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How to Prevent Food from Sticking to the Pan

Having been baking and cooking food for years now, I have a few tips on how to prevent food from getting stuck to cookware and bakeware.

It all comes down to being preventative and using the right kinds of cookware.

Greasing Cake Pans

You may have heard this term before, it essentially means preparing your cakes, muffins, cupcakes, etc. to not stick in the pan.

The most efficient method is to coat the pan with a thin layer of butter, then dust a thin layer of flour over that.

I like to grab the stick using the wrapper to hold one end and spread the butter around my pans.  Then I put a few tablespoons of flour in the pan and shake it over the sink while rotating the pan.

You can also use parchment paper instead.  You can use a little butter to help the parchment paper stick to the pan as well.

I would not recommend using foil.

Using Non-Stick Cookware

There are certain kinds of nonstick cookware that don't really require you greasing your pans at all.  I recently purchased some amazing pans that I can burn cheese on and still have it not stick.

You can do some research online or test out different pans to see if you can find some as well.

Materials like stainless steel and glass are not nonstick and require proper greasing in order to be able to release the food easily after it's finished cooking.

Prevent Food from Sticking

These are just a few tips that I've learned from experience.  When all else fails, don't be afraid to try new things to figure out what works best for you.

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