MYTH #8: The weight of a pan has no effect on the life of the nonstick coating.

Wrong. A pan's weight can and does impact the life of the coating, depending on its ability to distribute heat.

For example, a pan constructed of thick aluminum, copper, or stainless steel with a thick aluminum encapsulated base, distributes heat better, avoiding hot spots. Since nonstick coatings are organic, overheating can damage them. So heavier pans, with good heat conductivity, can contribute to prolonging the life of the nonstick coating.

But a thicker substrate increases the cost of the pan. And better pans generally use better quality nonstick coatings.

So a safe rule of thumb is, the more you pay for cookware with nonstick, which usually means a heavier pan, the better the nonstick coating will be, and the longer it will last.
 
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Common Myths about Nonstick Coatings

MYTH #8: The weight of a pan has no effect on the life of the nonstick coating.

Wrong. A pan's weight can and does impact the life of the coating, depending on its ability to distribute heat.

For example, a pan constructed of thick aluminum, copper, or stainless steel with a thick aluminum encapsulated base, distributes heat better, avoiding hot spots. Since nonstick coatings are organic, overheating can damage them. So heavier pans, with good heat conductivity, can contribute to prolonging the life of the nonstick coating.

But a thicker substrate increases the cost of the pan. And better pans generally use better quality nonstick coatings.

So a safe rule of thumb is, the more you pay for cookware with nonstick, which usually means a heavier pan, the better the nonstick coating will be, and the longer it will last.

 

 

 
 
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