Nylon cooking utensils became the mainstay when non-stick surfaces were introduced for cooking and bakeware. Just about anyone who has cooked on a non-stick surface and mistakenly used a metal utensil found out the hard (and expensive) way the metal damaged non-stick pots and pans. This made using nylon cooking utensils a necessity when cooking with non-stick pots and pans.
Nylon cooking utensils have come a long way since their introduction. They are more stylish and have better balance. But beware, not all nylon cooking utensils are the same. One may have a much lower heat resistance than another.
When shopping for nylon cooking utensils, check the label to see what the heat rating is. If it’s not indicated, then it’s probably not tempered, and that means it may melt if you use it in direct heat cooking. If you do accidentally rest a nylon cooking utensil on the edge of a pan and it melts, it’s best to discard it.
Look for ones with a heat rating above 450 degrees for most applications and you will be pleased with the performance of your nylon cooking utensils.