nonstick

adjective
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 Its plates are nonstick, and its handle is large and easy to operate. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 The Always Pan and Perfect Pot both have exclusive nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating made without potentially toxic materials like PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAs, lead, cadmium and toxic metals. al, 12 May 2022 Two of the chemicals in this family of substances are no longer used: PFOS and PFOA, which once had numerous purposes, including use in fire-fighting foam, nonstick pans, and stain-resistant textiles. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 The plant historically produced fabrics coated with a Teflon-like substance, similar to nonstick pans and other products. Kyle Bagenstose, USA TODAY, 17 Dec. 2021 The three stoneware Bakes are glossy with a naturally nonstick finish to make clean-up a breeze. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 22 June 2022 The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought — and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. Matthew Daly, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2022 Heat the cream, sliced shiitakes and 3/4-inch asparagus pieces in a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 June 2022 Grease the sides and bottom of three nine-inch cake pans with unsalted butter or nonstick cooking spray. CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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19 Jul 2022

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“Nonstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonstick. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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