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Neat trick turns your stainless steel frying pan into a non-stick

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Non-stick frying pans have been for us for many years now.

With their teflon coatings they’ve revolutionised the way we cook. But they don’t come without risks – cooking on some types of teflon can cause disease, especially cancer.

Stainless steel frying pans like the AVACRAFT 18/10 Stainless Steel Frying Pan with Lid and Side Spouts, Induction Compatible Stainless Steel Skillet Frying Pan with Lid (Tri-Ply Capsule Bottom, 25cm ) from Fishpond, don’t come with these risks and tend to last longer than their teflon counterparts. However, one of the downsides to stainless steel pans has been the fact that they’re not ‘non-stick’.

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AVACRAFT 18/10 Stainless Steel Frying Pan.

It seems however, there’s a simple trick to endow your stainless steel model with non-stick qualities, and it all relates to the ‘Mercury Test.’

Popular home remedy YouTube channel ‘Blissfully Random’ explained the trick in a video which has attracted more the 3 million views since it was first uploaded two years ago.

According to Bliss, the trick requires no preparation, oiling, baking, coating or ‘special fumes’.

  • Put the pan on the stove and turn it on maximum heat for a minute
  • Too low of a temperature and it will stick, to high and it will burn
  • Use one or two drops of water – when reaching the correct temperature the water does not evaporate with a hiss, but forms small dancing balls around the pan – very similar to mercury balls

Watch the video below:

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