on foods we recommend making a paste of ordinary baking soda or your favorite eco friendly, non-abrasive scouring powder mixed with just enough hot water to form a gritty paste. Gently work the paste over the food stains with a sponge or nonabrasive, scouring pad until the debris is removed. Rinse completely with hot water. Or, for truly tough jobs try “degrading” the pan much the way you would during cooking. Add enough water to the empty pan to cover the stuck-on foods. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and gently stir up all the bits with a wooden spoon. Discard the water then wash in hot, soapy water.
Removing Stains and Scratches
White or light-colored stains are due to mineral deposits from certain foods. Our scouring powder/paste tip is the best way to remove them. Minor scratches can be removed using stainless steel cleanser. Americraft has an excellent Stainless Steel & Aluminum Cleaner available for purchase on their website. Visit www.AmericraftCookware.com to order. For best results, follow product instructions.
To ensure the success of minimum moisture cooking, it is important that only medium and low heat be used. Always begin cooking over medium heat, and then reduce to low for remainder of the cooking period. High heat will cause moisture to be driven out of the cookware preventing the water seal from forming and resulting in shrinkage, sticking and burning of foods. Electric range owners, remember that burners retain heat longer, therefore it may be necessary to remove the utensil until vapor subsides. Gas range owners, remember to turn the flame down.
Varying Cook Tops
Though you may need to get reacquainted with your range as it relates to heat settings, 360 Cookware can be used on ANY kind of cook top — gas, electric, induction and ceramic ranges work perfectly. As long as the heat source is kept to a moderate or minimum temperature, any type of range will work just fine.
Oven temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) will not damage the phenolic handles and cover knobs on our CLASSIC cookware line if the broiler unit is not on. The direct heat from the broiler unit in a gas or electric oven will cause the handles and knobs to blister. Before placing a utensil in the oven, make certain the oven is completely preheated. During the preheating period the oven temperature may exceed 350 degrees. 360 Cookware® can withstand oven temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius).
Lifting the cover means breaking the Vapor Seal. Cooking time will be lengthened considerably each time this happens. Lift the cover just enough to insert a fork to see if food is sufficiently cooked. If food is not completely cooked, replace the cover and turn heat up to medium for about a minute to reform the Vapor Seal. If the pan is dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water before reforming the Vapor Seal. Reset to low and continue cooking.
Tips for Using Salt
Although stainless steel is very durable, it is not indestructible. Pitting may result if undissolved salt is allowed to remain in the bottom of the unit. This pitting takes the form of small white spots that may appear. These spots do not affect the performance of the cookware, nor are they a defect in the metal or workmanship. If salt is needed, add to boiling liquid in the unit, then stir to completely dissolve. Do not allow acidic foods or foods that have been seasoned to remain in utensils for long periods of time.
Clean After Every Use
To maintain the attractive appearance and cooking efficiency of the cookware, it is important that it be cleaned thoroughly after each use. Food films left on the cooking surface will cause discoloration when the utensil is reheated.