You Should Be Seasoning Your Non Stick Cookware

Seasoning your Non Stick Cookware is not necessary, but it can help your Non Stick surface last longer.

  • Team Made In
  • Feb 27, 2023
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There’s no better feeling than cooking with an excellent non stick pan. Not only does food remove easily, but cleanup is done in seconds. But to keep your pan in peak condition, it requires proper care, and one way to care for your non stick cookware is to season it.

While this might seem redundant, since non stick cookware comes with a layer of PTFE coating that acts as a seasoning, it will ultimately help with the longevity and effectiveness of the non stick surface.

What Is Seasoning?

"Seasoning" your non stick cookware isn't all that different from seasoning a carbon steel pan and doesn't need to be done as often. In this case, "seasoning" means applying a thin layer of a neutral oil in order to fill small pores in the surface coating and further prevent food from sticking. A seasoned non stick surface may be able to help out a pan that lost some of its non stick properties.

Whether it’s a saute pan, saucepan, or frying pan, seasoning the non stick surface can ensure there are no uneven spots on your pots and pans as you continue to use them.

How to Season a Non Stick Frying Pan

To get started with seasoning your pan, you'll need a neutral oil, dishcloth or paper towel, and dish soap.

Step 1: Clean Your Pan

Using the soft side of a sponge, wash the surface of your Non Stick Pan with warm water and dish soap. Dry with a clean dish towel or microfiber rag.

Step 2: Apply Oil

Once your pan is completely dry, apply a light layer of a neutral oil (like vegetable or canola) onto the surface of the pan with a paper towel.

Step 3: Heat It Up

Heat the oiled Frying Pan over medium heat on a burner for 1-2 minutes, and then remove it from the burner and let cool.

Step 4: Wipe it Out

Use a paper towel to gently wipe any excess oil from the pan, then. you're ready to get cooking.

Repeat this process whenever you notice your pan has lost some of its non stick properties. That said, if your pan is only non stick after being seasoned or it's showing other signs of age like deep discoloration or scratches in the coating, it may be time to replace it. Check out our care video to ensure your non stick coating lasts as long as possible.

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Long-lasting non stick coating starts with a high-quality pan, like our entire Non Stick Collection. We took our Award-Winning 5-Ply Stainless Clad Cookware and put two layers of non-toxic PTFE-coating over it to give the even and consistent heating of our Stainless Clad composition combined with a seriously slick and long-lasting PTFE-coating. Together, this makes for a close-to-perfect Non Stick Pan, trusted by restaurants and loved by home cooks.

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