How to Season Teflon Coated Frying Pans

By Erica Sweeney

Although Teflon-coated frying pans have a nonstick surface, they sometimes require seasoning. "Seasoning" means to treat the pan with oil to create, or rejuvenate, a nonstick surface. Cast iron pans traditionally require regular seasoning. But, with use and as Teflon-coated pans age, the surface may need to be seasoned to add to its life and effectiveness. Seasoning a Teflon-coated frying pan, or other Teflon-coated cookware, is fast and simple.


Step 1

Heat the Teflon-coated frying pan on the stove top until it is just warm.

Step 2

Add just enough vegetable oil to to coat the inside of the pan.

Step 3

Swirl the oil in the pan to evenly coat the surface.

Step 4

Heat the oil until ripples begin to appear on the oil's surface.

Step 5

Remove the pan from the burner and pour out the oil.

Step 6

Wipe the inside of the pan with paper towels to remove the excess oil.

Step 7

Let the pan cool to room temperature.