Earlier Nonstick Tawa was not in trend as every Indian kitchen used their aluminium or iron round flattening Tawa. However, in the present time, nonstick Tawa is must-have utensils of every kitchen. You can have your chillas, parathas, dosas, and omelet, etc. by cooking them with few drops of oil on it. Moreover, it is easy to clean as food does not stick to it due to its nonstick coating. And, because of these two noticeable benefits, it is a superstar of your cooking room.
As the name suggests, a nonstick Tawa is used to not let oil and other cooked particles stick to the Tawa thus, makes it easier to clean, but you need to be careful while cleaning it to not let coating damaged so that you can use your non stick tawa for longer period of time.
Although, while cooking food on the high flame can result in burnt food and Tawa with a bad smell to your kitchen. Also, with this cleaning of nonstick Tawa can become a tedious task for you. But, you need no worry as we are going to enlist some of the tips and remedies for cleaning and maintaining it. So, without any delay let us have a glance at some useful remedies.
Some useful remedies and tips for cleaning and maintaining Nonstick Tawa
“Cleanliness is key to every disease.” And, I agree with the written quote. But sometimes it is very difficult to clean a nonstick Tawa in a dishwasher or with hands. Still, you need to use some home remedies or solutions for maintaining it and increasing its life.
1. How to clean non-stick Tawa with Vinegar
The White Vinegar is the first ingredient on our list is easily available in your kitchen. Or, you can get it from any nearby store at a nominal cost. All you need to pour a little amount of vinegar on the pan until the bottom of Tawa cover-up and simmer it for about 5 – 10 minutes.
Then scrub all the burnt spots with the help of a classic brush. But do not scrub harshly or with force as it can harm the coating of nonstick Tawa. However, most of the stains and burnt food will come out. And, if not then repeat the same process for getting the desired result.
Moreover, you can use fresh or bottled lemon juice, if you are unable to get vinegar at your place.
2. How to clean non-stick Tawa with Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of the best cleaning agents for the kitchen. It is such a versatile ingredient that can be combining with any ingredient to give the best cleaning results. In this section, we are going to pen down a few of them for your reference.
- You can mix three tablespoons of baking soda in 2 tablespoons of H2O (water). Then apply it on the bottom of the Tawa and leave it for 10 minutes. Afterward when time passed away scrub it with a soft sponge. Now, you will observe it will brighten up your pan.
- Again, water and baking soda are the main heroes of our next remedy. But, this time they have to be used in a different way. All you have to mix two spoons of baking soda in one cup of water. Now pour this solution in the pan and let it cook on a medium flame for about 10 minutes.
Afterward, drain out the solution from the pan. And, then fill your sink with hot water and a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap. Put the Tawa in the sink and scrub it to remove the burnt residues. Once you notice all burnt food cleared then rinse it with water and dry it with a cloth or a towel.
- Even you can use half a cup of chlorine bleach with water and baking soda. But then you need not use liquid soap, unlike the above remedy. The rest of the process is the same just like the above remedy.
Some of the Wierd Ways to Clean Non-Stick Tawa:-
1. How to clean non-stick Tawa with a Lemon
Lemons are an awesome ingredient for every kitchen. It has multiple benefits not for the kitchen but for human health also. Even every part of lemon is useful in its way.
Similarly, when it comes to clean a non-stick Tawa again it does wonders for this task. All you need to squeeze a lemon for its fresh juice mix it with a tablespoon of salt and apply that paste to the bottom of the Tawa. And, leave it for another 10 to 15 minutes. After completion of the recommended time scrub that Tawa with a sponge or scrubber to remove all the burnt food. Now you will notice all the stains and bad smell of burnt food vanished. Moreover, if you are unable to have fresh lemon juice then you can use the canned or bottled ones.
