How to Care for Non-Stick Cookware
So you’re settling down. One of the most important things every home-maker wannabe should have is a set of cookware to handle all meal preps. A non-stick Calphalon is probably the best choice to go for. Gone are the days when you can’t fry a perfectly sunny-side up egg. But know your cookware. Here’s how.
The best way to clean your Teflon is to use hot soapy water. Since it’s non-stick, there’s no need to scrape it with a rough cleaner or a steel wool. If you want to wipe it, you can use either a dishcloth or a soft sponge. There are also specially-made Teflon cleaners out in the market which are guaranteed to be gentle scrubbers.
For starters, you can wipe the interior of your non-stick cookware with a small amount of cooking oil.
When cookware accessories, it’s best to use wooden cooking spoons or plastics because the metal kind might damage the cooking surface. Remember to never do some cutting in the surface as this can greatly cause damage to the non-stick coating.
Is it microwave-safe? It is very wise to know if your non-stick cookware is safe to use inside a microwave. Other materials of the cookware might not be microwave-safe. This is a case-to-case situation. The best thing to do is to check the manual if the kind of Teflon cookware you have is indeed microwave-safe.
The “original” non-stick material Teflon is known to emit toxic fumes when used for very high heat cooking.
January 21, 2008 Monday at 4:30 pm