Can someone chime in with their thoughts on this. I'm not sure what's behind it.
My mom is 72 and has no dementia issues. She cooks something every day, usually meals. Most of the time she uses nonstick cookware. The problem is that she refuses to use the appropriate utensils to avoid scratching off the nonstick surface. I have bought her about 6 different safe, utensils to use, including flippers, spoons, tongs, etc. My dad even refused to eat food from some of the pans, so she threw them away and purchased new cookware! She is still using metal forks and spoons and scratching the surface. We have had conversations about it several times, so I don't understand why she keeps doing it. I am helping her and my dad out more now and keep seeing metal utensils in the pans where she has cooked and scratches on the pots and pans. (I have read it's unsafe to allow those particles to escape into your food.)
I know, it's her business and her kitchen, but it's also her and my dad's health.
Recently she was entertaining and I was there watching a neighbor friend whose about my mom's age, help with the food preparation. She was using a metal fork in the nonstick pan too! What's up with this. Is it just me? I just don't get it.