non·​stick | \ ˌnän-ˈstik How to pronounce nonstick (audio) \

Definition of nonstick

1 : allowing easy removal of cooked food particles a nonstick coating in a frying pan
2 : having a nonstick surface a nonstick frying pan

Examples of nonstick in a Sentence

There is a nonstick coating on the pan.
Recent Examples on the Web Cook 1 pound very lean ground beef in a large nonstick skillet on medium 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink. Susan Nicholson, Arkansas Online, 26 May 2021 Cook bacon in 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking up pieces with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned in spots but still pink (do not cook until crisp), about 5 minutes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2021 In addition its many uses and slippery nonstick surface, the Always Pan also earns points with buyers for its aesthetics. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Plus, the clean-up is a breeze thanks to the nonstick surface. Sam Lauron, Southern Living, 6 Apr. 2021 This ensures uniformly seasoned cookware with a nonstick surface on its inside and outside. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2021 It's also got a nonstick surface that will help to prevent food from sticking to these tri-colored mats. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2021 These are the perfect size to protect a full size rimmed baking sheet and act as a nonstick surface to boot. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, 22 Feb. 2021 No, not all broiler pans feature a nonstick surface. Michael Pollick,, 19 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of nonstick

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nonstick

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1 Jun 2021

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“Nonstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonstick

: allowing easy removal of cooked food

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