"non stick" cookwear is not so "non stick" anymore

Posted by: blacklite

"non stick" cookwear is not so "non stick" anymore - 02/22/08 06:01 PM

Oops, too many sporks in my aluminum, "non stick" pot, now the coating is peeling off and I'm getting black specs in my water.

I'm thinking of getting the dremel out and wire brushing the rest of the coating off inside the pot. It won't be non stick anymore but maybe that would clean it up enough to stop the flakes.

Anyone seen this in "non stick" pots before?
Posted by: Earthling

Re: "non stick" cookwear is not so "non stick" anymore - 02/22/08 06:04 PM

Happens to the best of us, Most folks just 'retire' the pots and pans that have this much use on them. Hence the 'non stick utensils only' note in these sets <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Using a plastic spork would've prolonged but not eliminated this from happening IME. Get a set of anodized aluminum cookware and hike on!
Posted by: Trailrunner

Re: "non stick" cookwear is not so "non stick" any - 02/22/08 07:13 PM

The only permanent "non stick" surfaces I ever saw were my cast iron Dutch Oven and my cast iron skillet. This was only after conditioning them with oil. Teflon coatings wear away sooner or later.

I bought my last "non stick" backpacking pot a long time ago. It ceased to be "non stick" very quickly. I saw flakes too. Now I stick (pun intended <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />) to uncoated Ti or hard anodized aluminum.
Posted by: sabre11004

Re: "non stick" cookwear is not so "non stick" any - 03/03/08 04:49 PM

I use to use those non-stick pots and pans and as we all know they aren't non-stick for very long. I have gone exclusively to the aluminum anodized pots and pans and gone forever are the little black flakes...Hell the non-stick pots and pans that you get for your home aren't non-stick for all that long either... The anodized pots and pans work better, heat faster, and last much longer than non-stick or stainless steel. Hope this helps...Happy Trekking...sabre11000...

The first step that you take will be one of those that get you there !!!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted by: AlabamaDan

Re: "non stick" cookwear is not so "non stick" any - 03/26/08 03:03 PM

In my home pots and pans (calphlon) I've had them over 10 years and thought the nonstick surface was wearing out as food was sticking. I've only used the nylon stuff over the years. When I called the company about the lifetime guarantee, they said for me to try "Soft Scrub" and the "Blue" scrubby pads. Sure enough, my nonstick coating wasn't coming off, but rather years of baked on stuff was covering it up. Fixed them up right away. Perhaps the same applies to your nonstock cookwear.