Top 3 Utensils to Use with Non Stick Cookware and Why

Here's our list of the best utensils to use on non stick cookware and why we picked them. 

If you are health-conscious, you probably avoid greasing your cooking surfaces with fats like butter and cooking spray. Cooking on stick surfaces, however, creates a mess, when more of your meal clings to the sides of your stick pans than the insides of your stomach.

Non stick cookware is manufactured with a slick surface, allowing you to cook even the stickiest foods, like fish or eggs, without the mess or the saturated fats. Non stick pans require slightly different care than stainless steel or cast iron. For example, using abrasive tools, such as metal spatulas and other metal utensils, can harm non stick pans, compromising the non stick coating.

Top 3 Cooking Utensils to Use with Non stick Cookware

To preserve the quality of your non stick cookware, use kitchen utensils made from the following materials.

Wooden Cooking Utensils

Wooden spoons, feature rounded edges and are comfortable to grip. These tools are soft enough that they won't harm your non stick pans but sturdy enough that they last a lifetime. Some cooks, however, prefer using alternatives to wood because wooden utensils are generally not dishwasher safe and because perfecting the pancake flip with a wooden spatula can be tricky.

Wooden Spoon great for cooking with nonstick

Silicone Utensils

A favorite of many chefs, silicone utensils are dishwasher safe and safe under high heat, as they do not melt or leach harmful chemicals. They never scratch non stick surfaces and are thin enough to flip food easily. Due to the material's flexibility, however, silicone is not sturdy enough to deal with heavy foods.

silicon spacula that wont scratch nonstick cookware

Nylon Kitchen Utensils

Nylon utensils are sturdier than silicone and they're dishwasher safe. Best of all, they won't scratch non stick surfaces. Nylon utensils, however, will melt.

nylon utensil that wont damage nonstick cookware

Whether you choose wood, silicone or nylon utensils, these non stick-safe utensils will preserve your non stick cooking tools for life.

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1 comment

  • Chris

    I recently got some nylon whisks (brabantia) for making omelettes in my le creuset toughened non-stick pans (which are absolutely great by the way). I haven’t used them yet as, purely on the feel of them, I’m worried they are likely to scratch or damage the pans. In your practical experience are they safe to use on non stick?

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