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What is Teflon®?

Teflon® is a registered trademark and a brand name owned by DuPont, and is used on a range of products. Teflon® is not a specific chemical or product name. The Teflon® brand represents a family of high-performance products that are used in a wide variety of industrial applications and consumer applications. The Teflon® brand has come to represent a variety of benefits to consumers including easy clean, nonstick, repellency and durablity.

Since the early 1960s, Teflon® brand nonstick coatings have been used on cookware. Although consumers know the Teflon® trademark for its nonstick properties in cookware applications, not all nonstick coated cookware contains or is made with DuPont Teflon® nonstick coatings. DuPont nonstick coatings for cookware are based on food grade PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), which is a high-performance fluoropolymer. The final cookware coating is a dried, durable nonstick material which delivers the easy clean and nonstick performance that you expect from your cookware coated with Teflon® nonstick.