How can I restore a non-stick pan?
You can restore your non-stick pan by ‘seasoning’ it. All you need to do is pour a small quantity of oil in your pan – about two teaspoons is enough. Then pour in about twice as much salt. Heat gently for a couple of minutes only and take off the heat. Use some kitchen paper to rub the salt and oil all over the non-stick surface.
Wash in warm soapy water and dry. Pour in about half a teaspoon of oil. Wipe it all over the non-stick surface using clean kitchen paper. The oil will disappear into the surface and the pan will be fully restored.
Note: use a tasteless oil such as corn or sunflower oil.
To help maintain the non-stick surface of a pan, avoid using metal utensils, and wash by hand rather than in the dishwasher.