How to Clean Nonstick PansWhy is nonstick cookware a dream to clean? It’s right in the name! Nothing sticks, and when there are bits of dried-on food, they’re easy to clean off. Here are the super-easy basics on how to get clean nonstick pans.

How to Clean

Wash the nonstick pan shortly after use. It should be cool enough for you to handle safely. You can use any nylon scrubber or sponge to clean your nonstick pan. Apply a few drops of soap to your sponge and scrub the pan’s surface. Rinse and dry with a clean cloth.

How to Remove Residue

Your nonstick pan will have residue if you do not rinse or wash it right away (or if you burnt something onto it!). When you meet with stubborn food scraps, make a paste from baking soda and water. Cover the residue with the paste and let that sit for a minute. Then scrub with your sponge. The food should come right off! Rinse and then dry the cookware with a clean cloth.

General Tips

  • Do not use metal utensils on your nonstick pan. The metal will scratch off the Teflon or other nonstick coating. Not only does this decrease the functionality of the pan, but it could allow the chemicals to mix with your food.
  • The no-metal rule includes using stainless steel for cleaning. Don’t do it!
  • Use rubber or wooden utensils on your nonstick cookware instead.
  • Read the instructions for your pan before placing it in the dishwasher. Some nonstick pans are not dishwasher-safe.

Clean Nonstick Pans are Almost Effortless!

Nonstick pans are modern marvels that make cooking and cleaning so much easier. As long as you follow these tips, your nonstick cookware will help you out in the kitchen for a long time to come.