Should I Throw Away My Scratched Nonstick Pan?

Should I Throw Away My Scratched Nonstick Pan?

Emma Christensen
Jun 20, 2012

Q: My cheap immersion blender warped in some hot soup, and the blades cut the nonstick Teflon coating on the bottom of my pot. I remember reading that Teflon isn't really the best thing health-wise. Should I throw out my pot?

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Editor: Two things happen once nonstick coating develops scratches. One is that little bits of the coating can start to flake off into your food as you cook and the other is that the pan becomes less nonstick. My feeling is that it's best to let this pan go and replace it with a new one.

Readers, do you agree?

Related: What's the Difference Between Cooking in Nonstick and Cooking in Cast Iron Pans?

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