How to Fix Scratched Teflon

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Things You'll Need

  • Sponge

  • Water

  • Dish detergent

  • Cookware repair coating spray

  • Oven

  • Oven mitts

Repair scratched Teflon to have it appear brand new.

Teflon is a material often used as a non-stick coating on cookware. Occasionally, Teflon can develop scrapes and scratches as a result of interaction with other utensils, which reduces its non-stick properties. Instead of cooking with damaged Teflon or replacing the scratched item, you can repair the Teflon yourself with just a few items and save some money as a result.

Step 1

Wash the Teflon item thoroughly using a sponge, warm water, and a mild dish detergent. Rinse the item well and allow it to dry completely.

Step 2

Spray cookware repair spray on the damaged area by holding the spray a foot away from the Teflon and applying an even amount, until the scratches are covered.

Step 3

Allow the freshly sprayed Teflon item sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Turn on your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit to preheat as the Teflon sits.

Step 4

Insert the Teflon item into the center rack of the oven. Allow the item to sit for 45 minutes.

Step 5

Put on a pair of oven mitts and remove the item from the oven. Turn off the oven and allow the Teflon to sit until it has completely cooled.

Step 6

Wash the Teflon in the same manner that was done in the first step. Inspect the item to ensure that the damage has been repaired.


Joshua White

Joshua White has been writing since 2004. He has written articles for his collegiate newspaper, the "Corsair," and White holds an Associate of Arts in journalism from Santa Monica College.