Non-stick cookware has revolutionized the way we cook, making meal preparation and clean-up a breeze. To ensure your non-stick pans and pots remain in prime condition for years to come, it's essential to follow a few simple yet effective care tips. In this article, we'll delve into the key practices you need to know for maintaining your non-stick cookware and keeping it performing at its best.
Seasoning your pan:
Just like cast iron, non-stick cookware benefits from seasoning. Before your first use, we'd always advice to wash your pan first to clean it from any residue that may remain from the manufacturing process. You may then proceed to boil water in the pan and then pour it away after.
After that, lightly coat the cooking surface with a thin layer of oil by using a paper towel to wipe the oil all over the interior cooking surface. This process helps establish a protective layer that enhances the non-stick properties and prevents food from sticking. Remember, this initial seasoning is crucial for maintaining the effectiveness of your non-stick coating.
Silicone or Gentle Utensils: A Must-Have
Choose your utensils wisely. Always opt-for utensils made of silicone, wood, or plastic when cooking with non-stick pans. These materials are gentle on the coating and prevent scratches. Avoid metal utensils, as they can damage the surface and reduce its longevity.
Low to Medium Heat:
The sweet spot for Non-stick cookware performs optimally at low to medium heat settings. High temperatures can cause the non-stick coating to deteriorate over time. Cooking over moderate heat not only preserves the non-stick properties but also prevents potential health concerns associated with overheated non-stick pans.
Handwashing: Handle with Care
Although most of our ranges are dishwasher-safe, handwashing is still the best option for ensuring your Non-stick cookware's longevity. Use a soft sponge or cloth with mild dish soap to gently clean the surface. Avoid abrasive scrubbers, that may scratch or corrode the non-stick coating. Additionally, remember to always allow your cookware to cool down before washing to prevent warping.
Accidentally burn your pan?
We understand, accidents happen from time-to-time and you may have overcooked that fish or chicken you were cooking. Our best advice to remove the burn marks would be to soak your stained pans in warm water for a few hours, then gently rub it with a soft sponge to remove the burn stains. For tough stains, add baking soda to your hot water and let it sit, then use the solution to scrub your pan after.