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Friday 24th October 2014
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How are saucepans made non-stick?

Question

How do they make the non-stick surface of a saucepan stick on the pan?
Steve, London

Answer

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Name: Andy, Notting Hill
Qualification: Chemistry major at High School
Answer: It sticks to metal as it’s applied under high heat, which forms a chemical bond and adheres to the pan. The reason you can’t use metal utensils or high heat is that it breaks the bond.

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