Non-stick cookware is a vital part of kitchen equipment and they are easy to use and are easy to clean. Nonstick pans do have some problems, because they are damaged easily with metal utensils and by cleaning methods. When scratches occur on nonstick cookware it causes food to begin to stick and makes clean up harder to do. Most people think that if the Teflon is scratched then the pan will need to be thrown out but that is not always the case. There is an easy repair that can be made to save your nonstick cookware.
Nonstick cookware repair spray can be purchased at most large kitchen centers and even online. This spray is used to create a new coat over the inside of the pan so that sticking is not a problem and clean up will be easier. To use the repair spray you need to start with a clean pan. Wash the pan and be sure that all the food residue is out of the pan. After the pan is cleaned and rinsed then make sure that it is completely dry. After all the water is dried up on the pan you can spray the pan with the repair spray. The spray will have to dry for about thirty minutes after spraying the pans.
While the pans are drying preheat the oven to five hundred degrees. After the oven is preheated place the pans in the oven for about forty five minutes. Let the pans cool completely and then wash the pans with a soft sponge and mild soap. You should allow the pans to air dry completely before you use them again. The nonstick cookware repair spray when used correctly will keep food from sticking to the pan and will make clean up easy again.
As most people know the Teflon coating in pans are either black or gray. The repair spray is clear and for this reason when you cover the pan with the spray it will not hide the scratches or the imperfections in the Teflon. There are ways that you can fix the scratches and imperfections in the Teflon pans. You can use a Bar-B-Que grill paint on the pans. Use the paint to cover the scratches and then spray the pan with the nonstick cookware repair spray . Allow the paint to completely dry before spraying with the repair spray. The repair spray can be used on pans made with Teflon, porcelain, metals and even glass.
Repairs can be made to nonstick pans. You can use the repair spray or you can have it re-coated by a manufacturing company. If you choose to use the repair spray be sure that it is done is a well ventilated area and that you are following all directions as they are stated on the can. The pans that you use the spray on will need to be oven safe because they will need to be in a five hundred degree oven for forty five minutes. To save yourself the hassle be careful what kind of utensils that are used in the nonstick pans and watch how they are cleaned.