Do you hate it when your food sticks to your stainless steel pan after you’re done cooking? Or maybe you’ve fried an egg or a pancake and it refuses to come off the pan?
Undoubtedly that’s the worst thing that can happen to you when you’re looking forward to a nice meal, right?
Well, how about you simply make your stainless steel pan a non-stick one then? Yes, its possible and I’ll tell you how in this article, along with hacks on how to clean burnt stainless steel pans and how to season a new stainless steel pan as well.
Check it out below!
How to make any stainless steel pan into a non-stick pan?
Here’s a simple hack on how to make your stainless steel pan a non-stick one.
Preheat the pan on medium heat for a minute or two and then add in a couple of teaspoons of water. If you hear a sizzle and the water begins to evaporate, then the pan isn’t yet ready to use.
Then, wait for a few more minutes and add in another a couple of teaspoons of water. If the water begins to glide around the pan (similar to a mercury ball, floating around), then it is ready to be used.
At this point, swipe out the water, turn the heat to low and once the pan is dry, add in the oil and begin to use the pan to fry whatever you wish to.
This hack will help and prevent the food from sticking to the pan.
How to wash burnt stainless steel pans?
Getting rid of burnt food from stainless steel pans can be a hard task, or so you think! Check out this super simple hack on how to wash burnt stainless steel pans.
If your stainless steel pan is burnt, pour in water until the whole pan is covered/soaked and leave it to sit for around 20 to 30 minutes. This soaking procedure will help loosen up the burnt food particles.
Then, throw out all the water and sprinkle a little baking soda powder all over the pan. Thereafter, using a soft steel pad, exert a little pressure and clean your pan to get rid of the tough burnt food particles.
Caution: Do not use a rough steel wool scrubber as it can cause your pans to get scratched.
How to season stainless steel pans?
Seasoning a new pan is essential to be able to give yourself a smooth future cooking experience.
So, here is a simple method you can use to season your brand new stainless steel pan before using it.
Heat up your stainless steel pan on medium heat. Then, pour in half a tablespoon of oil or smear oil all over the pan. Let it heat up until it begins to smoke. Turn off the heat and then using a paper towel or tissue rub off all the oil from the pan and leave the pan aside to cool down completely.
Then, after the pan has completely cooled, you will have to repeat this process at least 2 to 3 times (waiting for the pan to cool each time after it gets heated) for it to be well-seasoned.
Caution: Since the pan is very heated, make sure to wear heat-safety mitts while rubbing off the oil with a paper towel or tissue paper from the pan, to avoid burning your skin.