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.
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 necessarily mean that you can cook foods without oil however, it gives you the benefit of using just a little amount of it.
The exclusive use of olive oil is advisable which is dispensed from a spray container. You must never pour from a bottle as it’ll make you 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 example, it’ll be smart to use plastic, silicon, wood utensils or rubber. There’s the possibility that they may disfigure the surface despite the fact that scratches do not affect nonstick properties so try 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.