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How to Maintain Your Non Stick Cookware

Ensure your Non Stick Cookware lasts a long time by following these five tips and tricks.

Team Made In|Mar 25, 2021

There’s something beautiful about seeing the fresh coating on a

Non Stick Pan

as you open the box. Then, a month later, some find that shiny coating to be scratched and performing worse, and they're left wondering why. What most home cooks don’t realize is that they can preserve their non stick coatings with some simple tips, tricks, and rules that will keep their Non Stick as good as new for a very long time. Our first recommendation is purchasing a PTFE-coated

Non Stick Pan

, such as a Frying Pan, Saute Pan, Saucepan, or even a


. They last 70x longer than “ceramic” cookware, and are entirely non-toxic, and have the best releasability on the market.

Here are our 5 must-have tips and tricks to properly ensure your Non Stick Pans actually remain non stick.

1) Preheat Your Pan Properly

Before you preheat your pan, always make sure there is something in it, whether that’s oil or butter, as it is not good practice to dry heat a Non Stick Pan. Make sure to avoid cooking sprays, as they create a buildup in the pan over time, which is very hard to remove and can ruin your pan. And since our Non Stick Cookware features a 5-ply Stainless Clad body, we recommend cooking over medium heat.

2) Store Your Non Stick Correctly

Placing Non Stick Cookware near other metal or abrasive objects risks scratching your Non Stick surface. Like most people, we like to stack our cookware and store it in a cupboard. However, we always place a trivet, towel, or oven mitt over our Non Stick surface to protect it from the bottom of the pan that's resting on top of it.

3) Avoid Thermal Shock

This is true for any pan, but Non Stick Frying Pans especially. Avoid taking a hot pan and placing it in cool water. The resulting thermal shock can cause warping and/or the non stick finish to peel.

4) Avoid Metal Utensils

Use wood and silicone utensils to protect and prolong your Non Stick coating. Metal utensils, knives, and other sharp utensils will scratch your Non Stick surface. Before making any necessary cut, transfer your food from the pan to a

cutting board




5) Wash Your Pans by Hand

We always recommend hand washing Non Stick Cookware, as our Non Stick Cookware is not dishwasher safe. Most washes can be done in under 10 seconds with just soapy water and a non abrasive sponge (the soft side of the sponge only, not the scouring pad). We repeat, DO NOT place your Non Stick Pan in the dishwasher.

Upgrade Your Non Stick Cookware

Made In’s Non Stick Cookware is the best of the best. We took our Award-Winning Stainless Clad Frying Pan and added two layers of high-performing, durable PTFE-coating to it, ensuring that not only is your Non Stick Cookware going to feature the best releasability, but will also cook your ingredients evenly and efficiently due to the 5-ply construction. It is the best of both worlds.

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