WHEN DO YOU PRE-HEAT?
When pre-heating is recommended, use the medium heat setting for 3 to 4 minutes before adding foods. Perform this simple test to determine if the utensil is pre-heated properly:
Add a few water droplets into the utensil.
If the water droplets sizzle and bounce, the utensil is pre-heated and foods may be added.
If the droplets do not sizzle and bounce, pre-heat utensil a minute or two longer before adding foods.
Pre-heat when you want the food seared or browned.
Example of foods:
Pan seared veggies