There is nothing that can give you that much pleasure to start your day as cooking the perfect omelette. And if you want perfect omelettes then you all you need is the best non-stick omelette pan. Non-stick pans are easy to clean, and allow for cooking without using much butter or oil.
However, non-stick omelette pan has its lifespan and when used incorrectly, it’s also easy to damage. Here are my tips on how to care for non-stick pan that may help your pan last for longer.
#1 Cook your non-stick pan over low and medium heat
Being cooked over high heat can have many harmful effects. Being exposure to high heat over time are bad for the non-stick coating on the omelette pan. High heat will deteriorate the non-stick coating surface.
Not only that, there are some non-stick omelette pan are made of unhealthy non-stick coating. Cooking over high heat can accidentally release unhealthy, potentially toxic vapours. This is why I would like recommend you to cook over low and medium heat with non-stick omelette pan.
#2 Season omelette pan
Many people think that non-stick pans do not need to preseason and re-season. But this is not only help your pan last longer, it will also improve the way food cooks in it.
To preseason your pan, you just need to rise and cook it under medium heat until the pan is completely dry. then use a paper towel to rub about a teaspoon of oil around the internal bottom of the pan. You also should re-season your pan by rubbing it will a small amount of oil each time before using it.
#3 Do not use any sharp or abrasive objects for non-stick omelette
Not only cooking, but also when cleaning, if you use sharp objects like, knives or metal spatulas to stir food or flip your omelette or if you use steel wool to clean omelette pan, these things can scratch and damage the finish coating on the pan. One the finish coating of non-stick pan starts to peel, it is better to replace it.
If you want to flip your omelette or stir food, you should use wooden spoons or silicone spatulas. For cleaning non-stick omelette pan, use a soft dishrag or non-metallic sponge or brush.
#4 Hand wash your non-stick pan
The fact that most non-stick omelette pans claim to be dishwasher safe, however, super hot water and harsh detergents in the dishwasher can damage the non-stick coating over time. Hand washing will keep and maintain the pan’s coating last for a lot longer than a dishwasher.