How to Recondition a Nonstick Pan

If your non-stick cookware is plagued by dings and blemishes, there may still be hope for saving it.
Non-stick cookware can often be repaired with a little time and effort.Non-stick cookware can often be repaired with a little time and effort.
Given a tougher economy, many people are more hesitant to just throw away their non-stick pans when they become damaged. However, for safety's sake it is important to go about restoring them properly. If your cookware is flaking off bits of the coating, there is the danger of ingesting some of the finish. Rather than throw them all away, try reconditioning pans with a commercial non-stick pan repair spray.

Step 1

Buy non-stick repair spray from a department store or purchase online.

Step 2

Use a mild dish detergent to wash the pan, being careful to scrub away all residue from food particles. Soak the pan first, if necessary, and allow it to air dry.

Step 3

Hold the can of repair spray upright and shake. Spray the inside of the cookware thoroughly, allowing it to dry for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat an oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5

Place the pan in the hot oven for 45 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the pan after 45 minutes and set it aside to cool.

Step 7

Wash the pan with warm water and dish detergent. Allow the pan to air dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Non-stick cookware (must be oven-safe cookware)
  • Cookware repair spray
  • Dish detergent
  • Dish sponge