Nonstick coatings are made of
polytetrafluoroethylene, a lot of syllables for what is essentially a
miraculous plastic, also said to be the most slippery substance in the
To avoid scratching a pan's nonstick surface
during use, always use plastic or wood utensils, never use metal. When
storing, you could avoid scratching a nonstick pans by placing a cloth or
a piece of paper towel between the nonstick cooking surface and any other
pans or cookware that might be placed on top of the pan.
When cooking, the cooking oil tends to bead
up in a nonstick pan. This could overcome by brushing or spraying the
food you're cooking with oil instead of spraying the pan. Coating the food
also helps prevent an oily buildup on the pan, which can eventually turn a
nonstick pan into one that sticks. Burned oil can also destroy the
nonstick coating too.