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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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. 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.