Modern homemakers use non-stick pans to cook their daily meals. However, good quality non-stick kitchenware is expensive. To get the best return on your investment, you must make it last longer. Never scrub your non-stick pans with a steel wool scrubber. It will scratch its coating and ruin your cookware. Read the instructions provided by the manufacturer to know the best way to care for your non-stick pans. Cleaning them is easier than regular utensils.
Use warm water to wash all your utensils to kill germs. It’s better if you wear protective gloves to avoid direct contact with any leftover food.
To remove oil stains and stubborn food residue from your non-stick cookware, use the cleaning tips given below:
1) To Remove the Film of Oil
Fill half the pan or vessel with water and add ½ a cup of vinegar to it. Boil this solution for 10 minutes and then wait for the water to cool. Throw away the water and wash your non-stick pan with dishwashing liquid and hot water. You can try using Vim Dishwash Gel for this as it is easily available in the market. Scrub the pan with a soft sponge to protect its coating.
2) To Remove Food Stains
Mix 2 tbsp. of baking soda with 1 tsp. of water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the stained area of your non-stick cookware and let it rest for 10 minutes. Now, scrub off the paste and squeeze a drop of dishwashing liquid on a damp sponge. Scrub your cookware with the damp sponge and rinse with warm water. Wipe your non-stick cookware dry with a clean towel.
3) Clean with Hot Soapy Water
It is best to wash your non-stick vessels soon after cooking. This will prevent the dirt from sticking and building up tough stains. Allow the vessels to partially cool down. Then, mix 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid in 3-4 cups of hot water. Use a non-abrasive dish pad to scrub them. Then wash as you normally do. Remember to stay away from abrasive and metal scrub pads as these could damage their finish.
Avoid using cooking sprays on your non-stick vessels as they can leave a residue on the surface which can further build up over time and get stubborn to clean
Avoid cooking on high flame as it could damage the finish and even cause discolouration
Non-stick cookware is an excellent choice for those trying to maintain a healthy diet. Keep it clean and smelling fresh and your cooking will be a lot more enjoyable.
If you are running short on time and cannot wash your non-stick cookware immediately after cooking, simply fill water in it. It will prevent the food from sticking and causing stubborn stains.