Frying pans have been used for decades for cooking a variety of dishes. A frying pan is great for foods that require shallow frying or even for searing or toasting. This is an essential pan that makes cooking quick and easy. A good quality pan can be non stick, stainless steel or any other sturdy material. The picks on this list were chosen because they are light weight yet durable, easy to clean and any size. The following five pans are guaranteed to have you sizzling with ease.
This is a simple and well made frying pan that is durable and it's lightweight. Feel confident searing, frying or anything else that requires quick hassle free cooking. Cleans up in a snap with handwashing. Read Full Review
Few things are better than a well constructed, non stick frying pan. The Kevin Dundon 12-inch frying pan is non stick and will make frying up eggs, searing meats and anything else. You never have to worry about food sticking or the surface of the pan peeling or cracking. The stay cool riveted handle makes it easy to flip and maneuver while cooking. This well constructed pan is made of brushed aluminum and is lightweight. It cleans easily with simple hand washing and with proper care will allows years of non stick cooking.
Not only is this a superior frying pan, but it is also non stick and safe to use by being PFOA-free. The copper core prevents hot spots and allows heating a cooling to happen quickly. If this is the only frying pan you have, it's all you'll ever need. Read Full Review
This top notch pan made my list because of the copper element and its durability. I am a huge fan of copper because it really provides superior even heating. The Williams-Sonoma Hard Anodized Copper Core Fry Pan is a star in this category. It heats and cools easily and is PFOA-free. While the interior of the pan is non stick, this power house pan can still be used with metal utensils. This is a great everyday pan that is usable on gas or electric cook tops and is oven safe. Hand washing is preferred.
I love a pan that can give me optimal performance on a budget. Cook your favorite foods and never worry about it getting stuck to the bottom. The smooth interior is even heating and oven safe. The 12-inch Kenmore frying pan is an affordable luxury you can't resist. Read Full Review
The Kenmore 12 inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Open Frypanis definitely a great buy. This pan is great for cooking pancakes, searing meats, eggs, sandwiches or anything else that requires quick cooking. The hard anodized construction is durable and guarantees even heating. The non stick interior cooks foods perfectly and keeps them from sticking. This pan can also withstand oven temperatures up to 400 degrees F without peeling or warping. The comfortable ergonomic handle makes for ease of maneuvering. For maintenance, hand washing is recommended.
This is an excellent covered pan that can be used for small or large pan frying jobs. This pan is sure to yield professional results every time due to its even heating and non stick interior. Slow cook meats and gravies and seal in moisture with the glass lid. This will easily become your favorite tool for sizzling in the kitchen. Read Full Review
I don't just like this pan because it's by Emeril, I like it because of its great performance. This is a pan that has a fantastic heating element. Heat distributes evenly, eliminating hot spots. The interior is scratch free which is important when buying non stick pans. It has been designed to have a balanced feel and the ergonomic handles make it comfortable to use. The glass lid allows you to simmer foods and lock in flavor. It is usable on gas, ceramic, electric and glass cook tops. It's oven safe for up to 450 degrees F and can be cleaned by hand washing.
Don't underestimate the size of this frying pan. It is just as sturdy and superior in performance as the larger variety frying pans from All-Clad. You still get even heating and food that is perfectly cooked. Sear, stir fry or even simmer a dish for one. This pan may be small, but it can still deliver optimal quality. Read Full Review
So of course, in my quest for a excellent frying pans, I wanted to include one that was for smaller jobs. The All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 Collection 8 inch Fry Pan is my mini wonder. It heats up evenly and will give your foods a superior texture. The 18/10 steel construction ensures your foods will not absorb flavors. It is durable and can safely go from stove to oven. This is a perfect pan for cooking for one and for small jobs such as frying eggs or a grilled cheese sandwich.