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Made in the USA since 1939
Made in the USA since 1939

ongratulations on your decision to purchase Health Craft
"Made in the USA" waterless / greaseless, induction cookware. Your decision will pay lifelong dividends in healthful, flavorful and nutritional meals. The vapor seal method of cooking assures you of maximum food value retention, and allows you to prepare your foods without water or added fats. Take a moment now to acquaint yourself with the proper use and care of these fine utensils.

By following a few simple steps you will enjoy the maximum benefits and become an expert with the methods of the Waterless, Greaseless Nutritional Cooking System.

Chef Charles Knight
Founder Health Craft, Inc.


Copyright © 2009 Health Craft, Inc., all rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Health Craft, Inc.

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Cleaning Before First Use

Before using your cookware for the first time, wash each piece thoroughly in warm soapy water with a 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar added. This initial washing is essential to insure that all manufacturing oils and polishing compounds are removed before cooking food. After this initial washing, normal washing by hand or in a dishwasher is all that is necessary to clean your cookware. Occasional cleaning with a good stainless steel cleaner is recommended.


Daily Care

After each use, wash your cookware in warm soapy water with a dish cloth or nylon plastic net. DO NOT use metal scouring pads, as it may scratch the high polished outside surface or lids of the cookware. If using a metal scouring pad, use it on the inside of the pan only.

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Surface Care

Occasionally, when cooking starchy foods or searing meats a stain may appear on the inside surface of the pan. A blue or golden brown discoloration may also appear on the outside of the pan from overheating the unit. These stains are easily removed with a good non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner like Bar Keeper’s Friend or Kleen King. First, make a paste with the cleaner and very little water. Then using a paper towel or cloth rub the paste over the stained area, rinse and dry.

During the first few times of use, bright metal marks may appear on the inside of your pans. Remove these and other minor scratches by placing a small amount of Stainless Steel Cleaner into a dry pan, and polish in a circular motion with a damp paper towel or dishcloth. Then clean in warm soapy water, rinse and dry.

While stainless steel is an extremely durable metal, it is not impervious to corrosion, pitting or spotting. Foods such as mustard, mayonnaise, lemons juice, tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, salt, dressings, or condiments may etch stainless steel if allowed to remain in contact with the surface for a long period of time. Strong bleaches can have the same effect.

Pitting may result if un-dissolved salt is allowed to remain on the bottom of the pan. Pitting looks like small white spots, and does not in any way affect the performance or usefulness of your pans, nor are they a defect in the metal or the workmanship. To avoid pitting, salt should only be added to the boiling liquid and stirred until it is completely dissolved.


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Burned Foods

When finished cooking, fill the pan with warm water and let it soak while you enjoy your meal. If burned foods are not easily removed by normal washing, fill the pan partially full of water and bring to a boil long enough to loosen the food, then clean with stainless steel cleaner.

Dried Fruits

Do not place the cover on the pan when cooking sulfur dried foods or food labeled sulfites added as it may stain the cover. Boil liquid 10 minutes prior to covering when cooking these foods.

Waterless Cooking Vegetables Click here to view video
Waterless Cooking Vegetables Click here to view video

The Vapor Seal Method

Mother Nature designed foods to give us everything we need, naturally. Food contains abundant flavor, vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and color. However, many cooking methods can rob food of its natural qualities. 

Fortunately, the Vapor Seal method of Health Craft waterless, greaseless cookware saves money, work, time, energy, flavor, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. “Waterless, Greaseless” cooking is possible because a vapor seal is created around the lid; and heat is distributed evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the cookware.

This process cooks food in its own natural liquids for nutrition, flavor-filled meals. Food shrinkage is greatly reduced, making waterless, greaseless cooking more economical than ordinary cooking methods. The seal is maintained by using low heat. Health Craft cookware is the most energy efficient cookware on the market.
The vapor seal method retains the nutritional value of your foods by eliminating the following process that drains food of its natural goodness. Peeling fruits and vegetables removes the vitamins and minerals directly beneath the skin. We do not recommend you peel these foods; a good scrub with a vegetable brush is all that is necessary.

Boiling sterilizes food, dissolves water soluble minerals, and destroys both the flavor and color. The vapor seal method cooks food completely in its own natural moisture, without added water and without boiling.

