About Non Stick Frying Pans
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.
Before you start using your newly bought non stick frying pan, you should wash it thoroughly in a 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. Now, your new pan is used and seasoned.
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 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.
Exclusive use of olive oil is highly recommended 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 your pan’s nonstick surface will last for a long time, there are some things that you have to be reminded of. To give you a quick example, using plastic, silicon, wood utensils or rubber will be smart. 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.
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. 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, 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.