Find the answers to questions frequently asked by our customers here.
How does the Omnia work?
Omnia consists of three parts that must always be used together. The clever design means you get both top and bottom heat.
Helpful hint! Fill the Omnia Pan halfway up when you are going to bake things that will rise, like bread and cakes. You can fill the pan a bit higher with foods that do not rise, but never more than one inch below the top. If the Omnia Pan is too full, the food may burn at the bottom before it is done on the top.
Should there be water in the base?
No, do not put water in the base. The bottom heat rises from the hot air.
Do you have to grease the Omnia?
Yes. If you use the Silicone Mould, it should always be generously greased and if you are using it to bake, flour it too.
How do I know what heat I should use?
The Omnia manual includes helpful hints about setting the heat on various cookers.
How do you clean the Omnia?
The best way to clean the Omnia Pan is with cold water. Pour cold water in the Pan, let it stand for a while, then wash with a little washing-up liquid as usual. The cold water loosens up the starch in the food.
Can I put the Omnia in the dishwasher?
No! Aluminium must be washed by hand.
I put my Omnia Pan in the dishwasher. Now it is discoloured and has a coating on it. Is the coating dangerous?
No, it is not dangerous. You can keep using your Omnia. The Pan will just be a little rougher and not as nice and smooth as before.
Is the Omnia available in stainless steel?
No, the Omnia is made only in aluminium.
Does the Omnia come in different sizes?
No, the Omnia is available only in one size.
Does the Omnia work on an induction hob?
No, induction provides only bottom heat, and not enough heat.
The stainless-steel base of the Omnia is magnetic, which means that it does work on an induction hob, but the bowl shape means it usually does not get hot enough. Also, an induction hob does not produce hot air that can rise and produce top heat. Do not use the Omnia on an induction hob.
Can I use the Omnia on an electric burner?
Yes, the Omnia works great on an electric burner, preferably 2000W.
Can I use the Omnia on a ceramic hob?
Yes. A couple of notes, though.
A couple of notes though. Some older models of the Omnia made in 2010 have a base of enamelled steel (which is black and shiny) instead of stainless steel. These models should not be used on ceramic hobs. The enamel can damage the hob. The Omnia with a stainless-steel base works fine, as do even older models of the Omnia that have a black, slightly rough base.
Does the Omnia work on a Trangia stove?
Yes, the Omnia works on a Trangia stove. Place the oven where you would normally use the frying pan.
Can I use the Omnia on a barbecue?
Yes indeed. Omnia can used on all sources of heat except induction hobs. The challenge can be to figure out the right heat for the Omnia.
How do you clean the Silicone Mould?
Wash it with warm water and washing-up liquid. It is also dishwasher safe.
The Silicone Mould seems to be absorbing flavours. What should I do?
Try washing it with lemon water.
Is the Silicone Mould absolutely necessary?
Not at all. Anything you can cook in the Silicone Mould can also be made directly in a well-greased (and floured, if you are baking) Omnia Pan. The main advantage of the Silicone Mould is that it is easier to wash up. This is especially popular with people who like to make casseroles and other dishes that tend to stick to the Omnia Pan.
My Silicone Mould is damaged. How did that happen?
Damage to the Silicone Mould is usually caused by heat that is too high. Either the base was not used (it must always be used!) or the heat from the cooker was too high. If you are using an LPG cooker, it is especially important to be careful with the heat.