How to Use Ceramic Frying Pans

Ceramic pans serve as non-stick, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional cookware. While most non-stick frying pans contain perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical linked to cancer and birth defects in animals, ceramic frying pans are non-toxic. You can use ceramic frying pans in virtually the same way as regular frying pans, but be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions, since each brand is different.

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Ceramic frying pans lend themselves to cooking all sorts of food, from chicken breats to pancakes.

General Use

Step 1

Soak your ceramic frying pan in water for half an hour before using it for the first time.

Step 2

Wipe the pan with a dry paper towel or clean rag once it has dried to ensure it is free of ceramic dust particles.

Step 3

Place the food that is to be cooked in the pan. Enameled ceramic frying pans do not require oil, butter or grease for cooking.

Step 4

Turn on a burner on your cook top. You can use ceramic frying pans on smooth top ranges, gas or electric ranges or on grills.

Step 5

Move the food as it cooks using a plastic spatula, spoon or other large plastic utensil. Unlike Teflon-coated pans, ceramic pans have a hearty resistance to scratches.

Step 6

Wear an oven mitt or protect your hand with a thick dish rag when it is time to remove the pan from the burner.

Step 7

Place the pan on a trivet to let the food cool slightly before serving.

Step 8

Turn the burner off and enjoy your meal.