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Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

No, not at all. Just wash it out..it'll be fine.

Kari Johnson

Kari is the manager of Whisk, a kitchenware store in Brooklyn.

added over 3 years ago

Absolutely not!

The only thing that will ruin a non-stick pan is using any metal utensil, or a metal scouring pad, on it. Stick to wood, nylon, or silicone spatulas, and you'll be fine!


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 3 years ago

Not if you don't scrape the bottom with the tines of a fork (which some people seem inclined to do).

added over 3 years ago

It depends on the heat you are using. Non stick should not be heated over very high heat.

added over 3 years ago

I wipe the pan with lemon juice on some kitchen paper and then rinse with cold water. It gets rid on any residual taste. You mustn't leave any residual lemon juice in the pan