1 Does Olivilla really contain olive oil?
Yes, absolutely. Ollia-tech, the coating of Olivilla, contains a mix of olive oil and water (which enhances the function of organic solvent).
2 What happens to the oil part of the coating when it is placed in the oven during the production phase?
To fix the coating, the pan is placed in an oven at around 400°C so that any possible smoke can be absorbed and filtered (the smoking point of oil is 210°C). Tests have shown that no smoke will be released during home use (click here to see the results).
3 What happens to the oil in the coating when used for home cooking?
When cooking food at home, the temperature does not ever exceed 180°C-200°C. If the temperature goes above 230°C as liquid evaporates or food burns, coating will start to deteriorate and the pan should be replaced; this apply to all kind of non-stick pans. For this reason, it is recommended that pans should never be left empty on heat.
4 What should I do before using my Olivilla for the first time?
Unlike other pans, needing pre-treatment with a cotton ball soaked with olive oil, Olivilla does not require this operation as its interior already contains the necessary percentage of olive oil to saturate the pores of the PTFE. This makes the pan even more non-stick.
5 Can I really cook without added fats?
With Olivilla, it is possible to cook without oil or any added fats thanks to the exceptional non-stick of Ollia-Tech already containing a percentage of olive oil inside it.
6 ARE OLLIA-TECH PANS BETTER THAN STONE EFFECT PANS?
They are both very different products with different characteristics. The stone-effect pan, thanks to the mineral particles in the coating, is more scratch resistant whereas the olive oil coating is more non-stick.
7 Which utensils can I use with Olivilla?
With Olivilla, as with all normal non-sticks, it is recommended to use spatulas and spoons made from silicone, plastic or wood as not to ruin the coating.
8 Can I use it on my induction hob?
Olivilla, equipped with a thick bottom and a steel plate can be used even on induction hobs.
9 How do you clean Olivilla
To clean Olivilla pan, let it cool before washing it. Olivilla can be cleaned in the dishwasher, however cleaning by hand is recommended. In any case, don’t use abrasive or aggressive chemical products for cleaning. Use a soft sponge with a small amount of washing-up liquid. In the event that food burns inside the pan, fill it with warm water and after a few hours proceed to clean it.
10 Is Olivilla produced in Italy?
Olivilla was conceived and is produced in Italy in Noceto’s plant, near Parma, where Illa Spa has its headquarters. For over 70 years Illa has produced non-stick aluminium cookware that is strictly Made in Italy.
11 If Olivilla gets scratched does it need to be thrown away?
Using scratched pots and pans does not carry health risks for the consumer. A replacement is however advised simply to ensure the function of the non-stick coating. In the event that particles of the non-stick coating are accidently ingested, there is no danger: the particles are inert, not toxic and are eliminated directly by the organism without being absorbed.