5 Surprising Uses for Pam Cooking Spray

Imagine your kitchen without PAM cooking spray. Cakes tumbling out of their pans in clumps, fish glued to the grates of your grill- the outcome would be a frustrating mess. The commercial nonstick spray is essential to an efficient kitchen and ensures that recipes come out looking and tasting their best. Chefs have used PAM cooking spray for years to maintain the integrity of their food. No matter how great the recipe is, if your muffins are stuck to the tins, no one will get to enjoy them. But did you know that commercial nonstick spray can be used for so much more? Let’s look at 5 ways cooking spray can be used to enhance your kitchen.

  1. Master the Art of Boiling with PAM Cooking Spray

It’s been said that a watched pot never boils. So why is it that the moment you walk away from a pot, it often boils over? Coat the inside of your pot with commercial nonstick spray before filling it with water to keep your boil under control. If you overfill, and the water rises, simply spray the surface of the water to bring it back under control.

  1. Slice at Warp Speed

Even the most adept knife wielders see some foods as their nemesis. A quick chop is essential to food prep and turnaround, so add nonstick spray to your method. Coating the knife allows it to move through food quickly and easily. No more cheese stuck to the knife or sawing your way through the meat. It also gives the sliced food a coating to keep it from sticking together, making it easy to disperse.

  1. Measure More Accurately

So many ingredients are hard to measure precisely. Honey, molasses, mayonnaise, corn syrup- these sticky components like to stay in the spoon or cup with which they’re measured. But just a thin layer left in the cup can throw off a recipe’s balance. Spraying your measuring devices with PAM cooking spray means they come out in one easy pour. You save time you would spend scraping them out and ensure precision in your recipes. Spraying your tools also makes them easier to wash since there’s no sticky film left behind.

  1. Get Rid of Residue With PAM Cooking Spray

Burnt on, baked-on, dried-on food — it happens in every kitchen. Before you drag out the steel wool and elbow grease, give your dishes a douse of commercial nonstick spray. Just a few minutes allows the spray to permeate and release the stuck-on food. It works just as well against soap scum in sinks, or crust on counters and cabinets. While you’re at it, give your door hinges a spray. It rids them of dust and keeps them lubricated, so patrons aren’t pestered by a squeaky door.

  1. Have a Gratifying Grate

Grating food is a messy endeavor, and the cleanup is even worse. Cheese adheres to the grater both inside and out, making it hard to clean. The greasy film left on your sponge is also hard to rinse clean. Fruits and veggies often break into pieces from the pressure of bearing down. If you spray your grater before you grate, it not only allows the food to glide smoothly, staying intact, but it also guards against residue. Your sponge stays clean, and so does your grater, and you maximize the amount of usable food. This tip also works well for micro planes and mandolins, as well as food processor blades.

Looking for the best cooking spray for your business? Commercial nonstick sprays are worth their salt in the kitchen. A lifesaver in terms of food release, these products can do so much more. Plus, Dining Alliance members can get special pricing on PAM cooking spray. Learn more here.