Nonstick Frying Pan

A Nonstick frying pan can certainly come in handy for cooks who want to use a relatively easy pan for daily cooking. Nonstick pans are typically inexpensive, and their bottom surfaces are coated with a special chemical material that for the most part, keeps food from sticking or burning.

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While a nonstick pan can be an asset to a kitchen, it does have some downfalls that you might want to consider before purchasing. For example, metal utensils, such as knives, spatulas and other sharp-edged items, can mar or scratch the nonstick frying pan’s surface permanently.

Avoid Heat Damage

In addition, you should keep heat to a low or medium flame when cooking, as high heat can damage the nonstick material.

Washing

Cleaning up is also easy since foods almost always melt away when immersed under water so you don't have to scrub as hard. However, while many nonstick frying pan manufactures say you can place a nonstick frying pan in the dishwasher safely, you are taking a chance on the nonstick component becoming less effective over time. It is best to wash and dry the nonstick frying pan with mild dish soap and a soft sponge or cloth in order to keep it from becoming damaged.