These skewers are flat, non-stick, and have a sharp point on the end for piercing the food. Because they are flat, foods don't roll around on the skewer. The non-stick coating makes it easy to remove the cooked food, and cleanup is easy. These fit nicely laying flat in the dishwasher, and I don't have to scrub food residue off of them. Compared to my last set of stainless skewers, these are a great step up.