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

The compounds, used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware and other products, increasingly have turned up in public water supplies and private wells around the country. USA TODAY, "Chicago cows, bras for turtles, gold rush: News from around our 50 states," 1 July 2019 Line the bottom and sides of a 13- by 9-inch cake pan with foil, leaving overhang on all sides, and lightly coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Genevieve Ko, latimes.com, "Blueberry pie bars," 25 June 2019 America’s Test Kitchen also found that cast-iron grill pans boasted taller, more distinct ridges, because nonstick aluminum pans aren’t strong enough to hold up to being stamped into more dramatic peaks and valleys. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to use a grill pan, inside or outdoors," 17 June 2019 Ceramic-coated cookware is free of PTFE (Teflon) and PFOA, two chemicals used in the manufacturing process of traditional nonstick cookware. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Ceramic Cookware Sets to Buy in 2019, According to Kitchen Product Experts," 1 Mar. 2019 Spray a 9-by-9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray (or grease with butter), and coat with flour. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Sawyer’s Julio Avila re-imagines his grandmother’s beloved tres leches cake recipe — with an extra burst of ‘milk’," 29 Jan. 2019 Two burners sit beneath a removable, nonstick grill grate and drip tray for easy use and cleaning. The Editors, Outside Online, "Seven Steals at Huckberry’s Summer Sale," 12 July 2018 On a rimmed baking sheet lined with nonstick foil, season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Hoisin Chicken and Snow Peas," 18 Apr. 2018 Spray a standard waffle maker with nonstick spray, and set heat to medium. Lisa Lillien, PEOPLE.com, "Hungry Girl: 4-Ingredient Brownie Waffles You Can Feel Good About Eating for Breakfast," 2 Apr. 2018

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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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nonstick

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nonstick

: allowing easy removal of cooked food

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