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 best thing about this is that, majority of 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. 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.
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.
The exclusive use of olive oil is advisable which is dispensed from a 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. 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.
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. 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.
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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