Questions tagged [non-stick]

Questions about non-stick cooking surfaces, including seasoned cast-iron, Teflon, and other non-stick coatings.

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Is nonstick cooking bad for the environment? [duplicate]

I have a nonstick (i.e., PTFE-based) skillet which I need to replace. I make egg and cheese omelets every morning with no extra oil/butter, so nonstick seems to "serve up and clean up" the ...
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In which cases is it best to cook in either a regular non-stick pan or a wok?

In my home, we use 2 types of pans most of the time when cooking, apart from our rice pot and some other equipment, I don't know what to call it. These pans are a big wok, and 3 non-stick pans, small ...
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How to decrease sticking during frying without adding fats

Are there ways to introduce anti-sticking food additives for frying batter like substances and very high protein solutions without introducing excess fats into the recipe? With some of my experiments ...
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How do I choose the best nonstick pan or coating, for high heat on an electric cook top? [duplicate]

After reading Nonstick Pan Ruined in High Heat? and Why did my Zwilling Aluminium pan cookware surface corrode just after 1 month?, I'm still afraid of accidentally buying shoddy non stick coating or ...
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When jaggery / sugar syrup mix is rolled on to sheets, what kind of sheets would be most suitable - least sticky?

When jaggery / sugar syrup mix is rolled on to sheets, what kind of sheets would be most suitable - least sticky? The recipe: Black Til Chikki What kind of non sticky sheets and paper would be most ...
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Is iron skillet seasoning a carcinogen [closed]

I switched to cast-iron skillet/griddle (dont know what it's technically called) recently for my omelette because I read somewhere that non-stick coating can leak carcinogen during cooking For cast-...
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How to prevent scorching and sticking when boil soy milk

So long story short, I really like making tofu at home and I have done it a lot of times. I am pretty happy with my end results, but the boiling soy milk part always bothers me. No matter how much I ...
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Can I bake cookies without baking paper?

I just returned from the store with all the ingredients for baking cookies, and now I notice that I am out of baking paper. Is there some common household item I can use instead (Regular paper? ...
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Is non-stick aluminum foil safe to use on the grill?

Is non-stick aluminum foil safe to use on the grill? My personal grill is propane. I'm concerned that using this for a foil packet style of cooking will heat the non-stick so hot that it degrades. Not ...
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Can I use this air fryer basket with a non-stick coating as a grill basket?

Scenario For (reasons), I have an extra inner basket for this model of air fryer. I have completely removed the handle assembly; what I'm left with is a single piece of non-stick coated metal. I've ...
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What is my Paella Pan made of?

I bought a paella pan at a flea market. I have no idea what metal(s) it's made of. It cooks like a nonstick but doesn't have a commercial nonstick coating. I clean it by washing it with dawn and hot ...
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Why does oil puddle in some non-stick frying pans but not in others?

I have an old teflon frying pan with a non-stick coating (I think all teflon pans are non-stick, but let's not be picky :) ). If I pour some oil on it, it doesn't spread out and cover the pan, it ...
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What to use to cut things on non stick surfaces?

I had brought brownies baked in a non-stick pan to a potluck. My friend used a metal knife to cut the brownies and scratched up my pan. I plan to bring a non-stick safe knife in the future to save ...
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Seasoned Cast Iron NOT being Non-stick

I've seasoned my cast iron for about 6 times after I got it. It is a 10" Lodge skillet. I used flaxseed oil for seasoning the cast iron pan. Followed every step found on the web, thin layer, baked at ...
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Cooking with sugar makes pan very difficult to clean

I was improvising with some scrambled eggs, and decided to put a spoonful of white sugar in while cooking them. The recipe was good, but the subsequent coating of egg on the teflon pan was very ...
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What pros and cons two-sided grill has if compare to pan?

There two-sided (both sided heating up) electric grills with non-stick surface. I understand cooking gonna be a little more expensive because electricity instead of gas, but what else except that?
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Is a degraded Teflon pan toxic to all of its users?

