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Best Frying Pan

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.

Kevin Dundon 12 Inch Nonstick Skillet

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.

Williams-Sonoma Hard Anodized Copper Core Fry Pan

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.

Kenmore 12 inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Open Frypan

Kenmore 12 inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Open Frypan

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.

Emeril by All-Clad E9209964 Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Inch Fry Pan

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.

All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 Collection Fry Pan

All-Clad Brushed Stainless D5 Collection Fry Pan

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.

Chef CJ
I am a chef and lifelong foodie committed to finding the best ways to enjoy cooking at home! I have been a professional chef for 17 years, I am a big tech nerd when it comes to kitchen appliances. I am always looking for a gadget that has purpose and can save time in the kitchen. I am currently a private chef with a diverse set of clients. My clients expect high end quality even though I am often cooking from their homes. This is why I love my kitchen tools of the trade.

I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in many areas of the culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!
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