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

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,, "Hungry Girl: 4-Ingredient Brownie Waffles You Can Feel Good About Eating for Breakfast," 2 Apr. 2018 Heat a small, ovenproof, nonstick pan with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Ultimate Post-Thanksgiving Detox Meal Plan," 23 Nov. 2018 Spray a roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray and place a rack in the pan. Georgeanne Brennan, House Beautiful, "Butterflied Turkey with Herb Glaze and Gravy Recipe," 25 Oct. 2010 Place salmon on baking sheet lined with nonstick foil. Susan Nicholson, ajc, "Seven Day Menu Planner," 24 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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: allowing easy removal of cooked food

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