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You shouldn't use any material like a rough sponge or a metal spatula on a Teflon frying pan because they can scratch. Once scratched, it can release a component that is believed to be cancerous.

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My Scanpan wok has bubbled on the tatanium surface I now think it is not safe to use


not ideal
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Teflon coating inside deep fryer is coming off


Not sure how safe it is to use appliances with cracked teflon coating. However there are ways of replacing the coating. Visit this website for details. I do not have any personal experience with this. I usually throw the appliance or utensil in this condition at my municipal dump yard.

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Is it possible to restore the teflon surface of teflon coated pans on which the surface has become scratched (in this case Jamie Oliver Tefal Frying pans)


No. There is no effective repair procedure for the pan once the teflon coating has become scratched down to the bare metal or begins peeling off.

You can continue to use the pan safely, but the non-stick surface will not be as effective as an undamaged coating would be.

Never use metal forks / spatulas / utensils on a teflon coated pan.

Instead try using thermal rated plastic, teflon, or wooden spatulas which will not scratch the pan coatings.

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I have had this pan for about 1 1/2 yr. , being retired I only use it once every 2 months or less. i know less than 10 times. It has alwys heated extremly hot ( only use 250degress or less) . Last time I...


I really don't think there is much you can do. You could ask a kitchen utensil distributor if they have a contact to have the pan re-coated for you, otherwise remove the rest of the coating and use it as a conventional pan.

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Cant find a teflon repair spray product


Teflon, if nmot applied properly to cooking utensils can be toxic, thus there are no home remedies for your problem.

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Cant find a teflon repair spray product


No product of this kind available. Pans are made to be used with plastic utensils so you don't scratch coating off, once you scratch coating of the pans they need to be replaced. I would not use them anymore, every time coating scratches off you are eating it. Who knows how bad this could before you, no one tells us this.

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My George Foreman Grill has been scraped down to the bare metal along the 'ribs'. Is it still ok to cook on?


well, yeah, itll cook the food, but itll stick, and youll likely get bits of teflon in your food. and you really dont want that, as it causes cancer. best bet is to toss it and buy a new one, and dont use metal utensiles on it. ever.

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Teflon coating bubbling in spots


Sadly there's not much you can do here then. If it has started to bubble it only takes one swipe from a utensil to break it open and I had to get rid of my 12 year old tefal pot because of a very similar problem.
Teflon sprays exist on the market to spray light coatings on mechanics. However it is not fit for utensils or anything that may be consumed out of. You should just invest in a new set.
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