High temperature destroys vitamins and minerals and causes food to dehydrate and shrink. For example when you smell a roast cooking in the oven you’re really smelling the natural meat juices that have been transformed in to vapor. The high temperature combined with open cooking greatly adds to meat shrinkage. The Vapor Seal Method cooks meats on medium to low heat, retaining the natural juices which tenderize and flavor the meat. This method also retains the natural juices and flavor and decreases meat shrinkage dramatically.

Oxidation of food occurs when cooking without a cover exposing food to the air, and reduces the quality of the food significantly. These qualities are locked into the food when the vapor seal is formed, keeping the aroma and natural goodness in the pan. For example, you will not know if broccoli or cabbage is being cooked until the cover is removed from the pan.

Last but not least, adding fat and oil in food preparation make food seven times harder to digest, and it adds excessive calories. Using the vapor seal method, the natural properties of the food keeps it from sticking to the high quality stainless steel pan. Plus the vapor seal method retains natural flavors without the need to add salt, butter or oil after cooking to restore flavor.

The Vapor Seal Cooking Method is very different from traditional cooking methods because you do not need to add moisture or fats. Everything else you already know about cooking applies, once you know the Vapor Seal Method. 


Simple Basic Rules

Always use the correct size pan, one that the food nearly fills. Cooking with a pan too large for the food can destroy vitamins and minerals, dry your foods, and possibly cause the food to burn.


Create a Vapor Seal

Fill a pan with fresh or frozen vegetables. Rinse in cold water and drain, the water that clings to the food combine with natural juices to cook the waterless way. Cover the pan, close the vent, and place the pan over low heat. When the cover is hot to the touch and the cover spins freely on a cushion of water, the vapor seal is formed. Continue cooking until done. This is the waterless part of this new cooking method.  

TIP: If the heat is too low, the cover will not spin. If the heat is too high, the cover will spit moisture.

If you cook several vegetables together with little or no water there will be no interchange of flavor or colors. Each vegetable will be full of its own flavor and valuable nutrients.

Control the Heat

Waterless, greaseless cooking is a lower-temperature method that can be used on any type of range. Lower heat retains moisture and keeps food from burning. The following are general rules for heat use. 


For heating utensils to sear or brown meat

For re-moisturizing dried foods by steaming over water until the water boils.

For pan broiling thick steaks or chops (1/4” or thicker)


For pan broiling thin steaks, chops, hamburger or chicken breast

For quick starting fresh fruits and vegetables until vapor seal is forms

To start direct top-of-the-range baking


For cooking roasts and meatloaf after browning

For cooking fresh vegetables and fruits after the vapor seal forms

For cooking less tender cuts of meat after browning all sides

For finishing top-of-the-range baking after the pan cover is hot

Don’t Peek

Resist the urge to peek: When the cover is removed during the cooking period, heat and moisture escape and the vapor seal is broken. This lengthens the cooking time. 

Be Specific

Follow time charts, recipes and general instructions for meats, vegetables, fruits, etc., under their specific headings.

Cooking with Gas

Some gas and commercial gas ranges may not allow you to lower the heat enough before the flame goes out. Health Craft is designed to cook at lower temperatures, and cooking at high temperatures may cause your handles to get extremely hot and may even blister. This can be easily solved with a heat diffuser, which defuses the flame, allowing you to cook at lower temperatures.

Greaseless Cooking the Perfect Steak Click here to view video
Greaseless Cooking the Perfect Steak Click here to view video

Cooking Meats without Grease 

Begin with meat that is near room temperature. Pre-heat the pan on medium heat for 3-5 minutes. The pan is ready when you can sprinkle a few drops of water in the pan and the water “dances.” If the water just evaporates, the pan is not hot enough. Once the pan is hot, place the meat in the pan, pressing against the bottom of the pan, the meat will stick at first. After a short time, it will sear and then loosen from the pan. Turn and sear on the other side. If the meat is not done, or if it is a roast, cover the pan and reduce the heat to low until cooked.

TIP: Always roast meat in the smallest utensil into which it will fit. This will result in a tender, juicy cut, and it will shrink less, providing more servings per pound, and savings on food dollars. 

