The best non-stick choice is the Tramontina Professional. It’s relatively inexpensive ($30 for a 12 inch) which is good since a nonstick pan needs to be replaced every few years. It’s not worth spending more money.
Holy crap, you want a non-stick pan that you can really use and that won't lose its non-stickiness instantly? Tramontina is probably the brand your professional chef friends are using at home or at work. The handles even have silicone handle covers that can go in the oven to 400F. They've even got an extra-large 14" size that is amazing for cooking for your family if you've got the space on your stove.
This might be my favorite item in my whole kitchen. I use it so often (many times for 3 meals a day) that it simply goes from my stovetop to my sink and back again. Heats quickly and evenly, nothing sticks but food browns nicely, and the silicone handle is super practical.
I'm surprised to see so many recommendations for this pan! Mine warped after a few uses, so everything migrates from the hill in the middle of the pan to the edges. I can't wait for it to be used up so I can justify getting a better one. Maybe I got a lemon?
8 months ago
Liz PearceLisa Foss That is really weird. I actually lit the silicone handle of mine on fire by placing it too close to the broiler, but it still keeps on ticking. Sorry you had a bad experience!
8 months ago
I've definitely been on the hunt for a high quality non-stick pan. Thanks for the rec Liz!