We love our non-stick pots, don’t we? It makes for easy cooking, and glides food right off the surface. Thanks to our Teflon coated cookware, we can use less oil to fry or saute, and we can be a tiny bit less attentive without worrying that doing dishes will be a nightmare afterwards.
- Always read the manufacturer’s guide when buying a new Teflon product. Many manufacturers have recommendation on how to best clean and maintain your Teflon product.
- Use a soft sponge or dishcloth, do NOT use a scouring pads. The quality of non-stick cookware does not require the use of abrasive cleaners, however if you want to add a little more power to the difficult spots, use a soft scrub cleaner.
- Avoid scratching your non-stick coated cookware at any cost. Use wooden or silicon spatulas (or nylon) to stir the contents and shy away from metal items or any kind that can scratch the surface of your cookware. Non-stick coatings are delicate.
- Rinse cookware as soon as you have finished cooking and have let it cool down. It’s imperative you let it cool down first, otherwise you can damage the Teflon coating.
- If you find that there are some tough sticky spots that may be difficult to clean later, let it soak in water and a little bit of dishwashing liquid. You can also fill the pot or pan with lukewarm water and add a teaspoon of baking soda.
- To avoid water spots or streaks, dry your non-stick cookware immediately.
- Use warm water and slowly wash in circular motion using the soft sponge. If you find that there are some tough spots still, use baking soda to facilitate cleaning. Baking soda is a cleaning secret that comes in useful for many difficult cleaning situations!
- e How recommends that you remove discolorations from the bottom of the pan as soon as you notice them, using a cleanser and polish called Bar Keepers Friend. Most manufacturers recommend this cleanser by name as the safest way to keep your cookware looking its best. Make a paste of this non-abrasive cleanser with a little water and rub the discolorations in a circular motion. This keeps shiny bottoms gleaming.