The OXO Good Grips Nylon Square Turner is heat resistant. This means that it can be left in a pan without it melting and can be used on an outdoor grill. The holes in the bottom help to release food from a pan for easier turning. It makes flipping pancakes and hamburgers easier for kids. Kids love to cook when given the opportunity, this utensil helps get them more involved. The delicate material keeps eggs intact for flipping as well as delicate fish. Nylon wipes clean very easily for use with more than one food item for a single meal. It is also ideal for use as a serving utensil at get togethers for lasagna, casseroles and cakes. It slides beneath food with ease preventing sticking and breaking of delicate desserts.