How to recoat a teflon surface for cooking

Updated March 23, 2017

Thanks to its non-stick properties, Teflon coating helps keep food from sticking to cookware. This makes Teflon-coated cookware much easier to clean than regular pots and pans. After extensive use, the Teflon coating on a pan may become scratched and worn. Scraping the bottom of the pan with sharp utensils can cut into the Teflon coating and damage the surface. However, the wear and tear can be repaired using a Teflon coating spray designed specifically for cookware.

Wash the Teflon pot or pan with warm water and a gentle cleaning agent. Scrub all stuck food from the pan, and wipe the pan dry. Turn the pan over, and lay it on a towel for two to three hours, allowing all moisture to evaporate.

Turn the pan upright. Spray the interior with Teflon coating repair spray so that the entire surface is covered evenly.

Leave the pan on the counter for 30 minutes to let the spray dry. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 260 degrees C or broil.

Place the pan in the oven for 45 minutes.

Using an oven glove, remove the pan from the oven. Place it on the stove for an hour until it is cool enough to handle. Wash the pan thoroughly and pat dry.


Make sure all parts of the pan are ovenproof. Some pans have rubber-covered handles, which are not designed to go in the oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Teflon coating repair spray
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