No kitchen cookware set is complete without a reliable nonstick pan. These frying pans make cooking up anything from steaks to veggies easy with their non-stick sealant. They are also a total breeze to clean.
For folks that have grown frustrated with using stainless steel pans or don’t have the room for bulkier items in the kitchen like cast iron skillets, nonstick pans are the perfect compromise. Lightweight, versatile and often available to be purchased on the cheap, the only real question that comes along with nonstick pans are sorting through the endless options available.
Most Popular Brands
Like many other cookware there are certain brands that stand out from the pack. Our favorite made is made by All Clad, a company that has been handcrafting bonded stainless steel pots and pans in the USA since 1971, but there are a number of other brands that are worthy considerations. Companies such as T-Fal, Vollrath, and Anolon should also be evaluated when you are deciding.
Non stick cookware is typically classified by the type of material coated onto the pan surface. The most popular types of coating include Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Ceramic, Silicone, Porcelain Enamel, Seasoned Cast Iron, and Anodized Aluminum. Each type of coating varies in effectiveness and safety so it’s best to research before deciding which one would work best for you.
Mastering how to use cookware is just as important as the cookware itself. While having the best products will improve your end result it’s important to take the time to learn the proper techniques of the cookware you own. We recommend cooking a number of items to test our your nonstick pan that will also teach you how to use it best.
It’s important to take care of your cookware to ensure it can continue to deliver a consistent outcome and last a long time. It’s all too common for people to get brand new nonstick cookware, only for it to erode and become unusable in a matter of months. With proper care your nonstick cookware should last a few years.