Do I have to grease nonstick pans?

Answer On One Hand: It's UnnecessaryYou don't need to grease a nonstick pan. Manufacturers coat nonstick pans with a chemical compound called polytetrafluoroethylene in one to three layers. PTFE is the ch... Read More »

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Do I have to grease non-stick pans?

A new nonstick pan does not need to be greased because it has been coated with a nonstick agent that will prevent your food from sticking. Older nonstick pans can be sprayed with nonstick cooking s... Read More »

Are nonstick pans bad?

On One Hand: Low Harmful EmissionsPeople worry about the nonstick coating breaking down and emitting carcinogens and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into the air. PFOA causes birth defects and cancer... Read More »

Are nonstick pans safe?

On One Hand: Some Say, "Not Harmful"The United States Environmental Protection Agency's official position on nonstick cookware is that its use is not harmful. According to, "The information... Read More »

Can nonstick pans be put in the dishwasher?

Answer Yes. I've done it and the pans are still in great shape.