MYTH #5: Nonstick coatings used on the interior of a pan can only be made in black.

Actually, a nonstick coating can be made in a range of colors. For interior coatings, the colors that can be offered are limited by two factors.

The first is that they must be FDA-compliant, which means no heavy metals can be used. (Heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, are what give warmer colors their hues, such as reds, yellows and oranges.)

Second, nonstick coatings are primarily organic and, therefore, subject to some staining, especially from foods such as mustard, catsup, tomatoes (which are rich in color) and dairy products such as milk and cheese, which are high in proteins and tend to burn, leaving a discoloration behind. By using a dark-colored nonstick, any staining will be masked and help maintain the appearance of the coating.

Overall, the best colors from a manufacturing and aesthetic point of view for interior nonstick coatings are any shade of black, dark grey and dark pewter. A great effect is a black base coat with a color-tinted top coat, such as a black cherry or dark blue color. Even some copper, bronze and gold/champagne colors can be done successfully.
 
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Common Myths about Nonstick Coatings

MYTH #5: Nonstick coatings used on the interior of a pan can only be made in black.

Actually, a nonstick coating can be made in a range of colors. For interior coatings, the colors that can be offered are limited by two factors.

The first is that they must be FDA-compliant, which means no heavy metals can be used. (Heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, are what give warmer colors their hues, such as reds, yellows and oranges.)

Second, nonstick coatings are primarily organic and, therefore, subject to some staining, especially from foods such as mustard, catsup, tomatoes (which are rich in color) and dairy products such as milk and cheese, which are high in proteins and tend to burn, leaving a discoloration behind. By using a dark-colored nonstick, any staining will be masked and help maintain the appearance of the coating.

Overall, the best colors from a manufacturing and aesthetic point of view for interior nonstick coatings are any shade of black, dark grey and dark pewter. A great effect is a black base coat with a color-tinted top coat, such as a black cherry or dark blue color. Even some copper, bronze and gold/champagne colors can be done successfully.

 

 

 
 
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