The Best Utensils to Use With Non Stick Cookware

The type of utensils you use on your Non Stick Cookware matters.

Team Made In|Nov 13, 2019

If you're an avid user of Non Stick Cookware, then you know the reasons why it's an essential piece of Cookware in any home kitchen—one of the biggest perks being the ability to cook even the stickiest foods, like fish or eggs, on its Non Stick surface.

That said, Non Stick Cookware requires slightly different care than

Stainless Steel

or Cast Iron to preserve its Non Stick qualities for years to come. One of the fastest ways to degrade and scratch the surface of a Non Stick Pan is to use hard tools, like metal spatulas, on your Pan—which is why it's important to use the correct kind of utensils. Below, we go over the three utensil materials we recommend using on Non Stick Cookware.


Wooden Spoons

feature rounded edges and are comfortable to grip. High-quality wooden 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 can be tricky to use for certain dishes.


A favorite of many chefs, silicone utensils are dishwasher safe and safe under high heat, as they don't melt or leach harmful chemicals. They don't scratch Non Stick surfaces and are thin enough to flip food easily.

However, this flexibility means that silicone is not sturdy enough to work with some heavier foods, like thick cuts of meat.


Nylon utensils are sturdier than silicone and are dishwasher safe. Despite being hard and sturdy, nylon won't scratch Non Stick surfaces. However, these tools can melt when exposed to high heat, so be cautious and keep these tools away from an open flame.

Whether you choose wooden, silicone, or nylon utensils, you can confidently use these tools on your Non Stick Pots and Pans as these Non Stick-safe cooking tools will help preserve your Cookware for life. For more information on maintaining your Non Stick Cookware, check out our video below.