Difference Between Hybrid and Non Stick Cookware

Hybrid vs Non stick Cookware


If you're a fan of Cookware and food, you would appreciate the ease of cooking that non stick cookware provides in the kitchen. There's no sticking, hardly any oil required and a joyful experience while working with non stick pots and pans. 

But there is the fear of using coated cookware that stands the risk of peeling and mixing with your food. Although PTFE coating is non reactive by nature and is not as harmful as it is made out to be, there are many people who also find it difficult to maintain since it needs special spatulas and gentle care. 

Enter, Hybrid cookware. The perfect solution for those who enjoy the experience of non stick while worrying about the maintenance and health aspects.

What is Hybrid Cookware?

  Hybrid cookware is cookware that is coated with high quality Greblon coating but with hexagonal ridges that are made from stainless steel. Stahl Hybrid cookware is made on the base of triply stainless steel, giving it the ability of even heat distribution and durability to the cookware. The HexaRidge technology makes it suitable for rough usage too, which means there is no need to change to a wooden spatula while using it. 


What is the difference between a Non stick cookware and Hybrid cookware?
The chart below is an easy reckoner to see how both types differ from each other.
What is the difference between a Non stick cookware and Hybrid cookware?
The chart below is an easy reckoner to see how both types differ from each other.

Non Stick Cookware vs Hybrid Cookware

   Hybrid Cookware

      Non Stick Cookware

Coated? Yes


Needs Seasoning? Yes


Cooks with less oil? Yes

Needs no oil

Chip proof? Yes


Durability High


Life 4-5 Years

2-3 years

Dishwasher safe? Yes


Metal Spoon Friendly? Yes


Induction Friendly? Yes


Non Reactive? Yes


PFOA free? Yes



One big difference between the non stick cookware and hybrid cookware is its durability. While plain non stick coating is prone to peel off in a few years, the stainless steel ridges on Hybrid ensure a long life even with rough use. 

So while the coating used on both types of cookware is the same, the Hybrid has been reinforced with HexaRidge technology that ensures that your food does not come directly in contact with the coating making it generally a more healthier option than non stick cookware. 

A natural next question would be to ask, ''Should I buy Hybrid cookware or Cast iron which is not coated?'' The honest answer to that would be that Hybrid is a step away from full non stick and for a lot of people, a step before switching to Cast Iron. It's for the days you crave that perfect crispy dosa without the hassle of prepping your cast iron tawa. Or for the days when you want to cook and serve your delicious recipe in something that cooks well and looks great on the dining table too. 

Hybrid Cookware vs Cast Iron 

In terms of ease of use and maintenance, the Hybrid cookware wins hands down over Cast Iron. While both the cookware need seasoning before use, Cast Iron is heavier and a tad bit more cumbersome to maintain. It is also not completely non reactive and must not be used with certain types of food. 

Both the types of cookware are oven safe although Cast iron cookware cannot be cleaned in a dishwasher and may not be induction friendly.

Stahl Hybrid cookware is a pure joy to cook on because of its perfect weight, all-round heating and ease of maintenance. 

Whether you use a Hybrid tawa to make dosa or the Hybrid Roti Tawa to make hot fluffy rotis for your family, it is a dependable piece of cookware that is equally versatile and tough. 

If you've been considering a switch from full non stick tawa or cookware, the Hybrid is definitely a more heavy duty and healthier option. 


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