An article of cookware has an interior cooking surface that with raised linear or curvilinear bands with an outer layer of a first material that is one of ceramic or metallic in nature to provide cut and abrasion resistance. Valleys or grooves between the raised bands have an outer layer of a second material with low surface energy to facilitate food release and cleaning of debris. The bands are arranged to protect the second material from cutting and abrasion that would damage the second material. The bands aid in enhancing distribution of cooking oil to enhance searing and browning of foods.

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