Muurikka Pan Getting started and care instructions
Proper care makes Muurikka Pan your lifetime partner. Even though the Muurikka Pan is made of sturdy iron, it also needs a little care. With these instructions, you can keep your pan in good shape for years and avoid rust.
Taking a Muurikka Pan into use
Clean the new pan by washing it with a mild cleaner or hot water and season the pan immediately after cleaning as follows: Heat the pan hot on a gas burner, electric grill or campfire and apply a thin and even layer of Muurikka Silava Frying Fat or oil throughout the pan surface. The fat must not trickle thickly onto the pan bottom because, if it lumps, the fat will burn into an uneven mass. Apply a few layers of fat and wait for the fat to be sucked up before use. The fat will darken and dry onto the pan, at least at the centre of the pan. The pan will darken further in use and gain more patina.
Always clean the pan after use. The best results are achieved by cleaning the pan immediately after use. Pour a drop of water on the pan, bring it to boil and clean the pan with a spatula and paper towel. Wipe the pan dry and grease the frying surface lightly with cooking oil or salt-free Muurikka Silava Frying Fat.
Before long-term storage, clean, dry and grease the pan by heating it with Muurikka Silava Frying Fat (heating will remove moisture from the pan and Silava Frying Fat will prevent rust). Store the pan in a dry place.
If your Muurikka Pan is rusty
If the pan has been exposed to moisture during storage and is rusty, don’t worry. Scrub the pan with steel wool or grill brush, clean and season it according to the instructions on taking a Muurikka Pan into use. This way, your pan will be good to go again.
Old salt tip
When your Muurikka Pan is dirty or you want to clean the pan between dishes with different tastes, salt is a good trick. Spread salt generously on the Muurikka Pan and keep a low heat on for a few minutes. The salt will suck up fat, moisture and stains. Once the stains have been sucked up, scrape the salt off with a spatula, for example, pour a drop of water on the pan and wipe the pan clean. Last, remember to dry and grease the pan well. This way, your Muurikka Pan will be as good as new again.