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The Most Common Non-Stick Questions, Answered.

09 Feb 2024

 


Non-stick cookware has become a staple in kitchens worldwide, offering convenience and ease of cooking. However, misconceptions and concerns often arise regarding its safety, maintenance, and performance. In this guide, we are demystifying non-stick cookware for you. We will not be delving into the basics of non-stick cookware such as what is it made of, etc. Instead, we will try and answer more practical questions that either pop up before purchasing or while using. So, go on keep scrolling for everything you need to know about non-stick cookware.

  1. Is Non-stick Cookware safe to use?
    Yes, nonstick cookware is generally safe when used correctly. Overheating nonstick pans can release harmful fumes, so it's essential to follow manufacturer guidelines and avoid cooking on excessively high heat. If you need further convincing, you can check out Vinod Hanos Range of non-stick cookware. They are one of the most durable cookwares that has aluminum coupled with a non-stick coating and an induction base. Vinod Hanos Range Cookware are PFOA free, non-toxic, and non-reactive with foods. They are made of thick virgin aluminium ensuring even heat distribution and its hard annodised surface makes it resistant to corrosion and high heat damage. 

  2. Why is the Non-stick pan sticking?
    There may be several reasons for your non-stick pan to start sticking. The coating of the non-stick cookware is scratched, there is a layer of stuck on food residue, or even burnt food affixed on the non-stick surface, bad or degraded non-stick coating and lastly, the cookware is dying of old age. You see, non-stick cookwares are durable but they are not meant to be passed down through generations. Some wear and tear on this type of cookware can be fixed. However, sometimes you just need to come to terms with replacing it with a new one.

  3. Can a Non-stick pan go in the oven?
    Since non-stick cookware is comprised of different materials and protective coatings, each one will react differently to high heat in the oven. For instance, putting pans in the oven will cause plastic components, such the handle, to melt. It is best to check the manufacturer's website/guidebook for further information about whether or not you can use your non-stick pan in the oven, and if so, at what temperature, to ensure that it is safe to use in the oven.

  4. Do Chefs use Non-stick Cookware?
    Non-stick Cookware is well-known and widely used by home cooks. But it is equally popular in HoReCa Kitchens. Non-stick Cookware is certainly beginner-friendly; however, it does not mean it is not used by professionals. High quality non-stick cookware such as the ones from Vinod Cookware are often used by professional chef to ensure your ordered food is cooked to perfection.

  5. Why Non-stick Cookware is better to reheat leftovers?
    While most of us turn to microwave for reheating leftovers, a non-stick pan can do a lot more than just reheating. With non-stick pan, you can spruce up your leftovers by adding a couple of more ingredients and turn it into a new dish altogether. With microwave temperature settings, you can only reheat at a particular temperature. However, with excellent heat distribution properties of a non-stick pan, you can ensure your meats are re-crisped on the outside while thoroughly heated up on the inside.

  6. Do Non-stick Pans work on induction stoves?
    It depends. If you want to confirm whether your non-stick cookware is compatible with induction stove, check the bottom of the cookware. If you read ‘induction-friendly’ or similar text, it is most likely to be induction-friendly non-stick cookware.

  7. Are Non-stick Cookware dishwasher friendly?
    It depends. If the packaging or the manufacture’s guide explicitly mention that they are dishwasher friendly, then yes. Please note that it is best to comply with the manufacturer’s guide in order to clean any cookware. This ensures that your non-stick cookware lasts longer.

Non-stick cookware offers convenience and versatility in the kitchen, but it's essential to understand how to use and maintain it properly. By taking a little extra care and following manufacturer’s guidelines, you can enjoy the benefits of non-stick cooking while ensuring safety and longevity. Happy cooking!

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