When Cooking Do you Oil your pans?

@marciascott (25554)
United States
May 31, 2009 12:19pm CST
I have this Frying pan, and I remmeber hearing that you should oil your Frying Pan, so it doesn't get rusted out. I just Olied it, because it was so dry. Another question? Why do you think that Onions makes your eyes water? I know a way to stop it, run some cold water in the faucet, and it will keep your eyes from watering. And to get Onion smell off of hands, take your hands and rub them on the Faucet, you won't have onion smell, Have you hard that one before? Answer anyone of my questions, Thanks and have a nice week! Marcie~~~
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@jcc51189 (78)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I oil all of my pans...even the ones that are supposed to be non-stick. I am just very paranoid about things sticking because I hate it when that happens. I am the type of cook that gets really pissed off if something goes wrong in my kitchen. I have never heard of that one about the onion. I don't really care though seeing as i dont get affected much by onions anymore. I just got used to it so it does not bother me anymore.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Well I think you should read what some here said about the Onions. Here's one, rub Onions on you hand to cut the smell of an Onion, I didn't know that I will do that from now on, another one, peel the skin and leave the root part of the Onion on Onion, while cutting it. I learned all of this from this discussuin, another put in Food Processor so you don't have to smell the strong Onion smell.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
4 Jun 09
You must be a very good cook, my son is a good Cook, he is 36 yrs old, he cooks for his Womwn all the time.
• United States
1 Jun 09
I have non-stick pans but I still spray some pam on them cause Im parnoid about burning things.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Jun 09
If you have the good Nonstick Pans no need to put Pam on it, you think?
• United States
1 Jun 09
No there is no need to put pam on them, but like I said, Im just parnoid.
@snowy22315 (50979)
• United States
31 May 09
Certain pans like cast iron really need oil. I dont know if other pans do or not. I guess that there are some things that need oil, while with others you can get away with not doing it. I don't usually oil my pans but I might decide to do that at times. Most of my cookware is non stick so it is not usually a problem.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
31 May 09
When I read you reply, I thought they must use non Stick pans, That is good maybe I need to buy some of those Pans.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
31 May 09
When I read you reply, I thought they must use non Stick pans, That is good maybe I need to buy some of those Pans.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I don't think I have ever oiled my pans like that before but I have heard of doing that. I have never heard of the water thing for the onion smell. I know that leon juice is good to get rid of onions smells. I guess the onion juice is so strong, it makes our eyes watery. Af odd chopper is good to use to keep the onion juice from watering your eyes too.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I use the Food Processor sometimes. I love to use that because it save a lot of time when you want to cut up some Vegetables.
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Jun 09
I oil my frying pan too, and my wok. Yes, I have a wok! lol. I know another trick to prevent yourself from crying when cuttingup onions too. Cut the top off the onion and peel the skin off, leaving the bottom, root part on. Then slice it, as it is the root part that gives off the scent that brings tears to your eyes. Brightest Blessings my friend and thank you for the tips.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Hi, I didn't knmpow that I will try doing that. next time I cut an Onion. thanks for tip. good info!
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
i just cooked egg for breakfast without any oil. so how do i call it since i did't use oil in frying it. can i still say i fried it. or just heat it. anyways, it taste great actually and does not taste different from fried eggs with oil.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Jun 09
It must have be a Nonstick Pan. I think I will start buying Nonstick pans.
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
1 Jun 09
If the frying pan, it MUST be oiled and kept oiled. Cast iron is the absolute best cookware (NEVER put it in a dishwasher!). A standard frying pan should always be oiled also. I will put onions in a food processor and that keeps the oils from entering the air and burning the eyes. Rubbing a cut potato on your hands will also remove the onion smell.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Wow, I didn't know about the Potatoe rubbng it on your hand. I just learned something new right now thanks! Have a nice week!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
31 May 09
I always use the water from the facet on my wrists and it works to stop the eyes from watering, however, I did not know about rubbing your hands on the facet. I never knew about the oil either, do you rub it on after you wash the pans?
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
31 May 09
Yes of Course you do, so you learn a few things just from this discussion. I just learned something from you about the wrist. I will try that. Have a nice week!
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
31 May 09
It's more than just oiling the pan a good thick frying pan is a wonderful Tool. Everyone should take care of their tools, so actually they call it seasoning the frying pan, not the Teflon or aluminum types but a good dark steel one, that's why they rust. Your supposed to scrub the pan hard and get it very clean. The way I was taught is I pour on a good quality oil, not vegetable, I use crisco, pour about a table spoon on a folded paper towel. Rub it all over the inside of the pan, give it a generous coat. Put the pan in a preheated oven hot 400 degrees. for 20 to 25 minutes. turn the oven off and let it sit til it cools down naturally, another 20 to 30 minutes. Now it's seasoned the right way. I know it taked awhile but it's really worth it, if used properly nothing will stick to it and usually when you need to clean it, it will clean easily don't use abasives like steel wool to clean them. I do this to all my pans at once, about every 3 months, according to use! tdemex
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
31 May 09
That was some good information. I will try that. You know who get the B.R.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
31 May 09
Hey Marcie, it is good to season your pan with oil if its an iron frying pan. Those kinds of pans will rust. If its a regular frying pan you can cook with oil to keep food from sticking. I will make cut my onion in half under running water, that helps keep your eyes from watering.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
31 May 09
Now that makes sense. I never thought about that, what about wiping your hands on the faucet to get rids of Oinoin smell what do you do?