Tips for Taking Better Care of Your Nonstick Cookware

Based on experience, it’s really hard to remove the stain under the pan compared to its surface. If you are having the same problem with me, you can try this cleaning tips for¬†nonstick cookwares.

I’ll admit I was clueless about nonstick cookware. I bought a brand-new nonstick skillet, with the intention of making eggs, and after a few months I found the eggs were already sticking to the surface of the pan. I had always sprayed it with a short blast of cooking spray and cooked at moderate heat: What gives? Oh, cooking spray is pretty much the worst lubricant for nonstick pans? It was news to me.


First of all, if you’re like me, you may need to start by cleaning and attempting to repair the damage you (unknowingly!) caused. Using cooking sprays can result in a residue buildup on the cookware, which causes food to cook unevenly and counteract the nonstick nature of the pan.

Clean and Repair

  • All-Clad recommends using a paste of equal parts baking soda and water to gently scrub the pan, using a non-metallic sponge or brush. Don’t forget the sides! Rinse well and dry.
  • Repair the surface by pouring a small amount of vegetable oil in the pan, rubbing it into the pan, and wiping off any excess with a paper towel.
  • Do not put the pan in the dishwasher. I know some claim to be dishwasher-safe, but the high heat and strong dishwashing detergents weather a pan far quicker than a bath in the sink.

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