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Why did olive oil damage a non-stick pan?

From: 
Linda
Question: 

A friend used cold-pressed olive oil to roast and fry certain pieces of meat and it has damaged his non-stick frying pan. Why?

Source: 
The Olive Oil Source
Answer: 

Any oil if heated excessively will leave a varnish like coating on a pan. Remember that vegetable oils like linseed oil were formerly the primary ingredient in tough paints and finishes used on furniture, etc.

Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2009

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