By Steven Ziegler
Most commercial fry pan manufacturers make claims regarding their nonstick coatings that they are able to be used with metal utensils. And that is mostly true. But then again, the speedometer in my station wagon (go ahead, make fun) goes up to 140mph, but I would not do that—at least not with the kids in the car. The bottom line is that non-stick pans will last longer with utensils that are made for them, namely high heat plastic and silicone utensils.