How To Make Your Non Stick Frying Pan Last Longer
When buying a non stick frying pan in the market, there are 3 things that should come with it and these are nylon sponge, wooden spatula and of course, owner’s manual which explains how to take care of the product properly. Good thing is, most of the high quality pans come with an instruction booklet.
On the other hand, before you get too excited in using the nonstick frying pan, it will be important to thoroughly wash it in hot soapy water with a dishcloth or sponge, followed by rinsing in hot water and then, dry it out completely. When you are done, apply a small amount of cooking oil and then, wipe the excess with a paper towel. This makes the pan seasoned and ready for use.
Oftentimes, it is not recommended to use heat setting that is above medium because truth is, delicate foods your frying pan is made for are not requiring such and high heat is a big enemy for delicate nonstick surfaces at the same time. Now, nonstick does not indicate that you can cook even without using oil but, this simply gives you an advantage that you can use little amount of it.
It is highly recommended to use olive oil exclusively which is dispensed from spray container. Avoid pouring from a bottle as this will only make you to put too much from the pan. Say for example that you can’t find an olive oil spray, you may want to improvise by recycling a window cleaner spray bottle.
If you want to be sure that the nonstick surface of your pan is going to last for long, then there are a few things that you should be mindful about. For example, it’ll be smart to use plastic, silicon, wood utensils or rubber. Despite the fact that scratches do not affect nonstick properties, there’s a possibility that they may disfigure the surface so make sure to avoid metal or any type of sharp objects to cook with your nonstick pan.
After each use, make sure to follow it up with a thorough cleaning. Here, you should wash it using warm water with a mild detergent but, wash it well enough to remove oil residue. Say for example that you were not able to remove the oil completely, there is a chance that it will bake into the surface for the next time that it is heated, which will then cause impairment to the nonstick effect it has.
Whether you believe it or not, you can enjoy nonstick cooking for quite a long time so long as you follow these tips in using the pan and at the same time, treating it with a degree of respect.