Take Care of the Non-Stick Pans in Your Gainesville Apartment

Non-stick pans are at the same time one of the easiest type of kitchenware to clean, yet also one of the most easily damaged. The polymers, such as Teflon, which coat these pans, can be damaged if special care isn’t taken with them, and there are few things that can ruin a meal faster than a mouthful of these space-age coatings. Below are a few tips on how to properly care for your non-stick pans so you can continue to enjoy the easy clean up these products provide.

One of the most important ways that you can care for the non-stick pans in your Gainesville apartment is to use proper cooking utensils and techniques. You should never use metal utensils for stirring food in these pans since metal can scratch through the thin coatings easily.  Instead, try using a soft plastic spoon or spatula with a thick edge if possible to minimize the chances of scratching. It’s also a smart idea to cook at the lowest reasonable temperature when using a non-stick pan to minimize the chances of food burning onto the bottom. This will reduce the need to do any scrubbing, and consequently the chances of damaging the coating.

When it comes time to wash non-stick pans, be sure to only use soft, non-abrasive sponges. Steel wool pads, abrasive-backed sponges, or scrubbing pads are almost always going to be too rough to be used on the coating. If you’re having trouble with any burnt-on bits, allow them to soak and then use the least abrasive nylon scrubbing pad you can find. Also, never put non-stick pans in a dishwasher since the heat can cause the coating to weaken and potentially peel.

With a little care and by following these tips, your non-stick pans can last for years and make cleanup after meals much easier. If you’re a resident at Bellamay Grand, you can practice these tips the next time you cook in the spacious kitchen in your apartment. And if you’re looking for a luxury apartment community in Gainesville, contact our main office to schedule a tour today.

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