Proper Temperature for Roasting: To obtain the proper cooking temperature for roasting, the cover must spin freely on a cushion of moisture emitting tiny bubbles. If the cover spits moisture, the temperature is too hot.

Baking Lasagna on Top of the Stove Click here to view video
Baking Lasagna on Top of the Stove Click here to view video

Top-of-the-Range Baking

Health Craft waterless greaseless cookware is designed to bake cakes, cornbreads, cookies, casseroles, meatloaf, ribs and lasagna in the pan on top of the range more efficiently than in the oven. For example, to bake a small cake, coat the inside of a small fry pan or 2-qt with non-stick cooking spray. Then pour the cake batter into the pan until the pan is half full, cover and close the vent. Set the pan on a burner and adjust the heat to medium. When the lid is hot to touch (about 5 minutes), reduce the heat to low and finish baking (about 10-12 minutes). NOTE: Higher altitudes require longer baking times.

Frying Eggs Click here to view video
Frying Eggs Click here to view video

Eggs & Omelets

Some food items with an egg base; omelets, pancakes, crepes, French toast, etc., have no natural oil lubricant and will require oil or butter to cook with to prevent sticking. For detailed instruction, see section of Eggs & Cheese.

Health Craft Features, Facts & Benefits Click here to view video
Health Craft Features, Facts & Benefits Click here to view video


Features to Consider

Don’t be fooled by imitations and look-a-likes… Waterless, greaseless cookware is available in many styles, brand names, and price points. The best performing are the induction compatible surgical stainless steel with Multi-Ply Full Body aluminum core, and weighted vented covers that form the essential Vapor Seal for waterless cooking, and the best waterless cookware is still made in the USA.

Surgical stainless steel alloys combine chromium, nickel, vanadium, titanium and steel to create a hard outer ply surface that is durable, resistant to wear, easy to clean, sanitary, and can be highly polished for an attractive, permanent finish.

Multi-ply full body aluminum core Health Craft pans are excellent heat conductors, providing the most efficient use of energy while cooking. They spread heat evenly to prevent hot spots, and the surgical stainless steel cooking surface keep food from sticking and burning.


Additional Features to Consider

Beyond the vapor seal advantage, waterless, greaseless cookware should be designed with every concern of the modern kitchen user in mind.

Here's what to look for:


When selecting a brand, self storing covers, where the lids can be inverted and nest perfectly in the pan for easy storage should be a consideration.


Vapor Vent

The pan should have a Vapor Vent for cooking chicken, steaks and chops to a golden brown with the cover on and the vent open, preventing grease splatter. Vegetables will cook in their own juices to save vitamins and minerals forming a vapor seal with the vent closed.






Burn Safe Knobs and Finger Guards


The top knob should rest on a finger guard to prevent your fingers from touching the hot lid. Both the knob and the finger guard should be made of heat resistant material that will handle oven temperatures up to 350°F (on bake). The top knob insert should also have a stainless steel or brass fitting to prevent stripping, andtThe handles and top knobs should also be dishwasher safe.





Snap-On Handles with Flame Guards


Old fashioned handles that screw on are 1940’s technology; look for Snap-On handles with secure stainless steel fittings. The handle should be protected by a stainless steel flame guard between the handle and pan. Attachment by stainless steel fittings welded to the pan will ensure stability, resistant to corrosion, stay tight and locked into position. Health Craft features a push-button and snap-on handles that can be easily removed, turning the pans into Bakeware.


Self Serving Covers...

      ...for Informal Dining and hot meals served in pans. Covers can also be inverted as trivets to prevent damage to countertops caused by hot pans, a feature not available in most other waterless, greaseless cookware.   


Rivets and Rolled Edges


No rivets should penetrate the inside of the pans. Bacteria from grease and food particles can become trapped around rivets, making such a pan design much more difficult to clean. Rolled edges around the top of the rim also trap food, grease and bacteria. Edges should be smooth and polished for easy cleaning and sanitation.

Warp Resistant Bottoms


The bottom of the pans should be designed to assure the utensil hugs the burner for maximum heat efficiency, but should also be slightly concave (paneled) in the center so the pan will flatten out when heated and contract when cooled to prevent warping, making the pans practical for use on all types of ranges, including smooth glass top surfaces and the new induction cook-tops. Health Craft is one of only a few waterless, greaseless cookware’s to panel the bottoms of the pans to prevent warping.


