My husband sent me this article from the New York Times about nonstick cookware care just before I made a trip to our church's Gift-and-Thrift to donate three previously well-used skillets. Luckily, we didn't have to spend money on new ones because we had each collected a few on our own and had been given some as presents. I was quite grateful for the "simplification" my cabinet had received. But now feel I'd better learn to be more careful with what I have left.
I used to make scrambled eggs with a fork! But a woman I knew some time ago showed me that nylon spoons were safer for the poor pan. Now, I've been educated even more about the value of wood spoons on skillets.
I assure you in my future kitchen activities, I'll definitely be remembering to rub oil in my pans before I turn on the fire. And I hope because I don't have a stove-top griddle, I'll not have too many issues with the heat. On the other hand, I'm a firm believer in having nothing in my kitchen that can't go in the dishwasher. I'm not sure what I'll do with this new found knowledge about the heat and chemicals.
How do you care for your kitchen supplies? Got any sad stories to tell? Please feel free to share in the comments below.