We have an induction cooktop at home. We use a teflon pan from IKEA, roughly 24 cm in diameter. This pan is frequently used on level 7 of the induction stove. Based on limited measurement with an IR ...
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Nonstick Pan Ruined in High Heat?

I bought a nonstick Greenpan at Williams and Sonomo. It was kind of expensive like $100. It was working great. Then someone used it on high heat. Now it sticks a lot. Visually, I don't see ...
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Cooking temperatures with non-stick cookwear

I'm looking at replacing most of my cookware, since it's beginning to show signs of wear. A lot of what I've been looking at is various brands of non-stick options. However, I've noticed a trend. The ...
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After full reseasoning of my cast iron, eggs are still sticking

Hey there Cast Iron pros, I've liked my cast iron but it hasn't been very non-stick. When making eggs, even with oil and a good hot heat before adding to pan, eggs will stick to the pan. I'm hoping ...
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No Cornmeal - steel cut oats to coat pan?

I'm trying to make English muffin bread, without the cornmeal (oops). Will steel cut oats work as the crumbly non-stick coating in the pans?
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Can you cook cut potatoes in a nonstick frying pan without oil?

Will it still cook properly this way?
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Non stick pan browning milk vs stainless steel

We recently purchased a nonstick medium pot but have been encountering problems while making mac & cheese. The milk seems to be browning/toasting with all settings on our induction cooker ...
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I left my non-stick pan in the oven while it was preheating, can I still use it?

Long story short, I left my non-stick pan in the oven while it was preheating. Left it in there for about 20 - 30 minutes, including 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Just wondering if I can still ...
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Is nonstick cookware safe to use after overheating

I know that nonstick can release chemicals / gasses / toxins after being overheated but is it safe to use again once cooled? I have a frying pan I like a lot but it got overheated a few times - there ...
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Recovering old wok with unknown lining

I found this old wok in my new apartment, and I was wondering if it would be useful (and safe) to use after completely scrubbing off this kind of black enamel, which is already wearing down. What kind ...
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After baking, bread coated with shiny residue

Started making sourdough bread at home. Baked last night in non-stick pans (Cuisinart, Xylan coating, I think) and left to cool off overnight. This morning, I took a look at the bread, and it's ...
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How does a marzipan knife work?

So, marzipan - or is it marchpane? English is not my native language, but I own a cooking book where it is called marchpane - is pretty sticky, and cutting it with a normal knife doesn't really work ...
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What skillet pan to use for making spring rolls wrappers?

I'm trying to make spring rolls wrappers. My dough looks fine, but it doesn't stick to the skillet. What skillet is the best? I'm trying with non-stick ones (teflon and seasoned cast iron) but I ...
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non-rusting sauce pot for boiling water

I am trying to find a way to boil 1-2 quarts of water for 10 minutes and want to be absolutely sure that the pot doesn't leak any chemicals into the water. I have tried 3 stainless steel sauce pots ...
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How to prevent egg muffins sticking to non-stick muffin pan?

I have good quality non-stick mini-muffin pans that are in perfect condition, and I spray them very thoroughly with canola cooking spray. I don't have a problem with sticking with anything except my ...
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Cooking halloumi/wet food on stainless steel without sticking

I've got a set of all-clad stainless steel pans I've been able to master cooking most foods without sticking and too much burn remains. Even eggs I've got right. One thing I constantly struggle with ...
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White stains that make potatoes sticking to my iron frying pan

I've got a well seasoned, never soap washed iron frying pan that I love and take care. This pan used to work well and not stick at all. Untill now. There are now small white stains that make potatoes ...
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Could you show how nonstick Hard Anodized Aluminum is with an example? Say you leave pasta cooking for 1 hour

goal -- im having a very very hard time finding out if 'Hard anodized aluminum' is nonstick, or if i should go with 'nonstick coating' on a jumbo cooker/pot heard that nonstick coating wears off over ...
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Is burnt ceramic frying pan safe to use?