Stack Cooking with Health Craft
Stack Cooking with Health Craft

Stack Cooking


Stack cooking lets you cook with more pans than you have burners. You'll appreciate this when you’re cooking for a large family gathering or a special holiday dinner. A number of foods can be cooked on a single burner, saving energy and money.

Where you see a saucepan sitting on top of a dome cover or an inverted pan, it may not have started out there. You must begin cooking most raw vegetables in a vegetable saucepan on a burner at low or medium-low heat. When you have formed the Vapor Seal and the lid spins freely on a cushion of water, place the saucepan on the dome cover to finish cooking. Precooked foods such as canned vegetables or thawed frozen vegetables are the exceptions. You can start them out on top of a stack.


Health Craft Waterless, Greaseless Cookware manufactured with Full Body Construction provides the best controlled method of cooking. It allows you to cook your meals with low temperatures and even heat distribution giving you all the health benefits of waterless cooking & greaseless cooking and the convenience of stack cooking, thanks to the vapor-sealed covers that lock in flavor and nutrients. Our Health Craft cookware sets combine innovative design and the highest quality materials to create cookware that provide more stack cooking combinations than any other cookware in the industry, and it will last you a lifetime.

Exclusive 'Full Body Construction' Cick on picture to enlarge
Exclusive "Full Body Construction" Cick on picture to enlarge

Health Craft, developed by MIT


Our NEW and innovative 5-Ply / 9-Layer Health Craft Cooking System incorporates Full-Body Construction with a silver interface between each layer to provide perfect heat conduction, preventing heat loss during and after cooking.  The technology used in creating our 9-Layer Full Body Construction cookware was developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is exclusive to Health Craft.

5-ply - 9 Layers - Full Body Construction
5-ply - 9 Layers - Full Body Construction

Health Craft Induction Cookware


·                 T304L* Nicromium Surgical Stainless Steel Inside

·                 Silver Interface for Excellent Heat Conduction

·                 1145 Aluminum Alloy for Even Transfer of Heat

·                 Silver Interface for Excellent Heat Conduction

·                 3004 Pure Aluminum for Controlled Heat Distribution

·                 Silver Interface for Excellent Heat Conduction

·                 1145 Aluminum Alloy for Even Transfer of Heat

·                 Silver Interface for Excellent Heat Conduction

·                 T430* Induction Compatible Surgical Stainless Steel Outside

  • Exclusive Features*

    Thermal-Plex Plenco™ Handles & Knobs oven safe to 300°F “White” 350°F “Black”*

    Choice of Black Handles “Silver Classic™” or White Handles “Gold Classic™” *

    Cut and Polished Rims for a Better Look, Better Vapor Seal, and Easy to Clean*

    Stainless Steel Ferrules and Connections to Avoid Stripping and Rusting*

    Name, Size of Pan, and Customer Service Phone Number on each Pan*

    Snap-On & Push Button Handles (no screws to continuously tighten)*

    No Screws, Rivets, or Weld Marks to collect Food and Bacteria*

    Designed for all stovetops including Induction

    Recommended by Leading Cookbook Authors*

    Stack Cooking 5-ply High Dome Cover*

    Packed by Sets with No Duplications*

    Self Serving and Self Storing Covers*

    Vapor-Sealed Weighted Covers*

    Hanging Loop on all Handles*

    Flame Guards on all Handles

    Dishwasher Safe

    Vapor Vent™*

Exclusive Induction Cooking
Exclusive Induction Cooking

Induction Cooking

Health Craft uses the principles of electromagnetism to heat the T430 magnetic Surgical Stainless Steel on the outside, transferring heat quickly and efficiently to the inside. Induction Technology offers levels of efficiency, control and safety unavailable from electric and gas cook-tops or microwave ovens.  With ever increasing energy costs Induction Cookware is quickly becoming the choice of millions of homeowners and professionals worldwide.


The induction cook-top has inductor coils under the ceramic surface, when a pan is set on the range an electric current passes through the coil creating a pulsing magnetic field. The metals of the pan have a natural resistance to the movement of electrons causing the pan to heat up.

