How To Make Your Non Stick Frying Pan Last Longer
When you are buying nonstick frying pan in the market, there are basically 3 things that must come with it and these include the nylon sponge, wooden spatula and of course, owner’s manual telling you how to take care of it. The best thing about this is that, majority of quality pans have 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. Next, apply a small amount of cooking oil and then, wipe off the excess by using a paper towel. Now, your new pan is used and seasoned.
In most instances, you should never use heat setting that’s above medium because in reality, delicate foods your frying pan is made for do not necessarily need it and also, high heat is a big enemy for delicate nonstick surfaces. Now, nonstick doesn’t mean that you can cook without using oil but, it gives you the advantage that you’ll need to use very little amount of it.
It is highly recommended to use olive oil exclusively which is dispensed from spray container. You should never pour from a bottle because it will 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.
There are some things that you should be reminded of if you want to be sure that your pan’s nonstick surface will last for a long time. For example, it’ll be smart to use plastic, silicon, wood utensils or rubber. Even though scratches do not affect nonstick properties, there’s still the chance that they might disfigure the surface so be sure that you avoid metal or any type of sharp objects to cook with your nonstick pan.
Make sure to follow it up with a thorough cleaning after every use. Here, you need to wash it using warm water with mild detergent but wash it well enough to be able to remove oil residue. In the event that the oil isn’t removed, it might bake into the surface for the next time it’s heated causing impairment to its nonstick effect.
Treating your nonstick frying pan with respect and doing these tips as well, you can be certain that you can enjoy nonstick cooking for quite a long time.