I've been using a Bergner ceramic frying pan for a month and it has been ok up until today when I decided to cook beef burgers on it. After I was finished the ceramic coating was pretty burnt out. I'...
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I don't care about the non stick property of a non stick pot. Is there any harm in washing it in a dishwasher?

I have this T-Fal non stick pot, and really I don't have any use for the non stick coating. I'm wondering if there's any harm in washing it in the dishwasher aside from the non-stick coating wearing ...
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Dough Sticking to Guillotine Knife

I am new to this forum. I work in a commercial bakery where we use a guillotine cutter to cut different kinds of pastry dough on a conveyor line. We have a problem with the dough sticking to the blade....
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How to cook flatbread without oil?

Here's the thing: I am currently experimenting with a Oshawa diet #7 and I discovered that I can make these tasty flatbreads in my frying pan. However, the issue is that after each flatbread is done ...
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Stainless nonstick, not vs, but both? What's the point?

I bought a stainless steel 12" skillet and when it arrived it has a Non stick coating on the inside. I didn't realize that. I already have a non stick set, anodized aluminum I think, so I wanted to ...
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Safe to use non-sticky pan with scratches?

Everyday I have to cook using some share kitchenware, and I came across some old non-sticky frying pan that have significant scratch marks on them. I was told by my parents that I should not use any ...
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Is my "non stick" pan kaput?

I have a Circulon frying pan I've been using for a few years. I got it second hand in good condition. The non stick factor was great when I got it, but when I fry with it now, I find I need to use ...
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Normal lifetime of non-stick teflon pans

Questions such as Are Non-Stick Bread Pans Destined to Fail? conclude that non-stick pans do not last forever, especially cheaper ones. I am trying to find some information that allows me to quantify ...
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Cast iron, stainless steel, or anodized non-stick: which makes the resulting product taste best? [closed]

The thing with a cast iron pan and stainless steel pan is you've got to season them. Once they're seasoned, they have a non-stick (more or less) layer that's transformed olive oil, vegetable oil, or ...
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Will 93% lean ground beef stick in a non-stick skillet without oil?

I often cook 85% lean ground beef in a non-stick pan. When I first started doing this, I always added some oil to the pan before I cooked it, but then I learned that the beef had enough fat on its ...
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How do I prevent dougnuts deflating when moving them into the pan?

I find that each time I cook dougnuts, as I slide them off the tray into the oil pan, they deflate a fair bit, and sometimes crinkle up. How do I effectively prevent this, and keep them gorgeous and ...
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Spray oil with hydrocarbon propellants on non-stick pan surfaces

I have heard that using spray-oils with hydrocarbon-based propellants (e.g. butane, isobutane or propane) can, over time, be detrimental to the effectiveness of non-stick pan surfaces. Can anyone ...
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Seasoning none stick teflon pans [duplicate]

Before the first time I use a none-stick teflon pan, how should I do seasoning? 1- Should I first rub oil on it then heat it? [ref1] or first I should heat it then remove heat and rub oil on it? [...
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Is there any way to make crepes without a proper non-stick pan?

I unfortunately ended up in situation where I tried to make crepes in a regular pan - needless to say, I was unprepared and it didn't end up well (they would get stuck to the pan and burn) I tried ...
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Why did my sweet potato hash turn soggy when frying in a non-stick pan, and crispy in a cast iron?

I was making a sweet potato hash for pizza topping the other night, and tried to fry the first batch in a non-stick pan. The hash never crisped up and was soggy, so I ended up mashing it instead. The ...
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Do pan "pores" exist, what are they, and what are their effects?

There are a number of common cooking lore techniques which revolve around the idea of "pores" in the surface of a pan. Two of the ones I've heard most often: (1) When heating a pan where sticking is ...