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. 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 necessarily mean that you can cook foods without oil however, it gives you the benefit of using just a 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. In the event that you can’t find an olive oil spray, try to improvise by recycling a window cleaner spray bottle.
If you want to be sure that your pan’s nonstick surface will last for a long time, there are some things that you have to be reminded of. For instance, it will be wise 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 need to wash it using warm water with mild detergent but wash it well enough to be able to remove oil residue. It may bake into the surface for the next time it is heated which can cause impairment to its nonstick effect in the event that the oil is not removed.
Whether you believe it or not, treating your nonstick frying pan with respect and following these tips at the same time, rest assure that you can enjoy nonstick cooking for a very long time.