Food Contact Surfaces


Food contact surfaces, including non-stick coatings:

Non-stick coatings are used to help foods release from their cooking surfaces or to assist in ease of clean-up. All food contact coatings and surfaces specified by Focus Electrics are formulated according to United States Food and Drug Administration standards and are applied according to industry guidelines.

Non-stick coatings are made of Fluoropolymers, which give them qualities that allow food to not stick to cooking surfaces. Teflon, often referred to as a chemical, is a trademarked name for a Fluoropolymer used by the DuPont Corporation. PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a type of Fluoropolymer used in our non-stick cookware applications.

More information regarding Fluoropolymers and their applications are available at http://www.fluoropolymer-facts.com/

Refer to the instruction manual included with your product for specific care and use guidelines.


Glazes for Ceramic Vessels:
The most visible surface layer of stoneware, called the glaze, is a protective coating for the vessel. Glazes for cooking vessels are designed for food contact. Glazes are inspected for maximum allowable amounts of trace elements in accordance with the United States Food and Drug Administration's guidelines. If the glazes are chipped or cracked, the vessel should not be used.

Small areas, typically on the bottom rim, may not receive a coat of glaze. This is a normal manufacturing process. Unglazed areas, tiny pits or other cosmetic defects do not pose any unsafe food concerns. If any area of your stoneware vessel appears to be cracked, it should be replaced.

Please refer to the instruction manual included with your product for specific care and use guidelines.

Cosmetic Surfaces

Coatings or materials of cosmetic or non-food contact surfaces may require care in wiping or cleaning.

Cracks in material may affect the integrity of the item and require you to obtain a replacement. Stoneware in particular should not be used if cracked, because it will be weakened and more susceptible to breakage. Scrapes of non-stick cooking surfaces exhibited by normal wear do not create a concern for food safety.

Please refer to the instruction manual included with your product for specific care and use guidelines.