Classification of nonstick coated cookware

Nonstick pans are quite varied, for example, they can be divided according to the type of material from which they are made (aluminum, steel, cast iron) and the type of nonstick coating. The type of coatings are distinguished:

- Teflon;
titanium (with titanium);
- ceramic.

For proper use of nonstick cookware, you must consider the characteristics of each of the above coatings.

Its manufacturing techniques are all non-stick pans are similar - the main material in some way to apply the non-stick coating. Therefore, when you initially use it is necessary to ensure the safety of non-stick layer, which is the most vulnerable place of the cookware.

What should be observed when using nonstick cookware

Teflon, titanium and some ceramic coating should be protected from mechanical damage that may occur from contact with metal items such as knives, kitchen spatulas and so on. To work with a non-stick coating is best suited using a wooden or plastic Cutlery.

The non-stick layer also must not be exposed to hard materials and direct contact with an abrasive means. It is recommended when cleaning nonstick pans use a soft foam sponge or cloth and gentle non-alkaline cleaning agents.

The non-stick layer of the pan may be deformed from the sudden drop in temperature, for example, in contact with a hot frying pan frozen food layer can cover the cracks. It is also recommended uniform heating of the entire surface, excluding the change in temperature of the pan.

Nonstick pans should not be overheated, for this reason most manufacturers provide installation of temperature indicator surface, which can be used to determine the stage of heating.

Each manufacturer specifies the operating conditions (working temperature, the possibility of cleaning in a dishwasher, and so on), the violation of which can lead to unsuitability for further use of nonstick cookware. Each type of coating has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. For example, some ceramic non-stick coating can withstand higher temperatures and have greater resistance to mechanical stress metal Cutlery than Teflon and titanium. So when purchasing it is advisable to carefully read the product label.