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Tips On Removing Non-Stick Cooking Spray from Pans

Last post Jun 22, 2008 3:44 PM by GranMarion____MN . 1 replies.

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  • Tips On Removing Non-Stick Cooking Spray from Pans

    How to remove non-stick cooking spray from pans & casserole dishes


    Many people love to cook using non-stick cooking spray. Not only can it prevent burning and food from sticking to your pots, pans and caserole dishes, it is also a healthy alternative to using oil and butter in recipes. But if you are a regular user, you have probably discovered how it can build up residue that seems impossible to remove.

    However, there is an inexpensive solution to removing non-stick cooking spray residue from your cookware. Combine one cup water, 1/2 cup bleach and two tablespoons of baking powder, and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for ten minutes, then wash as usual. Residue should be removed.

    Don't forget, you can also make your own non-stick cooking spray.


    Removing Cooking Spray Residue from Pans and Dishes


    QuestionAny hints for removing baked-on cooking spray?
    Regina Gail Foy
    Fancy Farm, KY

    AnswerNonstick cooking sprays are convenient, but they leave a residue if the dish isn't cleaned thoroughly. Remove stubborn buildup by scrubbing metal pans with a nonabrasive cleaner. To clean glass dishes, put them in the sink and spray liberally with an oven cleaner (use a cold-oven formula). Let sit for a few minutes, then scrub well. You may have to repeat to get the grime off. Always apply the spray to a cold pan (never a heated one), and wash well after each use.

    NOTE: Do NOT spray NON-stick pans with vegetable oil spray.

    " Residues form when the oil component in cooking spray polymerizes as a result of high heat cooking. This polymerization occurs with retail oil products as well. The residue is generally more of a problem with non stick cookware due to the fact that the dark coating causes pans to attain higher temperatures faster. They also cool very quickly when removed from the heat source, which does not allow much time for clean-up of the residue when it is still warm and easier to remove with soap and water.

    When completely cooled on a pan this residue becomes a hard glaze which is hard to remove without ruining a non-stick surface. We recommend reducing cooking temperatures or cooking times when using non-stick sprays on non stick cookware. The cooking spray should be applied only where it will be in contact with the food i.e. don't spray on the side of the pan.

    Also cookware should be cleaned with soap and water as soon as possible after cooking to remove any residue which may be present.
    PREPARE PANS WITH...For best results, use Professional Grease Professional Grease to prepare pans with. However, if you like what you've been using, stick with it.

    Professional or Baker's Grease: equal parts of Crisco shortening, oil, and flour. (For a large amount, use 1 cup each)


    It is usually sold in cake supply stores, but you can mix your own.
    Mix ingredients in a mixer with a beater attachment, until light and fluffy.
    Use a pastry brush to apply the grease on the inside of your pan
    No need to follow up with a flour sprinkling.
    Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  • Re: Tips On Removing Non-Stick Cooking Spray from Pans

    Great tips. Thank You. I just got some new  pots and pans and this was so timely for me. I appreciate it. Wilted Flower

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