I bought a new 24cm springform pan with two bottoms yesterday, and on
the way home read the instructions. They were in Dutch, German,
English, French, and Italian. In every language but English they said
something like 'Before first use, heat at 175C for 10 minutes.' Why
do you think that's necessary? It seems like they would have heated
it at the pan factory.
I heated it when I got home and it really stank up the kitchen--it's
a good thing I noticed that the English instructions were missing a
step, or I might have ruined my panforte.
- posted 16 years ago