Using and Caring for Nonstick Pans
Wash a Nonstick Pan Before Using
Handwash your nonstick pan with hot soapy water before using it for the first time, to remove any residues, oils, and dirt from manufacturing and shipping. Rinse well and dry completely. There is no need to ‘prime’ or ‘cure’ nonstick. It is ready to use after its initial washing.
Use Only Safe Utensils in Nonstick Pans
Always use plastic (with no rough edges), wooden spoons or heat-resistant silicone utensils, spoons, and spatulas in nonstick pans. You’ll save the coating.
Avoid Drastic Temperature Changes
Allow nonstick cookware or bakeware pans to cool completely before immersing in water. Drastic changes in temperature can cause the pan to warp, which will affect cooking performance later and it can also damage the nonstick coating.
Always Hand Wash Nonstick Pans
Dishwashing detergents are too harsh for nonstick coatings. Take a few minutes to handwash your nonstick pans in hot soapy water, rinse well and dry completely before storing.
Use a plastic scrub, sponge, or dishcloth to wash the pans. Never use scrubbers that have built-in harsh cleansers or detergents. Nonstick pans generally wash quickly and easily, requiring little scrubbing. Make certain to remove all food residue, which could bake in the pan later and damage the coating.