3 Easy Ways to Store Non-Stick Pans

Do you love how easy to use your non-stick pans are? You’re not alone. Many home chefs love non-stick pans. 

Did you know there are proper ways to store non-stick pans? You might already be aware that non-stick pans need to be washed by hand in order to preserve the non-stick coating, but they also require careful storage to prevent dings and scratches.

Store your non-stick pans improperly and you can kiss that coating goodbye, leaving you with a useless pan.

3 Simple Ways to Store Non-Stick Pans Without Scratching Them

If you’re stacking your non-stick pans in the cupboard on top of each other you’re already committing a sin that could shorten the life of your non-stick pan.

But don’t worry, we’ve been there and we’re here to help.

In this article, we’ll explore 3 ways to store non-stick pans without scratching them.

Now go unstack those pans before you read the rest of this article.

Hang Them

If you have space in your kitchen you can simply hang your pans using hooks or a pan hanging rack.

Hanging your non-stick pans has several advantages:

  • It keeps the pans separate and prevents them from scratching each other
  • It frees up valuable space in your cabinets and cupboards.
  • Your pans are literally hanging at your fingertips, making it easy to grab the ones you need when you’re cooking
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Hanging your non-stick pans is a safe and attractive way to store them

There are many different designs of hanging pan racks on the market, allowing you to choose one that jives with your kitchen decor.

If you’re not interested in purchasing an entire rack you can simply buy individual hooks, or even use a towel bar to hang your non-stick pans.

Not sure what to do with the lids? We suggest picking up a lid organizer.

Use Padding Between Each Pan

The main issue with stacking non-stick pans is that they can rub together, causing scratches in the non-stick finish.

Storing non-stick pans in a stack is fine provided you use proper padding between each pan.

Using a towel or stacking protectors between each pan prevents them from rubbing against each other while stacked.

Buy a Pan Organizer

A pan organizer is another simple solution to keep your non-stick pans from getting scratched in storage. We use a pan organizer in our kitchen because it’s our favorite solution.

Basic pan organizers can either go in your cupboards or sit on your kitchen counter.

There are many different varieties of pan organizers out there. Amazon is a great place to start looking for one. Some of the pan organizers are even made for deep drawers and designed to pull out so you don’t have to go digging around for your favorite pan in the back of your cabinets.

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Pan organizers keep your non-stick pans from getting scratched

Looking for more creative ways to store non-stick pans? Good Housekeeping has some excellent ideas.

What’s your favorite way to store non-stick pans? Let us know in the comments.

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