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Watch A Nonstick Frying Pan Get Made

Hannah Keyser

Nonstick frying pans are so ubiquitous, it's hard not to take them—or their place in our kitchens—for granted. But behind this essential item is an involved and deliberate production process. Watch as aluminum alloy ingots get shaped, shaved, sanded, and covered in a mix of dozens of chemicals, and thousands of diamond particles, all for the sake of your perfect sunny-side-up eggs.

[h/t Gizmodo]