Before you discard that worn-out skillet, take this opportunity to learn some tricks on proper restoration. Stay with us as we reveal basic tips on how to fix scratched non-stick pan.
It turns out that you can easily fill tiny gaps caused by scratches when you use the right type of oil. The process is basically referred to as seasoning. However, it will only be effective after you clean the pan thoroughly.
Before we proceed to the seasoning process, check out these tips about deep-cleaning nonstick pans:
- Pour water, baking soda, and vinegar into the pan.
- Boil the mixture over medium heat.
- Wash off the mixture with mild dish soap.
- Wipe the pan with a soft cloth until its surfaces are completely dry.
Next, you’re free to choose whether to use vegetable oil or coconut oil before seasoning the pan. If you prefer vegetable oil, here’s what you should do:
- Use low heat in warming the pan.
- Set the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spread vegetable oil all over the pan.
- Place the pan in the oven for two hours.
- Turn off the oven.
- Leave the pan inside the oven overnight.
Meanwhile, with coconut oil, follow these steps:
- Heat the pan over medium heat for three minutes.
- Pour two tablespoons of coconut oil into the pan.
- Move your wrist in circular motions while holding the pan to spread the coconut oil.
- Leave the pan on the stove until it releases smoke.
- Remove the pan to cool it down.
- Gently rub the pan with a paper towel.
Learning how to fix scratched non-stick pan will save you time and money. Good thing that it only needs deep-cleaning and seasoning.