Mauviel, the renowned copper cookware manufacturer in France, presents M'steel. M'steel is a collection of frying pans, saute pans, woks and crepe pans made of extra thick Black Steel with riveted steel handles. The Black Steel, carbon steel, is an excellent heat conductor and extremely durable. The steel withstands high temperatures allowing for longer preheating and thus excellent searing. M'steel is designed to work on all cooktops including induction and metal utensils are safe to use. Prior to first use, clean the pan with very hot water to remove the beeswax from the entire pan. The beeswax is used to prevent the pan from rusting and to save time when seasoning. If at first use, you notice any wax residue, use a paper towel to wipe your hot pan clean. For seasoning, cover the bottom of the pan with flavorless oil and heat for 5 minutes. Let the pan cool before draining the oil, and then wipe clean with paper towels. Repeat the process a second time and your pan is ready for use. After this process, the pan will acquire a natural nonstick property. After cooking, wash the pan in hot water, wipe with a soft sponge and dry thoroughly. Do not use dish soap and do not remove the black layer that forms at the bottom of the pan, it will make a solid film and create a non-stick surface. Dry thoroughly to prevent resulting and store in a dry area. The pan will darken with use, creating a naturally nonstick surface. Made in France.