Season your Teflon pans: Caring for your nonstick cookwares

There are some things that I don’t scrimp on, one of them is food and good kitchen utensils and cookwares. I’m not really into cooking but I can whip up a delicious meal when I’m in the mood. So having good quality utensils, pots and pans is one of my top priorities. Last December, I bought a Teflon frying pan because the Teflon coating in the old frying pan started to wear off and I was afraid of the Teflon dangers I’ve been reading. Little did I know that before its first use, Teflon coated pans and also cast iron cookwares should be “seasoned” before using for cooking. Yeah, I didn’t know this at first too but I’m writing this now so that you can do this on your newly bought Teflon cookwares and cast iron pans.

“Seasoning” means to treat the pan with oil to create, or rejuvenate, a nonstick surface. Cast iron pans traditionally require regular seasoning. But, with use and as Teflon-coated pans age, the surface may need to be seasoned to add to its life and effectiveness. Seasoning a Teflon-coated frying pan, or other Teflon-coated cookware, is fast and simple.

Teflon coated frying pan

How to season Teflon pans and cast iron pans:

1. Wash your Teflon pans or cast iron pans with soap and water using a soft sponge or cloth. Dry thoroughly.

2. Heat the pan in the stovetop on low setting for about 30 seconds.

3. Add a tablespoon of oil in the pan and carefully swirl to coat the pan’s surfaces.

4. Wipe the excess oil with paper towel or a clean cloth. You Teflon frying pan or cast iron cookware is ready to use!

Follow this and you’ll have perfectly cooked sunny side ups every time. Care to share other kitchen care tips? Leave a comment below….


  1. This is the one I wanted to buy… teflon frying pan…

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  2. I remember when my househelp used scrubbing pad to clean my newly bought teplon pan.. til then it’s not any more non-stick.. 🙁


  3. this is smart tip! we use teflon frying pan in our Cavite home. madali lang pala magseason para maglast ang teflon frying pan. thanks for sharing, badet! 🙂


  4. Thanks for sharing this one!

    Josie, that happened to us, too. The help used a metal scouring pad. Ouch!


  5. Hmm… I think I missed this instruction for first use of non-stick cooking pans. Thanks for sharing this tip. Also, it’s helpful to use the proper cooking utensils for non-stick pans to avoid scratches.


  6. Thanks for this tip 🙂



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