MYTH #6: There are test methods that can predict how long a nonstick coating will last.

While there are many test procedures that can test for everything from scratch resistance to salt-water corrosion, unfortunately there is no way to interpret these results into number of years of use.

Most procedures attempt to replicate the wear a nonstick would normally receive in a kitchen from stirring with a metal spoon, for example, or rubbing with a normal cleaning pad, or putting it into a restaurant where it will suffer accelerated abuse. But to calculate a specific number of years of life would depend on the person using the pan, how often the pan is used, how roughly it is treated, how it is cleaned, etc.

If trying to calculate the length of a warranty, most nonstick-coating manufacturers can provide information to help you make a decision on this marketing feature.
 
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Common Myths about Nonstick Coatings

MYTH #6: There are test methods that can predict how long a nonstick coating will last.

While there are many test procedures that can test for everything from scratch resistance to salt-water corrosion, unfortunately there is no way to interpret these results into number of years of use.

Most procedures attempt to replicate the wear a nonstick would normally receive in a kitchen from stirring with a metal spoon, for example, or rubbing with a normal cleaning pad, or putting it into a restaurant where it will suffer accelerated abuse. But to calculate a specific number of years of life would depend on the person using the pan, how often the pan is used, how roughly it is treated, how it is cleaned, etc.

If trying to calculate the length of a warranty, most nonstick-coating manufacturers can provide information to help you make a decision on this marketing feature.

Whitford has many test methods available to determine the performance of a coating. Some of these have corresponding videos, click here to see videos.

 

 

 
 
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