Favorite non stick pan?
I'm starting to beef up my cookware collection starting with pans I use the most and work my way down (went Vollrath tribute SS fry pan for my glazed meats, tomato based sauces, etc). Up next is a non-stick pan for eggs, pancakes, French toasts, etc.
I'm open to hard anodized, Teflon, ceramic, cast iron, or whatever else is out there. Since I typically hand wash all my pans anyway, dishwasher safe isn't a concern. It needs to induction safe, and I prefer the least "toxic" option (though there won't be temps high enough for this to matter most likely)
Thanks for any help!
I recently bought four of these from Ikea in two different sizes (two homes) and I think they're my favorite skillets EVER. And all four with shipping was under $70. Nice heavy bottom. I'm recommending to everyone whether they use induction (I do) or not.
My favorite non-stick pan is my CI Griswold 8 - it is perfect, smooth and glossy and I use it for pretty much everything - which is why its perfect - the medium size and thin casting makes it fairly light - and appropriate for light frying, small roasts, frittatas, corn bread and other quick breads. This is a very different pan than a thick heavy lodge - it is lighter weight and machined smooth,
I am sort of a collector and have quite a bit of vintage CI in my kitchen but the Griswold 8 skillet is the most reached for - therefore the most non-stick and most loved.
I have two new pans which have worked out very well. One is a Scanpan Classic 8-inch. This is a sturdy aluminum pan with a modern nonstick coating. I use it only to make an omelet, wash it by hand, and store it carefully to ensure longevity. The other is a Calphalon Commercial 10-inch "omelet" pan, which I never use for an omelet. I mostly use it to sauté vegetables — its shape makes it easy to toss them. This pan is hard-anodized aluminum inside and out (no nonstick coating). I seasoned it the way I would a cast iron pan and it has similar nonstick properties — it cleans up with just hot water. The only drawback to the Calphalon pan is the small diameter handle, which is somewhat uncomfortable. I think this can be corrected with a silicone sleeve, but I haven't found the right one yet.