Q & A
Find 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.
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 Mold, 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 stoves.
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 dish soap as usual. (Cold water loosens up the starch in the food.)
Can I put the Omnia in the dishwasher?
No. It is made of aluminum, which must be washed by hand.
I put my Omnia Pan in the dishwasher. Now it is discolored and has a coating on it. Is the coating dangerous?
No, it is not dangerous. You can keep using your Omnia. The surface of the Omnia Pan will just be a little rougher.
Is the Omnia available in stainless steel?
No, the Omnia is made only in aluminum.
Does the Omnia come in different sizes?
No, the Omnia is available in one size only.
Will the Omnia work on an induction stovetop?
No. Induction provides only bottom heat, which is insufficient.
The stainless-steel base of the Omnia is magnetic, which means it does work on an induction stovetop, but the bowl shape means it usually will not get hot enough. Also, an induction stovetop does not produce hot air that can rise and produce top heat. You should not use the Omnia on an induction stove.
Can I use the Omnia on an electric burner?
Yes, Omnia works great on an electric burner, preferably 2000W.
Can I use the Omnia on a ceramic stovetop?
Yes, but please note that some older Omnia models made in 2010 have enameled steel bases, which are black and shiny, instead of stainless steel. Do not use these models on ceramic stovetops, as the enamel can damage the stove. The Omnia with stainless-steel base works fine.
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. Omnia can used on all sources of heat except induction stovetops. The challenge can be to figure out the right heat for the Omnia.
How do you clean the Silicone Mold?
Wash the mold with warm, soapy water. It is also dishwasher safe.
The Silicone Mold seems to be absorbing flavors. What should I do?
Try washing it with lemon water.
Is the Silicone Mold absolutely necessary?
Not at all. Anything you can cook in the Silicone Mold can be cooked directly in a well-greased (and floured, if you are baking) Omnia Pan. The main advantage of the Silicone Mold is that it makes clean-up easier. This is especially popular with people who like to make casseroles and other dishes that tend to stick.
My Silicone Mold is damaged. How did that happen?
Damage to the Silicone Mold 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 stove was too high. If you are using an LPG stove, it is especially important to be careful with the heat.