About Non Stick Frying Pans
There are three things that must come with a nonstick frying pan when you plan to buy one in the market and these are nylon sponge, wooden spatula and of course, owner’s manual explaining how to take care of this product correctly. The good thing is, most of high quality pans have an instruction booklet.
On the other hand, before you get too excited in using the nonstick frying pan, it will be important to thoroughly wash it in 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. Your new pan is seasoned and can be used.
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 doesn’t mean that you can cook without using oil but, it gives you the advantage that you’ll need to use very little amount of it.
The exclusive use of olive oil is advisable which is dispensed from a spray container. You should never pour from a bottle because it will make you to 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 the nonstick surface of your pan is going to last for long, then there are a few things that you should be mindful about. To give you a quick example, using plastic, silicon, wood utensils or rubber will be smart. Despite the fact that scratches do not affect nonstick properties, there’s a possibility that they may disfigure the surface so make sure 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. 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.
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.