Non-stick deep frying pans can produce chef-quality results if you take the time and effort to use and care for them properly. Clean-up is a breeze, thanks to a non-stick coating that keeps food from sticking to the surface of the cookware. Additionally, it will also allow you to cook with less oil due to the non-stick surface, making it suitable for those on a diet.
An improper cleaning method can ruin the cookware. However, specific recommendations and cookware cleaning practices will help you maintain your cookware in top-notch performance.
Today, we will show you five practical cookware care tips that will prolong the lifespan of your non-stick deep frying pans:
Avoid washing it in the dishwasher.
- While most nonstick cookware is labelled as dishwasher safe but the heat from the dishwasher with detergents will cause the cookware coating to degrade over time. Why not take an extra minute to two and wash your nonstick deep frying pan by hand.
Hand wash your cookware gently.
- A gentle scrub with dish soap is enough to clean up your nonstick deep frying pan. But if the pan ended up with grease or food residue on the surface, the next time you use the pan, it may cause staining. If warm water and dish soap couldn't do the trick, make a cleaning solution with 3 tablespoons of bleach, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish detergent, and 1 cup of water. Just use this solution on the cookware's surface with a soft sponge, then re-season your pan with a swipe of cooking oil.
Avoid using metal utensils.
- Instead, use wooden, nylon, plastic or silicone-coated utensils, and don't cut anything with a knife in the pan. Metal utensils, knives and any other sharp utensils will scratch your nonstick cookware surface. Metal will scratch or chip the nonstick coating.
Only use low or medium heat.
- Do you know that nonstick cookware is not designed for high heat? High heat can damage the cooking surface and cause the release of harmful toxins that are harmful to our health. Always remember not to preheat an empty pan; it should always have oil, water, or food in it before you turn on the stove.
Do not stack your nonstick deep frying pan.
- If you need to store your pan in a cupboard because of space limitations, put a layer of paper towels between each pan. If you place your pan near any abrasive objects, it will chip the cookware coating if you're not careful.
Follow these helpful cookware care advice, and it will ensure your nonstick cookware last longer and maintain a tip-top performance.