It’s the pan, not the cook-top that heats up and cooks the food. Nothing outside the pan is affected by the magnetic field. As soon as the pan is removed, the range shuts off, and heat generation ceases immediately, saving energy dollars.

Health Craft Induction Cookware Saves Energy
Health Craft Induction Cookware Saves Energy


Seven (7) key advantages of Health Craft Induction Cookware:

1.       FASTER because energy is directly transferred within the pan’s T430 Surgical Stainless Steel metal, heating is faster than gas!

2.       SAFER because there is no open flame, red-hot coil or other radiant heat source to ignite fumes or flammable materials, the Health Craft Cookware helps to prevent burns and kitchen fires.

3.       CLEANER because with no grates or carbon build-up to worry about, clean up is a breeze; just use a damp cloth and wipe over the smooth, easy-to-clean ceramic glass surface.

4.       COOLER because gas ranges produce unused heat that goes into your kitchen, increasing your cooling costs, with Health Craft Induction Cookware, almost no wasted heat is produced since all the heat is being generated within the pan itself.

5.       CHEAPER because 80% of every dollar you spend on energy goes right into the pan!  Gas delivers 43% of the energy you pay for to the pan and electric about 44 to 53%.  Plus, when you remove the pan from the induction surface, the unit immediately goes into standby mode, using virtually no energy whatsoever.

6.       EVEN HEATING because the T430 magnetic stainless steel on the outside of the Health Craft cookware heats at the same level uniformly, there can be no hot spots.  The computerized monitoring feature allows maximum heating of the pan.

7.       PORTABLE the Health Craft Induction Cooking Unit can be used safely and efficiently in a boat or recreational vehicle.


Health Craft, Inc. provides the following warranties on its product line to the original consumer owner of the product, whether obtained by purchase or by gift:

 Health Craft and Health System Cookware and Accessory Pieces: Health Craft warrants that your Cookware and accessory pieces will be free from defects in material and workmanship, and will not permanently stain, rust, chip, melt, break or crack for 50 years from the date of purchase.

 Liquid Core Electric Skillets and Cookers: Health Craft warrants that your Liquid Core Electric Skillet and Cooker (except electrical parts) will be free from defects in material, and workmanship, and will not permanently stain, rust, chip, melt, break or crack for 50 years from the date of purchase. Electrical parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 1 year from the date of purchase.

Precision Series Cutlery and Health Craft Food Cutter: Health Craft warrants that our Precision Series and Health Craft Food Cutter will be free from defects in materials and workmanship, and will not permanently stain, chip, melt or break for 50 years from the date of purchase.

Note: The Precision Series cutting knives should be able to maintain a keen cutting edge provided they are used properly and periodically sharpened professionally. Knives with serrated edges should not be realigned on a sharpener.

 Implied Warranties: ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH THE PURCHASER MAY HAVE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE SAME DURATION AS THE WRITTEN WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE FOR YOUR COVERED PRODUCT. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, accordingly, the above limitation may not apply to you.

Warranty Performance: Should your covered product not comply with our warranty, return it to Health Craft postage prepaid and Health Craft will, at its option, either repair or replace the product. Health Craft may replace the product with any equivalent product or with a product incorporating a new technology or design.

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Customer Service Center


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Damage in Shipment
: Health Craft will replace any covered product damaged in shipment free of charge if you notify Hy Cite within 30 days after your receipt of the product. Simply contact the Customer Service Center. As a condition to replacement, Hy Cite may require you to make the damaged product available for pick-up at Hy Cites’ expense.

Purchase Option: If your covered product is damaged by fire or storm, or is stolen, you may purchase new replacement product at one-half (50%) of current retail price. A valid police or fire report is required for discounted purchase.

Limitation of Remedies: No representative or other person is authorized to assume for Health Craft any other liability in connection with the sale of covered products. Repair or replacement, at Health Craft's option, shall be your remedy under this warranty and in no event shall Health Craft be liable for any incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, accordingly, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Legal Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.

Return of Product: To obtain warranty service, call 1-813-885-5244 for a Return Authorization Number and vendor or manufacture address. 


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