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Is Ninja Nonstick Cookware Fired to 30,000°?

SharkNinja, the maker of Ninja cookware, claims that the nonstick coating sprayed on their pots and pans is heated to 30,000 degrees so that it won’t stick, chip, or flake.

Ninja 30,000 degrees

There’s just one problem with that claim according to the consumer who is suing the company. Her complaint says in part…


The “difference is in the degrees” and 30,000ºF claim is as deceptive as it is preposterous. According to NASA, as presented at the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit, “the surface of the sun is a blisteringly hot 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit…”. Defendant would have the average consumer believe that their nonstick pans are manufactured at a temperature that would vaporize the aluminum pan base metal into gas.

This is not the first time that Ninja’s nonstick cookware has come under fire (so to speak). In 2021, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the BBB ruled that their “never stick” claims were false and misleading because such claims “reasonably convey an unsupported superiority message that, unlike traditional non-stick cookware which rapidly loses its non-stick properties, NeverStick cookware would exhibit a greater level of resistance against sticking, chipping, and flaking.”

Also in 2021, in an unpublished Mouse Print* story, we found that the company was misleading shoppers about it’s lifetime warranty because its idea of “lifetime” is five years, not what the average shopper would expect.


Ninja Lifetime guarantee

The NAD also addressed the lifetime guarantee issue in its 2021 decision.

NAD also recommended that SharkNinja discontinue claims that NeverStick has a “lifetime guarantee.” NAD determined that a reasonable takeaway from such claims is that the product’s useful life is far longer than the five years for which it is guaranteed…

SharkNinja has been the subject of multiple NAD cases by competitors alleging that the company makes misleading claims for their products. As a company headquartered here in Massachusetts, it is about time that our attorney general got out of the frying pan and into the fire to review this company’s advertising practices.

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12 thoughts on “Is Ninja Nonstick Cookware Fired to 30,000°?”

  1. Their advertising may be misleading but the pans really are awesome. I love my large frying pan. Easy to wipe out after cooking, food gets a great crust and it is dishwasher safe without issues.

  2. You want healthy, ALMOST never stick? A well-seasoned cast iron pan will do that, for generations, as my family hand-me-down Wagner Ware, manufactured in Sidney, OH, can attest to. No non-stick chemicals for me. I did at one time. Then I smartened up. But I didn’t throw that coated one out, since it makes a fine bird bath for the Chickadees.

  3. That is very obviously misleading marketing and should be changed. Shame on Ninja for that. I almost wonder if this isn’t some long sordid issue where someone added an extra 0 at some point and then no one ever questioned it after that. 3,000F is much more reasonable and, at least, is below the instant vaporization temp of Al according to the lawsuit.

    Having said that, as the owner of Ninja nonstick pans, air fryer, food processor, and foodi grill, and personal blender. I will swear by their products. I’ll happily by anything with their brand name on it. The nonstick pans we’ve had for over a year and are kept nice by not using metal cookware, using only the blue scotch sponges (designed for nonstick cookware), and not putting them in the dishwasher. Also, I think a lot of people don’t pay attention to the warning about keeping a cloth between them when stacking them. They can scrape each other.

  4. I agree with you, but sadly I don’t expect to believe any such claims about nonstick cookware. I’ve tried so many over the years and regardless of the claims they all lose their nonstick properties after a while no matter how well you care for them. I agree that a well seasoned cast iron pan is better than any of them. Porcelain coated cast iron is good too.

    Edgar – I just saw you featured on my local CT news. Every now and then you pop up on my screen. I’m glad they feature you but I only wish our gov’t officials would make some headway on addressing shrinkflation that’s not just nothing but talk and no action.

  5. I hear these are decent pans. But that Lifetime Guarantee based on 5 years of use disclaimer is downright awful. They might as well say “based on the lifetime of a gerbil”

  6. Shark/Ninja makes OK products. what I have a problem with is that most, if not all 5-Star reviews of their products are made by consumers who “received a free product”. Lesser reviews are generally from people who actually purchased them. This is just as misleading as false advertising. That, and I’d like to know how to get on their “free product” list 🙂

  7. look close
    3 years of USE???
    Even IF…
    I will think Their Pan got to 1200? maybe 1600f. BEFORE it melted.
    And will Judge it NEVER got near 3, Like on the First picture.

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