About Non Stick Frying Pans
There are three things that must come with a nonstick frying pan when you plan to buy one in the market and these are nylon sponge, wooden spatula and of course, owner’s manual explaining how to take care of this product correctly. The best thing about this is that, majority of quality pans have 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. Next, apply a small amount of cooking oil then wipe off the excess 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 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 the nonstick surface of your pan is going to last for long, then there are a few things that you should be mindful about. 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. 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, 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.