How to Restore a Non Stick Pan

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Have you ever found yourself staring down at your trusty non-stick pan, wondering if its best days are behind it? Fear not, because we’re here to sprinkle a little kitchen magic and show you how to breathe new life into your favorite cookware! In today’s post, we’re diving into the world of re-seasoning non-stick pans—an easy and budget-friendly way to revitalize your cooking arsenal and make a non stick pan non stick again. So, grab your apron and join us as we embark on a journey to reinvigorate your kitchen essentials and unleash your inner culinary genius!

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How to Season a Non Stick Pan

Let me tell you about my trusty sidekick in the kitchen – my Orgreenic Non-stick pan. It’s been my go-to for whipping up eggs and grilled cheese sandwiches for nearly two years now, and let me tell you, it’s been a game-changer!

Now, here’s the scoop: I quickly learned that even the best non-stick pans need a little TLC to keep them performing their best. That’s why I make sure to give my pan a little love every six months or so with a quick re-seasoning or restoration session.

Let me tell you, it’s made all the difference! No more struggling with stuck-on eggs in the morning or spending ages scrubbing away baked-on messes. With just a few simple steps, my pan is back to its non-stick glory, and my sanity is intact – hallelujah!

So before you go rushing out to buy a new pan out of frustration, give these tricks a try. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make in your cooking routine. Here’s to stress-free mornings and perfectly cooked eggs!

Can you restore a non stick pan?

With a few steps you can make a non stick pan non stick again by restoring it.

Restoring a non-stick pan can be a bit tricky, as the non-stick coating can wear off over time due to usage and cleaning. However, there are a few methods you can try to improve the non-stick properties of your pan:

  1. Seasoning the Pan: Similar to cast iron cookware, some non-stick pans can benefit from seasoning. To do this, coat the interior of the pan with a thin layer of oil (such as vegetable or canola oil) and heat it over medium-low heat for a few minutes. Let the pan cool, then wipe away any excess oil with a paper towel. Repeat this process a few times to build up a thin layer of seasoning on the pan’s surface.
  2. Avoiding High Heat: Excessive heat can damage the non-stick coating on your pan, so try to avoid cooking at high temperatures whenever possible. Use low to medium heat settings on your stove to prevent the coating from deteriorating.
  3. Using Silicone or Wooden Utensils: Metal utensils can scratch and damage the non-stick coating on your pan. Instead, opt for silicone or wooden utensils, which are gentler on the surface of the pan and less likely to cause damage.
  4. Cleaning Carefully: Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on your non-stick pan, as these can scratch the surface and remove the non-stick coating. Instead, wash the pan by hand with a soft sponge or cloth and mild dish soap. If there are stubborn food residues, you can soak the pan in warm, soapy water to help loosen them before washing.
  5. Vinegar Soak: Fill the pan with equal parts water and white vinegar and let it soak for several hours or overnight. Vinegar can help break down any stubborn residue that’s causing the pan to lose its non-stick properties.
  6. Baking Soda Paste: Make a paste using baking soda and water and gently scrub the pan with it using a soft sponge or cloth. Baking soda is mildly abrasive and can help remove buildup without scratching the non-stick surface.
  7. Replacing if Necessary: If the non-stick coating on your pan is severely damaged or worn off, it may be time to consider replacing it. While you can try the above methods to improve its non-stick properties, there’s only so much you can do to restore a pan that’s past its prime.

By following these tips, you may be able to improve the non-stick properties of your pan and extend its lifespan. However, keep in mind that non-stick coatings do have a limited lifespan, and eventually, you may need to replace the pan altogether.

How often do you need to restore a non stick pan?

I did this about 6 months ago… Adam and I noticed that our eggs were starting to stick again, so it was time to restore our non-stick pan again. I would restore your pan as often as you need!

Once you are unable to use this process to restore your pan, it is probably time to just get a new pan. 

Why should you restore a non stick pan?

Overtime, you may find that you have food that sticks worse or you have a build up on your pan that makes it hard for food to come clean. This is a good indication that you need to restore your pan. 

Thankfully, it is really easy to do!


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How to Restore a Non-Stick Pan

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How To Restore a Non Stick Pan

First, you heat the pan on medium to medium high heat for 2-3 minutes.

Second, you add your coconut oil to the pan and let it melt. We use about 2 tablespoons.

Swirl the coconut oil around in the pan so that it coats the entire surface.

Let the coconut stay in the pan until it starts to smoke.

Once the oil starts to smoke, remove it from the heat and set it aside to cool.

Once it is cool, take a paper towel and rub the oil into the pan again.

By heating the pan, you open up it’s natural pores and allow the coconut oil into the pores.

Now, your pan is seasoned and restored! Your eggs and foods shouldn’t stick anymore. You can also use this technique with other skillets like cast iron skillets. 


Have you re-seasoned your pans before?

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I’m trying it now and hoping it’s more successful than my last attempts to re-season my green pan. I figured it’s wiser than throwing the thing out in the yard, which was my first inclination. 😉

    • Haha!!! I have done that too : P I still have this pan a year later too. I feel like I can’t cook acidic things like anything with tomatoes in it or I have to reseason it immediately. Thank you so much for reading!!

  2. Can you do this with a Teflon pan as well? There is no damage to the coating (pealing/cuts) but things have began to stick to it.

    • Thanks for the question! I have never had that problem before – it may if you are cooking at very high temperatures, but usually you want some oil in your pan when cooking.

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