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How to care for your cookware
Here at Blackmoor, we pride ourselves on great quality cookware that doesn’t cost the earth. Once you’ve purchased your new pans, we know how important it is that they stand the test of time so you can continue to enjoy using them for years to come.
With that in mind, here are some handy tips to consider so that you can maintain and prolong the life of your cookware:
- Whenever possible, hand wash your pans. Even if they are labelled dishwasher safe, the quality of your pan can degrade over time if continuously used in the dishwasher.
- Don't put a hot pan straight into water once you’re done cooking – wait until it's cool to prevent warping.
- When hand washing your pans, avoid using abrasive washing up-brushes or sponges. Leave pans to soak before trying to remove stubborn stains.
- Steer clear of high heat when cooking with non-stick pans, as this can damage their coating over time. If you need to use high heat, opt for a stainless steel or cast-iron pan instead.
- Avoid metal utensils on non-stick cookware so you don’t scratch or chip the coating.
- If stacking your pans, use a soft surface in between them – check out our handy pan protectors.
- Rubbing non-stick pans with a teaspoon of oil before and after using can help to protect their surface and maintain their coating
- Cook with fats such as butter or olive oil instead of sprays when it comes to non-stick cookware, to avoid a build-up of residue. Add your butter or oil as soon as your pan is exposed to the heat to boost the effect of the coating.
By following the above as often as possible, you should successfully increase the shelf life of your cookware as well as getting your maximum return on investment. For further best practice advice, check out our tips for cleaning non-stick pots and pans.
For Stainless Steel Cookware please see our Guide to Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware