Kitchen tips : 6 easy ways to prevent scratches in non-stick pans

Non-stick pans the most used cookware in our daily kitchen life.If by mistake non-stick pans get scratched then they failed to do the job what they are best for. Here is the list of 6 easy ways to prevent scratches in non-stick pans.

tips to prevent scractches in nonstick pans

 

6 easy ways to prevent scratches in non-stick utensils

 

Though non-stick cookware offers an easy and convenient way of cooking food. They are also very volatile if you don’t use cautiously they will leave scratches on surfaces.

Here is the list of 6 easy ways to prevent scratches in non-stick utensils will help you to avoid damaging them every time you use them.

 
 

 

The most important rule to prevent scratches in non-stick pans are never use any metal utensils which will easily scratch most non-stick pans and ruin the surface sometimes coating will come off the pan onto your food.

use silicon and wooden spatula

Always use wooden or silicone spoons and spatulas even you can use silicone-coated whisks for making sauce and gravy right in the pan instead of metal ones .

 

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Do not cook on very high heat

For longer lifespan of non-stick cookware it is advised to cook in medium flame, because most of the non-stick cookware are not usually designed to cook in very high heat.

don't cook on high flame

The very high temperature can cause to lose some of its non-stick properties, sometimes it may release toxic chemicals into the air. Consequently it will shorten the lifespan of the pan.

For safer side always follow manufacturer guidelines when in doubt.

 

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The best way to clean non stick cookware

While cleaning non-stick cookware remember one thing never use heavy cleaners like scrubbing hard with metal scouring pad, as it can damages the coating on the surface.

clean non stick cookware

Always use softer dishwasher with a sponge or plastic scrubber and only clean it by hand.

If you can’t clean a pan right away,don’t put it in the dishwasher because chemicals and the variation in temperature may cause the coating to come off., just fill it with soapy water and keep it residue from drying on.

 

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Never use cooking spray

Never use cooking spray in your non-stick pans because cooking spray usually builds up sticky residue at the surface your non-stick pan.

never use cooking spray

That will become very hard to remove. As non-stick coatings are very fragile, rubbing too much may come off coating easily and your food will start sticking on the pan.

 

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The best way to store non-stick pans or cookware

If you want to store your non-stick pans and pots or other cookware in a stack,and prevent scratches in non stick pans then place paper towels

or napkin in between them to keep the bottom of one from scratching the surface of the other.

store non stick cookware

Otherwise for safer side try to store your non stick pans hanging with plenty of space in between them. In this way your non stick pan will stay safe and scratch proof for longer duration.

 

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Season non-stick pan after cleaning

For better lifespan of non stick pans if possible you can season your non- pan with a dash of oil.Just pour a teaspoon of oil in your pan and gently rub it by palm.

season non stick pan

Though seasoning is not essential just like cast iron pan but seasoning will surely enhances life span of non stick pan.

Kitchen tips : 6 easy ways to prevent scratches in non-stick pans

tips to prevent scractches in nonstick pans

Are you worried about the scratches on non stick pans? Then check this 5 easy way to prevent scratches in non-stick pans.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • Wooden or silicone spatula
  • Soft dishwasher liquid
  • Soft sponge
  • Paper towel or napkin
  • Oil

Tools

  • Dishwasher [ Optional ]

Instructions

How to prevent scratches in non-stick pans

  1. Always use wooden or silicone spoons and spatulas instead of metal ones for making sauce and gravy right in the pan instead of metal ones .
  2. Always cook in non-stick cookware in medium flame, because most of the non-stick cookware are not usually designed to cook in very high heat.
  3. While cleaning non-stick cookware only use softer dishwasher with a sponge or plastic scrubber and only clean it by hand.
  4. Never use cooking spray in your non-stick pans because cooking spray usually builds up sticky residue at the surface your non-stick pan.
  5. At the time of cleaning the coating may come off easily and your food will start sticking on the pan.
  6. The best way to store non-stick pans and pots or other cookware in a stack, then place paper towels or napkin in between them to keep the bottom of one from scratching the surface of the other.
  7. Otherwise store your non stick pans hanging with plenty of space in between them.
  8. For better lifespan of non stick pans seasons them with just a teaspoon of oil in your pan and gently rub it by palm.

Notes

Nonstick Pan Note

  • Before using non stick pans check the instructions properly whether they are induction or gas top friendly or not.

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