Sticking around: The evolution of nonstick cookware

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What’s the best type of nonstick pan? “A new one,” answers Anna Hezel. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

“Nonstick pans are not a ‘one size fits all’ kitchen pan,” says TASTE senior editor Anna Hezel. The technology behind nonstick is a century in the making and is constantly being tinkered with by manufacturers. Durability, dishwasher safety, and limiting the use of toxic chemicals are a few evolutions in nonstick cookware development. Hezel looks back at the history of nonstick technology in her piece for TASTE.