2. How to Clean non-stick Tawa with tomato Ketchup
Cleaning with tomato ketchup… Sounds interesting!! Till now I always use ketchup as a side dish for my meals but never thought of it as a cleaning agent. But, this remedy proves me wrong as it cleans off my non-stick Tawa in no time.
Even you can follow this remedy for removing stains of oil or burnt food. So, all you need to pour tomato ketchup on the burnt area of the Tawa. Just make sure that it should be a thick layer covering all the burnt spots and stains. You have to let it rest overnight. Now, next day wash it off with lukewarm water and if you feel stains are hard one then scrub a bit for removing them.
The main reason for such wonder is the acid available in tomato ketchup. So, you can use it to remove all the burnt residues quickly.
3. How to clean non-stick Tawa with Coca Cola
Have you ever tried coke for cleaning anything? Exactly mine reaction is the same as of yours that how can anyone use coke for cleaning a non-stick Tawa? It is an effective but little time taking a remedy.
Firstly, you need to fill the Tawa with coke and let it rest for a few hours approx. 5 to 6 hours. In this time the burnt food and stains will loosen up. Even, you can use scrubber for removing such residues until they don’t disappear. But, make sure scrubber should be of plastic or silicone, not that metal one.
Now, wash it off with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
4. How to clean non-stick Tawa with other home-based ingredients
There are numerous cleaning agents available in our kitchen. We usually call them the basic ingredient of every meal or daily use item of a kitchen. That means we do not have any extra penny for buying these items.
5. Cleaning of Non-stick Tawa with Salt and coconut oil
In this remedy, the salt will act as a scrubber. But, you need not be careful while performing this method as it can easily ruin the coating of non-stick Tawa. Firstly you need to heat your non-stick Tawa on medium or medium-high gas flame. Now add a spoon of coconut oil in the pan to melt and spread it over the bottom of Tawa. Afterward, add an appropriate amount of salt in it. At last, you need to rub the bottom and sides with the solution in a circular motion by a towel or cloth. When you feel that desired results are noticeable then wipe out the mixture from the Tawa.
6. Cleaning of Non-stick Tawa with detergent soap
Are you using a non-stick spray for cleaning your Tawa? Then, you must opt-out for using the same as it can cause harm to the cookware. Instead of using such kind of spray, you should use soapy water for cleaning it from outside as well.
All you need to mix a small amount of detergent with warm water. Or you can use liquid dishwashing soap in place of detergent as it kills bacteria and cleans the grease easily. Now soak the Tawa in the solution for about 15 to 20 minutes while scrubbing it gently. It will loosen up all the burnt food tucked on the Tawa.
Afterward, take it out from the solution and wash it with clean water. And, dry it with a soft cloth. This method can be followed on a regular basis for cleaning your non-stick pans. It is really easy like it sounds.
Some more tips should be taken care while using or cleaning a non-stick Tawa
- Do not use non-stick spray frequently. Or, try to avoid it and in place of it use healthier and natural options. Like olive oil, coconut oil, and palm oil are some good options you can consider.
- Avoid dishwasher for cleaning non-stick Tawa. While washing in it strong detergents and high temperatures will be used to clean it. And, that can damage the non-stick or ceramic surface of the Tawa.
- It is always recommended to use plastic or silicone scrubber or sponge instead of metal ones. As the metal scrubber can cause disaster to the Tawa.
- Try to use home base remedies or DIY for cleaning your non-stick cookware.
- Keep an eye on the gas flame and cooking process as it will result in fewer chances of burning food.
When we step out of the kitchen for a minute, then you will notice smoke and burnt food on the kitchen platform. However, many of us think food does not stick to this Tawa. But, sometimes this thought becomes a myth.
And, to get rid of those stains and spots many solutions are available in the market and at home. But, for your convenience, we listed some of the remedies and tips for cleaning and maintaining your non-stick Tawa or cookware.
Be careful while using these remedies as its rigorous use can cause harm to your cookware. If you feel any other remedy can be part of this article then please feel free to mention it below in the comment box.