How to Season Teflon Coated Frying Pans

Written by erica sweeney
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Although Teflon-coated frying pans have a non-stick surface, they sometimes require seasoning. "Seasoning" means to treat the pan with oil to create, or rejuvenate, a non-stick surface. Cast iron pans traditionally require regular seasoning. But, with use and as Teflon-coated pans age, the surface may need to be seasoned to add to its life and effectiveness. Seasoning a Teflon-coated frying pan, or other Teflon-coated cookware, is fast and simple.

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Things you need

  • Vegetable oil

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  1. 1

    Heat the Teflon-coated frying pan on the hob until it is just warm.

  2. 2

    Add just enough vegetable oil to to coat the inside of the pan.

  3. 3

    Swirl the oil in the pan to evenly coat the surface.

  4. 4

    Heat the oil until ripples begin to appear on the oil's surface.

  5. 5

    Remove the pan from the burner and pour out the oil.

  6. 6

    Wipe the inside of the pan with paper towels to remove the excess oil.

  7. 7

    Let the pan cool to room temperature.

Tips and warnings

  • Seasoned Teflon pans should be washed with warm soapy water and dried immediately.
  • Do not put seasoned Teflon pans in the dishwasher.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners or sponges on seasoned Teflon pans.

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