Best way to seasoning non stick pans is typically varies based on the types of nonstick coating. There are 4 types of nonstick pan- Teflon coated, ceramic coated, granite or stone coated, Enameled coated cast iron skillet .
In very short: seasoning or re-coating is a process to provide an extra coating on any nonstick cookware that helps in 2 different ways-
Firstly, It makes the coating long lasting, so you can use it for long time. For long time more rejuvenate process makes the nonstick surface resilience on the skillets.
Secondly, It prevents the foods from sticky on the cooking surface.
Alert: Before you seasoning any sticky less skillet 1st wash it with soapy worm water; in other word it removed all the surface chemicals from the cookware.
Nonstick cookware’s are very useful for not only to prepare oil less healthy foods; but, it also save your time, start from effortless food releasing to easy to clean facility. In every developed country every house hold must have at-least nonstick skillet/ cookware.
No, it’s not necessary the cookware will be (POFA free) Teflon coated; it might be ceramic, granite or enameled coated pans. Nonstick pans are very useful for easy eggs over, flan or desserts preparation, searing a fish or even baking vegetables.
How Non Stick Pans Are Made?
The inner core metal portion is constructed with either aluminum (hard anodized & non anodized), stainless steel or carbon steel. As per the coating part it either be non harmful teflon or ceramic or granite coating.
As per our experience ceramic & granite coated nonstick frying pans are more durable & scratch resistant as compared to the Teflon coated skillets.
Natural ceramic or granite nonstick cookware’s are made by several layers of coating. Any premium quality pots and pans nonstick coating glossy, free from leaching effect & completely non-pours.
The base portion is either impact bonded with magnetized or non-magnetized metals; and, that makes the pots/ pans compatible or non compatible with induction coooktops.
How To Fix Scratched Non Stick Pan?
Scratches on nonstick coating can make leaching effect; if the core metal is non anodized aluminum or carbon steel, citrus foods react with metal as an effect it ads flavored, oxidized chemical to foods.
In general scratches can be fixed in two ways either by using nonstick coating repairing spray, or through seasoning; repeat it for multiple times.
Lastly, you have to take care few things to make the coating long lasting; like-
- Do hand wash, with soft sponge pad & soapy water.
- Don’t use metallic utensils; especially on Teflon coated cookware’s.
- Avoid pre heating the empty pan for long time.
- Please, don’t chops the veggies on skillet, it scratches the coating.
How Properly We Can Seasoning Non Stick Pan?
Clean the pan with hot soapy water to keeps out chemicals form the inner surface.
Coat the nonstick coating with any less Smokey vegetable oil.
Heat the pan either on stove-top or under oven. heating under the oven is much effective as compared to on a cook-tops. Must check the thermal safety point as recommended by the manufactured.
Cool down it at room temperature & dry it.
Repeat the process for multiple times (at least 3 times).
(Read more from wiki site).
How Long Seasoning Process Takes Time?
If you are seasoning on a gas or electric cook-tops then season it to 60 to120 second.
In case of oven it takes 3 to 5 minutes.
How Often Should I Re-coated my Non Stick Pans?
Minimum 3 to 4 times in a year. Means every 3 to 4 month after you need to seasoning the pan. At least 3 times re-coating is most recommended for each time seasoning.
Does Olive Oil Ruin Non Stick Pans?
No it absolutely not, you can repair the coating using olive oil, (not extra virgin or virgin olive oil). But, as per our knowledge we need smoky oil work best for seasoning.
So the best option will be use coconut or peanut oil; moreover, we can also use the Grapeseed oil or canola oil for seasoning.
Can We Use Butter For Seasoning?
Butter also has low smoky point, that’s why try to avoid it along with the extra virgin olive oil.
Do We Need To Re-coated the Nonstick Skillet Before Use It?
I know many people use pre-season the skillet, before they actually use it. As per my recommendation we don’t need it.
But you can go for lite seasoning maybe with olive oil; one time seasoning is enough for a brand new sticky less frying pan.
How Should We Take Care Any Nonstick Pan?
Before cooking don’t pre heat the skillet for long time. It damages the coating, even it can create flaking issues.
Hand wash the cookware’s as much as you can. Harsh scrubbing with hard pad/ scotch brite or metallic net; it decreases the durability. Foods often get sticky with the pan surface.
Don’t try to chops the vegetable on the nonstick surface. it create several scratches; that may causing for leaching effect.
Use wooden or silicon utensils for food revealing.
Never pour hot cookware under cold ( or even room temperature) water. The sudden shrinking effect creates the flaking problem. Always cool down the pan at room temperature then submerged under the worm soapy water for easy cleaning. Don’t keep all the nonstick cookware at one place. The bottom portion of one pan may scratches on the other skillet cooking surface. If possible you can hang on the pans, must ensure there is enough space between each skillet.
Is Teflon Coated Cookware Danger For Our Health?
The main concern of teflon cookware is POFA & POFS. But, in today’s modern nonstick coating the teflon is completely free from this two chemicals. Another fact is it doesn’t create any health issue until & unless flaking problem start on cooking surface.
As per our research Teflon is thermal safe till 250C, which is definitely a high temperature. So, you are preparing meal at low or medium low temperature then, you need not to worry about it. You can use Teflon coated cookware it’s completely safe.
What Is The Best Inner Core Material For Nonstick Cookware?
Hard anodized aluminum is the best non-toxic & non reactive metal for nonstick cookware. Stainless steel thermal conductivity is very low; that’s why it distribute heat from the base portion to the wall in a poor way.
On the other hand, pure aluminum react with citrus foods (in case any scratches appeared on the pan surface).
We have tried to cover the each & every aspect of seasoning non-stick pan. In case you want to read more about ceramic vs granite vs Teflon coated nonstick pots & pans.