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. The good thing is, most of high quality pans have an instruction booklet.
Just before you start using your newly bought non stick frying pan, you have to 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 and then, wipe off the excess by using a paper towel. This makes the pan seasoned and ready for use.
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. 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.
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. Even though scratches do not affect nonstick properties, there’s still the chance that they might disfigure the surface so be sure that you avoid metal or any type of sharp objects to cook with your nonstick pan.
After each use, you should follow it up with a thorough cleaning. 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. Say for example that you were not able to remove the oil completely, there is a chance that it will bake into the surface for the next time that it is heated, which will then cause impairment to the nonstick effect it has.
Treating your nonstick frying pan with respect and doing these tips as well, you can be certain that you can enjoy nonstick cooking for quite a long time.