How To Re-Season Your Nonstick Pots & Pans

Non stick pans are easy to keep clean, but their non-stick quality can slowly deteriorate over time with stains and scratches if they are not cleaned and handled correctly.

Fortunately, you can repair your non-stick pans and re-season any stained or scratched areas so they're as good as new!

So without further ado, here’s how you can fix them and get the non-stick back.

1. Deep cleaning your pan

Before you season a non-stick pan, deep clean it by adding 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Heat the pan on a stove until the vinegar mixture is boiling for about ten minutes, then, take the pan off the stove and wash as usual.

Once the pan is dry, rub vegetable oil on the surface with a paper towel to re-season it and get the non-stick surface back. Make sure the pan is lukewarm or at room temperature for this to work

2. Season the pan before cooking

It’s a good idea to season the pan before each use to lubricate it and protect the non-stick surface. Make sure your pan is clean and completely dry before seasoning.

Pour 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or butter onto a paper towel and rub around the bottom of the pan. Then use your non-stick pan to cook as usual.

Seasoning your non-stick pan is a quick and simple process that is far cheaper than buying a new replacement pan.

Some other tips & tricks:

-To get off stuck egg remains, use cold water to clean your pans because believe it or not hot water causes the protein to bind to the surfaces of nonstick pans, making them impossible to remove.

-To remove burned/dry food particles sprinkle the pan with ¼–½ cups baking soda, then fill the pan halfway with water. Bring the water to a boil, and the dry or burned pieces should start to release. You may want to use a silicone spatula to help the process along.

-To prevent scratches on the nonstick surface, make sure you insert paper towels between the pans during storage or stacking to prevent scratches or you can use the heat mat that comes bundled with any of our STONETEC pans for this as well.

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