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. Your new pan is seasoned and can be used.
Most of the time, never use heat setting that is above medium because the truth is, delicate foods your frying pan is made for do not require it and at the same time, high heat is a big enemy for delicate nonstick surfaces. 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.
Exclusive use of olive oil is highly recommended 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. Try to improvise a little bit in the event that you can’t find an olive oil spray like for instance, 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 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.
Make sure to follow it up with a thorough cleaning after every use. What you have to do here is wash it using warm water with some mild detergent but be sure that you are washing it well enough in an effort to remove all 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.
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.
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