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How to fix scratched teflon

Updated April 17, 2017

Teflon is a material often used as a non-stick coating on cookware. Occasionally, Teflon can develop scrapes and scratches as a result of interaction with other utensils, which reduces its non-stick properties. Instead of cooking with damaged Teflon or replacing the scratched item, you can repair the Teflon yourself with just a few items and save some money as a result.

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  1. Wash the Teflon item thoroughly using a sponge, warm water, and a mild dish detergent. Rinse the item well and allow it to dry completely.

  2. Spray cookware repair spray on the damaged area by holding the spray a foot away from the Teflon and applying an even amount, until the scratches are covered.

  3. Allow the freshly sprayed Teflon item sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Turn on your oven to 260 degrees Celsius to preheat as the Teflon sits.

  4. Insert the Teflon item into the centre rack of the oven. Allow the item to sit for 45 minutes.

  5. Put on a pair of oven gloves and remove the item from the oven. Turn off the oven and allow the Teflon to sit until it has completely cooled.

  6. Wash the Teflon in the same manner that was done in the first step. Inspect the item to ensure that the damage has been repaired.

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Things You'll Need

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Dish detergent
  • Cookware repair coating spray
  • Oven
  • Oven gloves

About the Author

Joshua White has been writing since 2004. He has written articles for his collegiate newspaper, the "Corsair," and The4thQuarter.net. White holds an Associate of Arts in journalism from Santa Monica College.

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