How to Care for your cookware to extend the lifespan of Nonstick, Stainless Steel, and Cast Iron

If you are having doubts about the durability of your brand new cookware that you recently bought. Despite a few usage, some had rust, dark spots, or pealing off surface. In which the cause might not from the factory itself only, but how they are used.

In order to keep your cookware's lifespan longer, the first thing to be aware of is the material. As they are made from different materials, there are different ways of maintenance. So that, every homecook needs to know how to take care of your cookware and kitchenware for longer and safer use.

Nonstick Cookware

Ensure that you avoid using metal utensils as they could scratch or damange the nonstick coating. Moreover, do not use steel wool for cleaning as it could damage the surface as well. While washsing your nonstick cookware by hands, you might think that they are not clean yet as it is still slipery, which in fact, it is one of the qualification of nonstick surface.

Stainless Steel Cookware

Normally, using dishwasing liquid is enough to get your stainless cookware clean. But if there is some stain after cooking, soak your pan in the warm water for about 10-15 minutes, then gently scrub it out without the need of using steel wool as it might scratch. After years of using, your stainless steel could have discoloration. In order to remove, you can use vinegar, lime, soda, olive oil to make your stainless steel cookware becomes shiny again.

Cast Iron Cookware

We cannot deny that rust is the biggest problem when you possess a cast iron cookware. The main problem is that there is still damness or you keep it in the high humidity place.  To avoid that, it is better to keep it dry where it is able to be exposed to sunlight. The most important thing is to season EVERY TIME after cleaning because this process will protect your cast iron cookware becomes rusty. And DO NOT use with dishwasher.

Using your cookware correctly, it is not only to extend the lifespan, but also safe money for every homecooks. It is a lot cheaper than buy a new pan to replace a damaged one, isn't it? :)

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