Who doesn’t love using non-stick cookware, but does a quality non-stick pan last forever? Not exactly. However, there is no need to spend big bucks to replace your non-stick pans every year since there is a way to make them last longer, and it’s actually quite simple.
The trick lies in cleaning.
Here are some easy hacks for you:
Is there anything this wonder ingredient can’t do? We think not. Baking soda is your knight in shining armour when it comes to getting food gunk off your precious pans. Make a thick paste with baking soda and a little water and gently scrub off the gunk with a soft sponge. It can even remove burnt bits from your utensils within minutes!
Warm water and soap:
The best way to keep your non-stick pans sparkling clean for longer is to clean it immediately with warm soapy water. Use a gentle dishwash liquid like The Better Home’s liquid dish soap. It wipes off the grime without damaging the nonstick coating.
Avoid abrasive scrubs:
Never use steel scrubs or any other abrasive scrub pads to clean your nonstick utensils. It’ll damage the coating and ultimately ruin your pots and pans. Like with most things in life, patience is key here.
Oil to clean greasy pans sounds like a bad joke, doesn’t it? But once you start using this method you wouldn’t want to try anything else. You don’t have to season your nonstick pan, just take a drop of cooking oil on a kitchen towel and wipe the pan after cleaning. It’ll keep the coating intact for longer and have your pans shining like new.
When your nonstick pan is covered in gunk, dumping it seems like the most tempting option. But all you really need is a handy dandy concoction of vinegar and water. Add ½ cup of vinegar to 1 ½ cups of water to the pan and put it over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it cool. It’ll loosen the grip of grease and grime. Wash with with a gentle dishwashing liquid to revive your pan.