Big mistakes when using nonstick cookware
When you're making an omelet there's nothing better than a nonstick skillet until one day you find your creation sticks to the pan, leaving you to serve a dish that looks like scrambled eggs and a mess to scrub clean. What went wrong? You may have made some of the following big mistakes when you were cooking with your nonstick frypan.
1. Using nonstick cooking spray
The spray actually cooks onto the surface and becomes almost impossible to remove. The result: Your pan is no longer nonstick.
2. Preheating an empty pan
When you heat your pan with nothing in it, it can become way-hot which impacts its surface's nonstick properties, not for the better.
3. Cooking over high heat
Here, too, overheating the pan can results in a loss of nonsticktivity.
4. Cutting with a knife
You're bound to make little cuts in the surface which can lead to sticking.
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5. Scrubbing with an abrasive pad or cleaner
Every time you do this, you remove a little bit of the finish.
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-By Sharon Franke
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