How to Clean a Non-Stick Pan
Cleaning a nonstick pan is necessary to get rid of dirt and bacteria. However, you need to be careful as you may scratch the nonstick interior coating. It will not only damage the pan but can lead to health disorders. By cleaning it gently, you can have a clean nonstick pan. If you intend to clean it in a dishwasher, always read carefully if the pan comes in a dishwasher-safe design. Without further ado, let go directly into the steps to clean a nonstick pan.
What You Need
Soaking in Dish Soap and Warm Water
To clean a nonstick pan, you will first have to soak it in warm water. It will be not just with warm water, as you need to add a teaspoon of dish soap. However, don’t use harsh detergents or dishwashing detergents that can lead to damages. You can now fill the sink with warm water and let the pan soak for at least ten minutes. This will help to break up residue and grease smoothly so that there will be easy cleaning. It can also eliminate bacteria for better hygiene.
Baking Soda for Stubborn Dirt
By mixing baking soda and water, you can clean perfectly. For this, you will have to create a baking soda paste. This will help to remove stubborn gunk. Use a sponge or non-metallic brush and dab it gently on the interior and sides of the pan. You need to let the paste sit on the pan for at least 15 minutes. Follow it by rinsing the pan that helps to remove the paste. Keep in mind that you should never use steel wool or other metal sponges. It can lead to damage and can scratch the nonstick interior. With baking soda, there will be gentle performance as it is abrasive.
Oiling The Pan
Salt and oil can deliver great results as it helps in thorough cleaning. Use vegetable-based oil (two tablespoons) and heat it on a stove. You will now have to add three tablespoons of salt (sea salt can be great). Allow it to blend completely. Try to shake the pan by removing it from heat so that there will be an even distribution of the paste. Allow the pan to cool down and begin with washing
Wiping with Cloth
Once the cleaning is complete, you will have to allow it to dry. However, never keep the pan when it is still wet. There will be chances of rust if you don't let it dry. The best way to prevent rusting will be to use a soft dish rag or paper towels and wiping gently. It also helps to prevent the build-up of bacteria. Another thing that you need to keep in mind is that you must always protect it from heat.
So, there are four steps you need to take in order to get back your nonstick pan as good as a new pan. Take your time to wash your nonstick pan and you can wash it only when you feel like the pan has become greasy.